My son has always said to me, “Mom, I’m like a crow; I love shiny things!” Well, it’s evident that he got that trait from me! I have always been attracted to shiny things, so it comes as no surprise that I use a lot of metallic colored clay, glitter (in various forms), mica powders, and metal objects.
Did you know that you can make wings like these, and probably even better, by bending a wire wing structure, placing it on a baking tile, and drizzling in some TLS? Once you’ve gotten the wing filled in with the TLS you can add glitter, mica powder and even metal pieces, bake it, trim off the excess TLS that has leaked out of the wire structure, and voila you have beautiful wings for any wingy type of creation!
Another option for really making your pieces wonderfully shiny is to add glitter and mica powder directly into your clay. The red stone that this beautiful little dragon is flying back to his treasure pile was colored just by adding red glitter and gold mica powder to translucent clay! I know, it was hard for me to believe myself!Polymer clay is such a wonderful product because you can add almost any “shiny” product to it, and it will just incorporate it and still maintain it’s structure. So what do you say, Get out there and make some shiny bits for us “crows” to love!