I like to make my own texture plates. One of my favorite techniques is to etch a piece of copper with an original, hand drawn design. Well Miss Paige recently came up with the best idea ever! Last week she, Michelle and I drew designs with Painter's Pens all over some thin copper tubing and threw 'em in the acid for a few hours. After we were done oogling and ahhing we rolled each one over some polymer clay and baked them.
Now we not only have a copper rolling texture tool, but copies of each others designs as well! Paige sawed some of her copper tubes into pieces and made the cutest dang earrings. I might follow suit. I'm a copier if you didn't know it before. ;-)
Made from a polymer clay tile imprinted with one of Paige's designs
I'm really loving this idea and will teach it next summer at San Gabriel Bead Company.