Come and join us for the “Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams” blog tour: 18 stops, 117+ giveaways, online workshops, amazing eye candy, new artists to meet & such fun ~ http://wp.me/piYcm-12d
I am so excited to be a part of this blog hop/book tour that celebrates a wonderful and versatile medium like epoxy clay. As I’ve been reading the blog posts from the artist’s contributing to this event my excitement has multiplied. It is as equally as exciting to know that Kerin Gale created a book, “Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams,” the very first book of its kind to venture into the world of epoxy clay. In the book she shares her wealth of knowledge about working with epoxy clays and silicone mold materials. There are so many wonderful characteristics of epoxy clay and in her book you can learn about many of those characteristics. You will also be inspired by the projects and techniques that she shares with you in her book.
Please hold on, this blog post is packed with plenty of information, including discounts for some of Kerin’s workshops and a list of prizes to win from the sponsors. Plus, there is a list of the all the fantastic artists/blogs participating in this event. Don’t forget to visit their blogs to learn more about epoxy clay, to see their amazing creations and also to increase your chances of winning a prize.
One of my favorite characteristics of Apoxie Sculpt is its adhesive property. This medium will stick to just about anything, so the uses for it are endless. One way that I’ve used this adhesive quality is to combine together another one of my favorite materials, glitter. The stickiness of the Apoxie allows me to cover the surface of freshly mixed Apoxie with glitter. Then I lightly rub the glitter into the soft Apoxie, which holds the glitter in place without the use of any glue to keep it there. It creates a smooth metallic appearance, as shown in the following photo of my twisty photo stand.
It was about seven years ago when I first discovered the joys of working with Apoxie Sculpt from Aves Studio. I was introduced to it while in college and since then there has been no turning back. I can’t remember a time since then when I haven’t had some Apoxie Sculpt on hand. When I run low on Apoxie, I get anxious because I always like to have some available for whatever comes up. I don’t know what I’d do without having Apoxie Sculpt to help me make my creations.
I’ve used Apoxie Sculpt for a variety of projects from making entire sculptures with it, to using it to attach legs, wings, etc to my recycled light bulb sculptures and to permanently attach found objects to pieces (as shown in the photo of the tin at the beginning of this post).
The frog and the cricket sculptures shown above were the very first sculptures I made using Apoxie Sculpt. You can see other examples of my storybook sculptures in my portfolio at my website.
I could go on and on about how much I enjoy working with Apoxie Sculpt, but I’ll stop here to let you take in the info about the participating blogs, giveaways, etc. Plus, I know you are going to want to stop and order some epoxy clay for yourself so you can find out firsthand the unlimited options you have from working with it.
~ At the end of this blog post, I have a special giveaway for my “Lilly Bug Blog” readers. ~
Please visit the following blogs to meet some talented artists, learn more about epoxy clay and enter to win some awesome prizes.
Remnants of Olde , http://RemnantsOfOlde.com/posts
Altered Bits , http://alteredbits.wordpress.com/
Flatwoods Folk Art , http://www.flatwoodsfolkart.typepad.com/
Lilly Bug Studio , http://lillybugstudio.com/blog/
The Altered Page , http://thealteredpage.blogspot.com/
Little Bit Wired , http://littlebitwired.blogspot.com/
ICE Queen Zine , http://www.iceresin.com/category/inspired-remnants-blog-tour/
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Strange Dolls , http://strangedolls.wordpress.com/
Brenda Schweder Jewelry, http://www.brendaschweder.com/
Vanessie Art Dolls, http://vanessies.blogspot.com
Lemoncholy’s Flight of Fancy, http://www.lemoncholys.blogspot.com/
A Year In The Life Of An Art Journal, http://oneyearartjournal.blogspot.com/
Marlaine Verhelst Art Dolls, http://marlaineverhelst.com/blog/
Mud Hound Studio, http://mudhoundprimitives.blogspot.com/
Yesterday’s Trash, http://michellereneebernard.blogspot.com/
Remnants of Olde – Alan Rogerson feature, http://RemnantsOfOlde.com/posts
Apoxie Clay & Epoxy Clays Page, https://www.facebook.com/#!/home.php?sk=group_158159677562761
~~~~~~~ Prizes/Giveaways! C’mon and enter! ~~~~~~~~
Prizes offered by Sponsors (note: The physical products will only be mailed to addresses in the US. Access to the online workshop and the digital collage sheets can be sent anywhere in the world.)
********* Giveaway closed. Winners posted. **********
Just leave a comment for one entry to win one of these fabulous prizes (every blog on the tour has about this many so hooray!). Get more chances to win by sharing info about the book tour!!! When you leave your comment just say where you posted (facebook, twitter, your blog, etc.) Each post is worth one entry in my drawing!
- One Aves Power Pack (selection of their most popular formulas) from http://AvesStudios.com
- Fluid Chalks Online Workshop by Lesley Venable on her The Art Of Altering site which features many other awesome online workshops http://theartofaltering.ning.com/group/fluidchalksbackgroundsbeyond
- Two Digital Collage Sheets by Alicia Caudle of Altered Bits. You can see her very unique and cool collection at, http://alteredbits.com/digital-collage-sheets.php
- Sample pack of Silputty 40 silicone putty mold mix from Silpak. This is the formula that Kerin recommends in the book that has the longer cure time. If you want to order any of these materials or have any questions, call Jerry at Silpak 909-625-0056. He was Kerin’s technical advisor for her book so it’s great that you can talk to him directly and get any assistance you may need!!!
- 1 OZ ICE Resin and a mixed metal bezel from http://www.iceresin.com/
Grand Prizes For Book Reviews (Please note prizes include shipping to U.S. addresses only.)
Any reader that writes a review ~ however short or long~ of Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams on amazon.com before July 31, 2011 and sends an email with the title “Inspired Remnants Review” to firstname.lastname@example.org will be entered in a drawing to win one of these prizes. Please note that your honest opinion is wanted on this review.
A) The art piece featured on the cover of the book, “Sacred Totem”
B) Power Pack plus extra Fixit Sculpt clay from Aves Studio
C) Frozen Charlotte Doll with digital tutorial “How To Crackle Charlottes” from Alicia Caudle of http://alteredbits.com
D) Resin Clay Pendants online workshop by Kerin Gale from http://MixedMediaArt.ning.com
E) Vintage Gentleman online workshop by Kerin Gale from http://MixedMediaArt.ning.com
~~ Book & Online Workshop Bundles – special pricing of $5 off. ~~
(note: Just name my blog “Lilly Bug Blog” when you check out through Paypal and you get $5 back)
~~~~~~ Special Giveaway for Lilly Bug Blog readers! ~~~~~~
Comments left at my blog will be entered to win this set of three flower magnets made with Apoxie Sculpt, wire mesh & Glitter!
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