Mixed media is my true love.... and coming from the Synergy conference I was motivated to try a new combination of mediums that have been rattling around in my head for some time. Some of my work is very large and presents unique problems such as how to adhere polymer to large slick surfaces like metal, ceramic and glass. Polymer will stick to most anything ,but I have found especially with larger surfaces that potentially the clay if bumped or jarred will pop off or over time will shrink off the surface and then has to be glued back on. Here I am combining liquid clay with fabric or paper fibers to create a very durable background to then adhere the polymer components. The combination of the fibers and clay compliment each other beautifully and present new textures and depth. There is a trick to it and not all liquid clays, fabrics and papers will work but when it does the result is incredibly solid and unique. You can use it on so many surfaces to cover vases, pots, lamp shades to making jewelry. For lack of a better way to describe it I am using the term Poly Fiber Masking. I am working on a simple way to explain the technique. I'll get back to you later on that....for now wish me luck.