339 Polymer Clay Challenges

“Daddy, there’s something in my closet,” said Pauleen.

Her dad checked the little girl’s closet and said “Everything’s clear, honey. Now, get to sleep. I love you.”

As her dad turned off the lights, the little girl convinced herself that there is nothing to be scared of and so she closed her eyes…

It did not take long before a squeaking sound of a door was heard. Out in the darkness, something seemed to be coming out from the girl’s closet. A slimy, bloody, creepy creature with six tongues and sharp teeth is longing for the kid’s fresh flesh and blood.

It was past 3:00am when the little girl’s father decided to check her out—only to find out a bed empty of the child and full of blood.

The monster which is said to be living in every child’s bedroom closet was said to be made out of children’s nightmares.

Make Your Own Monster Challenge (October 2014)
Make Your Own Monster Challenge (October 2014)

 It was not long ago since I joined Polymer Clay People Philippines (P3), a private organization composed of Filipino clayists. Members are being evaluated thru point system—attendance, completion of challenge and participation in various polymer clay-related activities. Professional etiquette is greatly valued and intellectual property rights of each artist as well.

I have submitted three (3) entries for different challenges in which photos are provided herein. Amazingly, there are a lot way better clayists than me and I really admire their talents and attention to details. You may want to check out P3’s Facebook page, Philippine Polymer Clay Guild.

Four (4) "inchies" (1"x1') tile creation (August 2014)
Four (4) “inchies” (1″x1′) tile creation

Enjoying what you do and facing different challenges are important factors that I treasure the moment I joined P3. I am looking forward to participate in future activities in order to learn more and share the things that I know.

Foodie Challenge - Gingerbread House (September 2014)
Foodie Challenge – Gingerbread House (September 2014)

I will update my Facebook page soon for new products to sell online and in the upcoming Christmas bazaar.

Happy halloween!

230 Lilok atpb.

Featured in one of the television shows about home-based business, polymer clay creations piqued my interest about almost two years ago.

I was always a fan of artsy and crafty works, and polymer clay was new to me then. With curiosity in mind and creativity at heart, I “googled” everything I could search out of polymer clay until I found reliable suppliers and other clayists. I was inspired with how detailed  and beautiful the end products are and at the same time, I thought, I could make some money out of it.

Using ordinary clay made for kids, I started out and practiced “sculpting.”

Little mouse using children's clay.
Little mouse using children’s clay.

Amused, I found myself really enjoying it.

Mushroom, baby, ice cream stick and a burger.
Mushroom, baby, ice cream stick and a burger.

After a few weeks, I decided to buy oven-baked polymer clay, its tools and accessories. Unfortunately, last year’s habagat caused flood in our area, and yes—my beloved polymer clay was soaked in waste water.

Habagat 2013 clay leftovers.
Habagat 2013 clay leftovers.

Nevertheless, my not-so-recently found hobby continued until this little Mr. made its way to get noticed by friends. Some of my friends and relatives placed orders…and that’s how it all started.

My superstar.
My superstar.

To view other polymer clay items I made, please do visit my Facebook page—Lilok atpb. (Sculpt etc.). See you!

 

 

107 Portrait 1

Alas!

After years of frustration, herewith is my very first “finished” portrait. I used a picture of my one year old niece as a model. Of course the result is not that good and neither does it look like her but I’m proud that I was able to finish it as most of the drawings that I made were half-done.

This is the first drawing I posted here and I know I need a lot of practice. My daily notebook of to-dos, an ordinary pencil, 8B Staedtler and Pilot eraser are the materials I used.

Initial sketch
Initial sketch

 

Portrait 1
Portrait 1