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Painting With Polymer Clay on CD – Chinese Symbol

Painting with polymer clay on CD - Courage Symbol

Painting with polymer clay on CD – Courage Symbol

Now I was really into using polymer clay and started to make all kinds of canes. But what to do with them? I came across a cool design of the Chinese symbol for Courage and a design of stone steps. So I combined the 2 in my graphics program.

  • I printed out the design, cut it out and glued onto CD.
  • Next I sliced the bullseye cane into thin slices and placed them on to the design on the CD.
  • Next I sliced the green cane and filled in the lower half of the CD. Between the stepping stones I had to cut the cane slices in half.
  • On the sky portion I used my basket weave cane and left a gap where the Chinese symbol was to go. I discovered that it was easier to place the black pieces into the gaps rather than put them on the CD first. They tended to get buried by the sky.
  • To make sure the canes made good contact I covered the design with waxpaper and then used a rolling pin and press down lightly.
  • Then I baked the CD and let it cool
  • Now it was time to varnish it and bake it again.
Chinese symbol for courage

Chinese symbol for courage

Looking through my stats I discovered that a lot of people are searching for the chinese symbol for courage. A search on google wasn’t very impressive. So here is a link to the chinese picture for courage. To download it directly, right click on the link and select ‘save target as’.

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Marlies Cohen is a renaissance woman, a 'Jack' or should that be 'Jill' of all trades. She is self-taught in most of her subjects due to her strong motivation to learn new things. Everything is touched by an artistic and creative outlook. What looks everyday and mundane to most, is seen in a totally different light by this creative maven who is happy to share her discoveries.