Archive for March, 2019

27
Mar
19

Experiment #8

Ok experiment #8, unedited, except for rotation and cropping for size, taken in mostly natural light that was changing constantly and photographed with my iPhone.

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❤️

Marie Segal

For your understanding and viewing pleasure:

The Colors of Cernit translucent mixes from Experiment #7

baked and unbaked.

#cernit #mariesegal

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Bordeaux Translucent Cernit baked left hand side, raw uncured clay right side, top mixed with translucent glitter white, middle mixed with translucent glitter silver and the bottom be is mixed with translucent glitter gold

#cernit #mariesegalRuby Translucent Cernit baked left hand side, raw uncured clay right side, top mixed with translucent glitter white, middle mixed with translucent glitter silver and the bottom be is mixed with translucent glitter gold

#cernit #mariesegalOrange Translucent Cernit baked left hand side, raw uncured clay right side, top mixed with translucent glitter white, middle mixed with translucent glitter silver and the bottom be is mixed with translucent glitter gold

#cernit #mariesegalAmber Translucent Cernit baked left hand side, raw uncured clay right side, top mixed with translucent glitter white, middle mixed with translucent glitter silver and the bottom be is mixed with translucent glitter gold

#cernit #mariesegalLime Green Translucent Cernit baked left hand side, raw uncured clay right side, top mixed with translucent glitter white, middle mixed with translucent glitter silver and the bottom be is mixed with translucent glitter gold

#cernit #mariesegalEmerald Translucent Cernit baked left hand side, raw uncured clay right side, top mixed with translucent glitter white, middle mixed with translucent glitter silver and the bottom be is mixed with translucent glitter gold

#cernit #mariesegalTurquoise Translucent Cernit baked left hand side, raw uncured clay right side, top mixed with translucent glitter white, middle mixed with translucent glitter silver and the bottom be is mixed with translucent glitter gold

#cernit #mariesegalSapphire Translucent Cernit baked left hand side, raw uncured clay right side, top mixed with translucent glitter white, middle mixed with translucent glitter silver and the bottom be is mixed with translucent glitter gold

#cernit #mariesegalViolet Translucent Cernit baked left hand side, raw uncured clay right side, top mixed with translucent glitter white, middle mixed with translucent glitter silver and the bottom be is mixed with translucent glitter gold

#cernit #mariesegal

23
Mar
19

The 7th experiment with Cernit polymer clay

This is the 7th experiment: mixing all the glitter translucent’s into all the colored Translucent colors.

I have 12 translucent colors now, plus the clear white Translucent. The new colors are Bordeaux, Orange, Lime green, glitter silver, glitter gold, and glitter white.

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There is the ripple bead I did the video for, it looks great on these beads. There are solid color translucent disks in between the three new translucent glitter colors.

Starting on the top left side, beginning with Bordeaux and ending in violet translucent.

In each color section the top one on the left in Bordeaux mixed with white glitter, then silver, then gold.

So the little flat disks are the translucent color with nothing in it so you can see how it bakes up and how different it looks using the glitters in each of the colors.

❤️

Marie

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21
Mar
19

A quick little bead technique, by Marie Segal

Here is a quick little bead technique, I am working with glitter colors of clay, mixing them with all the translucents.

I am making a color necklace so I can see what each glitter translucent does in other translucent’s.

❤️

Marie

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15
Mar
19

Revisiting my past again, Cernit experiment #6

Experiment #6;

This is another experiment with Cernit in the #1 line of colors all more opaque now!

I wanted to do another “revisit the past” little experiment.

I believe going back to old designs for myself, shows me how far I have come, a great design is a great design, always timely, and oh how I love this upgrade in the Cernit #1 colors, they are nice and bright in the new #1 line.

No more of this is 50% translucent and this is a 100% translucent or 100% opaque to understand any more. The categories or color sections make so much sense now.

All special clay colors are going to have a category now.

Making the color line in Cernit clay much more comprehensive. Still coming in to fruition.

Sometimes things do get better. Sometimes companies improve things. Not everything is a marketing blizzard of less for more cost.

Comments on pieces in pictures themselves.

This first picture is a piece I made in the 80’s, it was part of a series I did and some of the first pieces I was selling retail in major department stores nationwide. They were also some of the first pieces of millefiori to go major retail.

I am proud of this line. it comes from teaching myself caning or millefiori from a glass paper weight book. It was years of practice to get to this point. No information available at all, like there is today.

Getting these pieces in stores retail, was a step up for Polymer clay acceptance in retail markets. Some one had to do it. On a larger volume.

At this time in my life we had several employees working for us at the time. Getting this in the stores upped our game on several levels.

They were simple canes but effective and dynamic and not really seen before.

New medium work, the one giant step for acceptance in the general public, is placing it retail in places like Nordstrom’s at that time in history.

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The original piece circa mid 80’s, color graduated series, all Fimo Classic.This is the next revisit, all new #1 colors Cernit, some canes the same, all a little more intricate now, but very similar. Colors loud and bright, the #1 line and all of Cernit clay canes beautifully, contrary to the old outdated opinion that it doesn’t cane well. Old news. It has been this way for years now. Still touted though by some that have never used it or used it in the last 15 years.The second piece in the second revisit! Pendant necklaceAll three together, top right hand side, old version.

