Polymer Clay Vacation Play A La Judy Shea

Our granddaughter Brianna has been with us for a few days of her Spring vacation, which was the perfect time to break out the clay oven and goodies and make some embellishments.  Every single thing I learned about polymer clay I learned from my friend Judy Shea.  I took her online class and also had the pleasure of spending a day getting the lowdown on some basic polymer clay embellishments.  What I learned from Judy I tried to impart to Brianna, although I don’t think she needed much help at all…as you will see.  We had a fun several hours, christened my clay oven, made a big mess and got some great results.

In light of what happened at the Marathon in Boston yesterday, we are thankful that no one we know as of yet has been hurt and our prayers go out to all those families affected by the tragedy.  I was glad to be with my granddaughter when it happened.  Life is precious, give someone you love a hug.

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Whenever possible choose adventure – good advice. Brianna wants to use this for a journal cover. Look at those cute stars and hearts.

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She loved her bird piece the best. A rubber stamp or two and some great texture was achieved.


And here is the smiling teenager herself looking marvelous in PINK

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My big stash for future use.

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My multi color heart, not a sleek at Judy’s but not bad, I’m happy with it.

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It’s all about the texture. We used Payne’s Grey, Van Dyke Brown and metallic Lumiere paints to get these effects. The brights greens and blues were glitter clays which we hit with Lumiere golds and halo blues.

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35 Responses to “Polymer Clay Vacation Play A La Judy Shea”

  1. jan April 16, 2013 at 10:51 am #

    These turned out wonderfully. What great embellishments they will make.

  2. Julie Mackinder April 16, 2013 at 11:17 am #

    Looks like you had a really fun time and how lovely to share it with someone special.

  3. Judy Shea April 16, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    Corrine… my friend. You are amazing. Thanks for the shout out. These pieces are just beautiful.. I can see them in so many art pieces. Brianna’s are so cool, too. I, too, love the bird one. Great job and no burning…. yay!!!

  4. Anni April 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

    Corrinne your clay embellishments are fantastic, what a good idea , clay is so fun to play with .

  5. deb April 16, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

    Amazing Corrine!! I LOVE the heart. I MUST remember to use stamps with polymer clay! What fantastic results!!!

  6. Carolyn Dube April 16, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    Could there be a better way to spend a day than arting with her?! Love all those embellishments!!!

  7. Jessica Sporn April 16, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

    what fun! Beautiful pieces. Yay Corrine, Brianna and our clay goddess, Judy Shea!

  8. Bleubeard and Elizabeth April 16, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

    These make me want to get out my clay and play. I may do just that next month. Yours are gorgeous, but Brianna’s are incredible. Very nicely done and she is a super cute teen, too. i really love her bird and saying. You have started her on a path that hopefully will continue.

    Thanks for dropping by my blog all the time. As usual, I am most appreciative, but haven’t had much time to show it lately.

  9. Lynn April 16, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

    These are really cool! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Jo Murray April 16, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

    I’m inspired to do some ‘baking’ myself. My heart goes out to those involved in the Boston explosions.

  11. ann @ studiohyde April 16, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    The more I read about polymer clay the more I like it. Love this post. So glad you enjoyed your gd’s visit and she in turn enjoyed being with you – a great time had by all.

  12. Dawn April 16, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

    Awe Corrine these are gorgeous. What a brilliant way to spend some family time too.
    Hugs x

  13. Kat April 16, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

    These are all so lovely Corrine, keep enjoying the sunshine and fun! xx

  14. Nancy Lee April 16, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

    So eye catching! Nice colors!
    what a pretty granddaughter!

  15. Nina Lise@Mrs Moen April 16, 2013 at 5:42 pm #

    These are just beautiful! Are they really made with just clay and stamps and paint, they look like little pieces of art each and everyone. Looking forward to see them in your work!

  16. Kay Wallace April 16, 2013 at 5:47 pm #

    These are just gorgeous, Corrine, and more special by far for having created the with Brianna! While the “Choose Adventure” piece is my favorite, I am so drawn to those buttons! What a wonderful way to spend today.

  17. Marilyn J. Rock April 16, 2013 at 6:16 pm #

    Brianna is lovely and so are all of your polymer clay pieces! Fabulous time together!

    Yes; the Boston explosions were tragic – my heart is heavy for the victims and families. This leaves us all so vulnerable. xxoo

  18. Terri Kahrs April 16, 2013 at 7:20 pm #

    These are all so terrific!!! Hard to choose a favorite!!! I must say – I liked the bird too!!! ♥

  19. annie! April 16, 2013 at 7:39 pm #

    Oh wow…great job! I love the bird best too! And spending time with your beautiful granddaughter…priceless.

  20. lyle baxter April 17, 2013 at 6:28 am #

    how grand to have an artistic grand daughter! looks like you two had fun! and those will come in handy some day soon I am sure.

  21. Karen April 17, 2013 at 7:35 am #

    oh my – these are wonderful. It looks like you two had a glorious day together.

  22. Jenny Lee April 17, 2013 at 10:08 am #

    So glad you got to make art with your granddaughter. What a special thing to share together.

  23. Katie April 17, 2013 at 12:40 pm #

    I wanna make some!!!
    They look great!

  24. Marjie Kemper April 17, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

    What a beautiful girl and a plethora of lovely projects! I sooooo want to play with clay. Love how you used a variety of images and even words stamps. Fantastic!

  25. Dorthe April 17, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    You truly created amazing pieces, so great colourmixes, –
    I love Brianna`s bird-in gold- and your heart,-but all are wonderfully happy charms to look at, and to use for future creations. The use of gold in many of them are my favorites… LOVE GOLD,LOL
    Yes we are chocked here ,too- Corrine- so tragic for all involved- so without meaning!
    Hugs ,Dorthe

  26. Victoria April 17, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

    What a lovely way to spend time with your very lovely granddaughter! Your results look marvelous!

  27. sharon April 18, 2013 at 12:05 am #

    wowser! These are fantastic! Brianna is a natural, and I think you two should get together more often! These are going to make some MORE serious art. I love them!

  28. Maria McGuire April 18, 2013 at 10:51 am #

    These are AMAZING Corrine! Brianna is BEAUTIFUL–how wonderful you could do something like this together!

  29. Kim Andersen April 18, 2013 at 3:05 pm #

    what a fun time that was! my girls would love doing that …. what is the oven like? would a designated toaster oven do the job? If so, I wish I hadn’t given it to the goodwill!

  30. jill April 18, 2013 at 4:36 pm #

    I gave a start of surprise when I clicked on your blog. Clay! I love the colors and shapes. Of course the blues spoke to me. So nice to see your granddaughter, loving her smile!! she sparkles too!

  31. lisagrahamart April 18, 2013 at 11:06 pm #

    I love the way these clay pieces turned out and they make such pretty pictures. Tell your granddaughter she is beautiful! And the bird one was my favorite too! xo

  32. Arnoldo L. Romero April 19, 2013 at 8:25 am #

    Wow! Your polymer clay embellishments are almost as beautiful as your granddaughter Brianna. My daughters and I used to work on all kinds of crafts when they were little, and I loved it. God willing someday I’ll be able to do the same with grandchildren. Blessings, my friend!

  33. Zafaran April 19, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    Lovely polymer clay embellishments….WoW!!! Your granddaughter is sweet and very creative!

  34. Carlene Taylor Simmons April 20, 2013 at 11:54 pm #

    Lovely, lovely

  35. Becca April 25, 2013 at 10:53 am #

    I love playing with clay! Such fun pieces you two made. I like the bird one too!

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