A Peak Inside the Studio

Have you ever wondered how Artists create such beautiful designs? Whether it be pottery, paintings, sculpting or mixed media art, it all seems like some kind of magic. Something they were born with. It's not magic - and it's true some of us were born creative and have an eye for design - but it's much more than that. It takes a lot of hardwork, a lot of training (whether its from school or the Artist taught themself), trial and error and a roller coaster ride of wavering self esteem before an Artist truly masters their craft.

 

But perhaps there is a little bit of "magic" and whimsy too.

 

Here's a "behind the Scenes" look of my studio that coincides with my blog so you can get to know a little bit about the design process. Maybe you will see the creation of one of your new necklaces, bracelets or earrings.

How do Lucite Flowers get their  Color?

There are three different ways Lucite flowers can get their color besides the factory colors.

 

- Dying

- Airbrushing

- Painted

 

I work with two other designers who have each mastered their own technique. One Artist specializes in hand-Dying while the other Artist specializes in Airbrushing.

 

In my studio, I hand paint the Lucite Flowers.

 

You can find various artists who can do one or the other with Lucite Flowers. I've chosen only the best Designers for my work.

 

Through trial and error I created the perfect technique for hand painting Lucite flowers for the best and most vibrant colors and effects.

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new enameled flowers in progress
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enameled lucite flowers
enameled flowers to be turned into earrings
enameled lucite flowers almost finished

Hand Painted Lucite

Few Artists have tried painting Lucite flowers. Each Artist has a different technique and type of paints they use. My choice of paints allows me to create beautiful and bold colors that come out very well and last a very long time.

 

Painting requires patience and the ability to accept that not each flower will turn out perfectly. However, designing is ever changing and evolving, so more types of paints and techniques will surely end up in my Shop.

More to come...

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