All the canes used to make the new versions. It takes a lot of different cane and I added a couple newer versions, but similar in colors and designs.

Oh by the way, I love the new Champagne color in the #1 line, thank you so much for doing this.

I am loving the newer take on this technique and design, with the beads you see on the left. I think there will be more of these. This my friends is one of the reasons you revisit old designs and work, you are in a whole different state of your art when you come back and things evolve from the paradigm that was set for you by yourself before. Level up anyone?I like them and the colors and couldn’t stop working in the pieces and canes I had made, this is usually a great sign for me.

Just yummy!New pod action! I am really liking the elongated one.

Pattern in sheet work, below my hand on the right side.

These are faves!

These were first. I like them as well.

Set, I have to make another set of the fronts for the disk earrings in the proper color gold. I am loving the gold patterned mice shift insert on the brooch.Another view of all the canes and colors I was using.

Shot in window light, with my iPhone. Not edited.

❤️

Marie

07
Mar
19

The 4th experiment Tute

Okay here is the 4th experiment! Coloring the standard gold metallic clay to make other metallic colors. I am going to do few so hang in there! This is using Piñata inks because they dry on the surface of the clay rapidly. I have great luck with these inks and I need for them to be completely alcohol based only, nothing that extends working time in a ink is going to work the same way as these. Some of the current inks on the market are using these additives now. They are wonderful for other applications, but in my opinion, not so much for these ones coming up. I want it to dry fast so I can mix it in and I don’t have all over me, all my tools, pasta machine, and work surface. Cover the surface of the gold metallic raw clay 2”x 2” tile! Roll out on thickest setting in pasta machine. Cover each square clay tile with ink on surface dry. #Cernit

Okay here is the experiment! Coloring the standard gold clay to make more metallic colors.

I am going to do few here, so hang in there!

As for #1,#2,and #3, I will get those on here as soon as I can!

😁

#CernitThis is using Piñata inks because they dry on the surface of the clay rapidly.

I have great luck with these inks and I need them to be alcohol based only, nothing that extends working time.

Some of the current inks on the market are using different additives now to extend the working time.

I want it dry fast so I can mix it in and I don’t have all over me, all my tools, pasta machine, and work surface.

Cover the surface of the gold metallic raw clay 2”x 2” tile! Roll out on thickest setting in pasta machine.

Cover each square clay tile with ink on surface, let dry.Here I have covered the Gold metallic 2”x2” tile with Lime Green Piñata and the one on the left with Baja blue Piñata ink.

It took about ten minutes to dry on a pouring rain day where I live.

But depending on your climate and ambient temp it could take up to a half and hour (in my experience), to let it dry enough to work with.

If you leave like this more than a day or two with out mixing in, the ink could be rehydrated and become sticky again, just so you know.

I use and mix everything I do with ink as fast as I can.

When mixing colors with alcohol ink, try not to make more color than you need because the alcohol tends dry and keep drying the raw clay out more and more.

#CernitHere I have covered the Gold metallic 2”x2” tile with Lime Green Piñata and the one on the left with Baja blue Piñata ink.

It took about ten minutes to dry on a pouring rain day where I live.

But depending on your climate and ambient temp it could take up to a half and hour (in my experience), to let it dry enough to work with.

If you leave like this more than a day or two with out mixing in, the ink could be rehydrated and become sticky again, just so you know.

I use and mix everything I do with ink as fast as I can.

When mixing colors with alcohol ink, try not to make more color than you need because the alcohol tends dry and keep drying the raw clay out more and more.

I have placed my finger on the lime green Piñata to see if it comes back on my finger. It does a little here, I waited a little longer at that point.

There is definitely a difference in the way the ink looks on the clay after drying. See if you notice that difference. That way you will have an idea of when they are dry enough.

Fold the clay sheet in half when the ink is dry enough! Mix in ink to change the color.

Here is another experiment using a similar sheet of a lime green (new) translucent color to the gold metallic.

Here you can see the result of the lime green translucent above the sheet in my hand. That one is the Baja Blue Piñata sheet.

And the sheet t the right of my hand is Lime Green Piñata ink, it is darker than the translucent clay sheet.

Now mix in the Baja Blue ink!

Oh this is something I love a lot about this mixing ink thing and will stop here with my sheet sometimes for another ink crackle technique. to use with the rest of my veneers.

You might find this a lot of fun as well.

This will work with all the metallic colors and looks great.

Here are the things I have mixed in. All sheets are completely cured!

Out of all my experiments here, this one is my favorite! Baja Blue Piñata.

We do carry this product as well, it can be purchased through all of our stores. We do combine orders from all of our on line stores.

Look at the reflection! ❤️

I just love greens I think! Lol!

The lime green Piñata is a little more subtle. You could also add more ink to the sheet and mix that in also for a darker version of this one.

This one was a little weak to me, but I loved every the way it looks.

I think I could all the way up to a 3 to get me mix on this one.

3 parts Translucent lime green to 1 part of gold metallic! I will try and remember to do it later.

This is the translucent lime green and gold metallic! This works for me even though is subtle and looks slightly brassy, but this technique shows off the color well. So really, nothing is a mistake!

And here is straight gold with a small ripple cut design in it.

But you can see how it compares to the other mixed colors here!

#Cernit

❤️

Marie Segal

Have fun!

Silver metallic has a completely different look!

More later.




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