Back when I started doing polymer clay online – in 2002 or so – I found a community going strong at PCC(polymerclaycentral.com) and lots of people who were big or upcoming names in the polymer clay world. I joined swaps where other players were the people who wrote the books I’d seen in the store. It was a great spot for a newbie to get started and I joined lots of swaps and played and talked.
One of the people who always had a bit of advice and a style that appealed was Sarajane Helm. A mixed media artist, Sarajane does miniatures, beads, jewellery, music, costuming, fabric and, lately, lots and lots of digital art. I joined in her mask swaps once or twice and just took a peek at the 2014 ones. She’s also got the 2011 ones on her site. If you haven’t had a chance to see the masks from previous goes… you should, just for the sheer variety. And if you ever have the chance, do participate. It’s a huge, well organized swap with great quality work done. It was intimidating as heck to do but worthwhile.
The picture above are some of the masks, uncured, I put into the 2009 swap.