Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Go Faux It!

Faux is defined by Wikipedia,(which we all know is the source of all knowledge), as the attempt to create products which will resemble the imitated items as closely as possible.  Polymer clay lends itself beautifully to this method, as colors can be blended in intricate ways.

Wood can be simulated by mixing browns, white, black and even reds and yellows to look like the real things.  This Faux Wood Pendant  by Creative Sisters has the look of real inlaid wood.
Stone is another material that lends itself readily to simulation in polymer clay.  These HHand Carved Faux Stone Petroglyph Earrings by Cynthia Blanton look like an ancient artifact carved from sandstone.

Turquoise can be created using polymer clay, Such as this Faux Turqoise and Copper Necklace by Amazing Designs.

Sea glass can also be produced by blending a small amount of colored polymer clay with a larger amount of translucent clay, as in these Faux Sea Glass Earrings by Christina Kosinsky Designs.

Shell can be reproduced in polymer clay.  These Faux Aubergine Shell Earrings by Gaia  Copia Look like they just came from the sea.
As you can see, polymer clay is a very versatile medium that lends itself well to numerous applications. The examples featured here are just a small sampling of what some talented polymer clay artists can do when they get their favorite material in their studios.

1 comment:

  1. Great post, Nancy! So true, polymer can certainly stand on it's own, but also recreate just about anything in nature! That is what makes it such a fantastic medium in which to work.