The May challenge for the PCAGOE Team is Mica Shift technique. It is a really cool way of getting extra dimension to your polymer clay pieces. The short explanation? You use polymer clay that has little bits of mica in it (already mixed or mix it yourself), and use something to make impressions in it. Something like texture sheets, or stamps. Then you very carefully slice away very thin slices, until it is pretty much flat. This leaves a 3-D image in the clay. Once the piece has been cured, you sand it and buff it. It looks like it is all lumpy, but instead it is really smooth.
Here is my piece for the challenge, and if you look closely you will see what looks like little oval holes in it. In reality, it is very smooth and flat.
By clicking on either picture, it will take you directly to the listing in my shop for this lovely, hypo allergenic, metal free necklace.
If you would like to see the rest of the entries, just go to http://pcagoe.com/ and you can vote for your favourite one! Voting starts today and ends on May 7th!
Oh, and the contest for the Mother's Day gift giveaway is still going strong!