In all the hustle & bustle that came with the holidays (and my book release!), I forgot to mention that the latest PolymerCAFÉ includes my "Faux Mosaic Clock" article. Check the February 2011 issue to learn an easy alternative to the more traditional mosaic method.
Problem with the article is this... While I was in the final edits, I realized Polyform was discontinuing the "Ferns and Squares" Studio by Sculpey Texture Makers texture plate that made the project so simple. I was able to find some adequate substitutes, and I included those in the article's sidebar. But for those of you who might be interested in buying the actual texture plate, here are two online stores that still have them:
And speaking of online clay retailers (and Polyform discontinuing things), it turns out that Polyform is working with three online retailers to carry Cobalt Blue and Zinc Yellow through 2011. As it stands right now, Polymer Clay Express, Munro Crafts and Creative Wholesale will be the only ones carrying these colors. So if you're not a big fan of ordering clay online, you might want to check your local craft stores now for any leftover packages.
Wishing you all an amazingly creative new year!