Anybody interested in sharing some opinions with me? As you may know, I have been playing around with polymer clay posies. The six to the left are my first batch. The solid colors are matte and the patterned layers are shiny. All layers are the same thickness and are rounded. They’re topped off with a small Bali silver bead.
I liked them, but thought they needed to be bigger, and maybe have the solid colors be toned down. Enter batch #2.
I used darker colors for the solids, and I added two more layers behind the flowers to make them a bit bigger. The solid color layers are half as thin as they were before and their edges have not been rounded. The patterned layers are still done the same way as before. I replaced the Bali silver bead with a ball of clay.
I do like these but I thought maybe dark wasn’t the way to go after all, and I missed the touch of silver I had before. Enter batch #3.
My original thought with posting this was to ask for opinions on the three options, but as I write, I realize I’m not satisfied with any of them!
There are elements of all three that appeal to me – I think #2 is my favorite, and if I make all layers the same thickness and rounded, as in #1 and the silver bead as in #3, I might have something. I’m undecided about color, mainly because I am trying to match fabric with most of these. Some of the color decisions that would work against white, for instance, don’t really complement the colors in the fabric. And I may have to resign myself to the idea that what works for one type of fabric may not work with another – I like to have a “set” way of doing a particular project, and it will upset my world order to think that I could use bright colors on one posy and darker accent colors on another. Oh, my head! I may just have to get over that
I’m going to have a lot of these things to unload when all is said and done… anybody interested in a contest where the prize is a pocket full of posies?
Ok, it’s noon and my tummy is grumbling. I’m off to bake me some Naan from Trader Joe’s. Love that stuff! It’s the closest to real Indian restaurant Naan that I’ve found anywhere.