DragonTails: 50 Shades of Green Orlando April 30-May 4, 2020
DragonTail Bracelets: Fifty Shades of Green
Orlando Clay Fandango
Maggie will guide you through the process of making a pinched polymer bracelet using a variation of the ColorWash technique. Start by mixing a personalized selection of colors and then make a customized Skinner Blend for use on your bracelet. While the bracelets are curing, Maggie will demonstrate variations of the Dragontail design, including the ‘slinky” bracelet and show samples of the many different ways you can use the pinched polymer technique.
Level: Intermediate polymer clay experience required.
Imagine a bright lime green. Can you picture it? Now imagine a deep, dark forest green. Do they feel different? How? Why?
This one day workshop is designed for polymer artist interested in exploring “color nuance” – the subtle differences you can make in your color choices that will help you harmonize your colors and set the tone for what you are saying in a piece of art.
Part One: Swatch Book of Greens
The largest family of color are the greens. There are yellow greens, blue greens, light greens, dark greens, bright greens and dull greens. Which are your favorites?
Start your exploration of color nuance by making a collection of polymer swatches in 50 shades of green using Maggie’s signature ColorWash technique. After playing with combining different color flows you will be able to mix just the right colors to use on your customized bracelet.
Part Two: Making a Bracelet
Maggie will guide you through the process of making a DragonTail bracelet using your personalized selection of colors based on your favorite nuance from Part One.
While the bracelets are curing, Maggie will demonstrate variations of the Dragontail design, including the ‘slinky” bracelet and show samples of the many different ways you can use the pinched polymer technique.
Everyone has a unique and instinctive sense of color. When you combine your personal sense of color with your preferences for contrast and compositions you create a distinctive color voice. Have fun tapping into your color instincts as you play with color nuances.
Materials to Bring: Pasta machine, work surface, pin tool, make-up brush and blade.