Friday, July 13, 2012


A couple years ago when my BFF's and I were in Tucson taking Christi Friesen classes, my friend Evelyn bought this stuff called Guilders Paste.  I looked at it and wondered "What the hell is she going to do with that stuff and why is it so expensive for a little tin?".  Well, about 8 months ago she made a piece with Guilders Paste on it and it was beautiful.  So, I ordered some of my own and in the last month it has become one of my favorite polymer clay adornments.

Yesterday we had a clay day here and naturally the Guilders Paste came out.  Not only that, we found a place on Artfire and bought more.  Between the three of us we ordered 14 more cans.  OCD, yes that's the disease with the Guilders Paste.  We made pendants from a technique that we did accidentally about 2 years ago and I took one of mine and textured it and put Guilders Paste on it.

The top right one turned out green and orange and I wasn't crazy about the colors so I added the Inca Gold GP on it.

This is the other side of the pendants.  I did the texturing on the top right one with some of Helen Breil's texture sheets which I love and then put the Inca Gold on both sides.

The left and bottom pendant are combinations of many different colors of clay.  I sanded and buffed both of these.  The one with the GP was hand buffed and I'll probably put a glaze of some kind on to protect the paste.

This is Evelyn's pendant before it was baked.  I love the colors in this one.  The orange just makes it pop.  She also did a long one that I forgot to take a picture of.  Will get it when she comes over.  It was gorgeous.

This is Rose's first pendant before it was baked.  Love these colors.  Can't wait to see it when it's done.

This was Rose's second pendant that she did with a different twist but same technique.

This was a transfer I did of a black cat.  AGAIN, I used silver GP on it and should have done that after I put the resin on the cat.  Got spots of silver on the poor cat.  It actually looks like glitter in person.  I hope Buster and my better half stay out of the way when the Guilders Paste is out or they are going to end up wearing Inca Gold and Silver.  LOL


Cara Jane said...

They look like fun! I haven't got any guilders paste yet - thinking perhaps I had better not start as I don't have much more room for stuff. No forget that must just make more room somewhere ;)

Lupe Meter said...

Was great to see you...thanks for inviting me to your bead club and out to lunch. These are great...gotta get me some guilder's paste!