How to Create a Multi-Media Polymer Clay Tropical Scene
Join us for this Fast Track as Paula Epperly shows us how to create this beautiful multi-media tropical scene inspired by Paula’s own pet Sun Conure, Harley. This is a sculpted project using polymer clay along with inclusions, acorn caps and even bird feathers from Harley. She will walk through each step start to finish including painting, using poly bonder and a variety of other fun and useful tips!
I believe that I’m a “Creative Dreamer!” I have been a multi media artist for a long as I can remember.
Started in art classes around the age of 4, to keep me from drawing all over the walls, it where it began. I stayed in that little class as my elementary school years started.
Getting a piano for Christmas, when I was 5, was the beginning of the many instruments I learned to play throughout my high school years.
During high school, I had many pieces of artwork in the local galleries in WV, (where I’m from) and in the eastern Kentucky areas.
Becoming a hairdresser/makeup artist is the road I traveled after high school. Keeping up with my other creative abilities.
In the early 1980’s I developed M.S. and decided to further my art career by attending Marshall University in Huntington, WV. I did not get to complete my degree because my health issues took me to a wheelchair. The American’s Disability Act was just beginning nationally so my focus on Handicap Parking, Curb Cuts and making it possible for disabled individuals to have an easier way of life. I’m proud of those years. One person can make a difference!
In 2000 we moved to FL, I discovered the Sculpey Bead Maker and Polymer. After a noticeably short period of time, many solid colored beads later, I thought there has to be more to this! That was the beginning of my polymer clay journey.
Polymer clay has no ceiling! You can do most anything you wish using it. I create a lot of multi media projects with using polymer clay. My family teases me and says that if something stays still long enough, I’ll cover it in clay.
My polymer clay dream started coming true a couple of years ago. Teresa Salgado developed the “Tiny Pandora Design Team” which I was invited to be a member. This opened a brand-new door for me. Making tutorials for polymer clay projects and writing instructional PDF’s were apart of the process. That’s when I found that I could teach and reach many people and share my love for polymer clay.
My dream now is to teach polymer clay and help others find this ‘therapy” that polymer clay can become. Learning to find your inner creative abilities is one of the most