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Garden Art Creations: Polymer Clay in the Garden

By Boopaints
August 19, 2011

Polymer clay has been a popular craft for some time, but artisans are taking it out of the house and into the garden for a little added whimsy. Garden stakes, fairy doors, mobiles, and other fun objects are being created out of clay, bringing color and personalization to the outdoors. Meet three inspiring clay artists who have found creative ways to introduce polymer to their own gardens.

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Name: Debbie
Denham Springs, La. zone 8b (Zone 8b)
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Debbie
Aug 18, 2011 10:06 PM CST
Awesome article Becky.
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Aug 18, 2011 10:10 PM CST
Thank you, Debbie! it was fun learning more about polymer. I'd like to try it someday!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Aug 18, 2011 10:12 PM CST
What a fun topic. I love how creative Charleen, Robin and Sally are. Thumbs up
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Aug 18, 2011 10:29 PM CST
We have several other polymer artists on Garden Art too. These gals are all inspiring!
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Name: Debbie
Denham Springs, La. zone 8b (Zone 8b)
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Debbie
Aug 18, 2011 10:50 PM CST
Becky, the sub title here says untitled. I wonder why. Did I do that?
And yes, I really want to learn to do the polymer too.
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Aug 18, 2011 10:51 PM CST
Yes, you forgot to add a title. Ask Sharon if she can add it for you! She's usually on late.
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Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Aug 18, 2011 10:55 PM CST
Got it!
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Aug 18, 2011 10:58 PM CST
Big Grin I know you're schedule! It's similar to mine.
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Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Aug 18, 2011 10:59 PM CST
Yup. Of course the difference is it's midnight here and only 10 for you.
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Name: Debbie
Denham Springs, La. zone 8b (Zone 8b)
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Debbie
Aug 19, 2011 1:13 AM CST
Thanks so much Sharon.
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Aug 19, 2011 4:45 AM CST
how are they holding up outside.. I used to play with the stuff years ago making beads and whatnot... love all your little gnome & house creations!!
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Aug 19, 2011 4:51 AM CST
Becky, what a colorful, awesome article! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

Thank you for pointing it to us Sharon Thumbs up
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Aug 19, 2011 5:06 AM CST
keep wondering if you could spray them with the clear spray paint to protect them a bit.. they have it in matte & gloss
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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Aug 19, 2011 7:20 AM CST
Yes, I use a clear spray that I use made by Krylon. the more you make the more you can experiment with to see what works best. Our Friend Goldfinch used a sunsafe sealer on her parts that is made by Brear co.
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Aug 19, 2011 11:57 AM CST
A friend told me she made some stakes out of polymer and they've been in her garden for 4 years and look great!
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Name: Sally
Wesley Chapel. FL (Zone 9a)
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Sossman
Aug 19, 2011 12:45 PM CST
Mine has only been out there a week or so. I did spray it with Krylon so hopefully it will stand the test of time. :)
Name: Robin
Pittsburg, MO
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Robynznest
Aug 19, 2011 1:06 PM CST
I have been experimenting with it, some with Krylon clear gloss and some with nothing but a cheap spray paint. So far with our weather which goes up and down with high humidity, they are holding up very well.

Allison, it is still fun to play with, try it again.
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Name: Dahlianut
Calgary, AB Zone 3a
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dahlianut
Aug 19, 2011 1:40 PM CST
Wonderous article dear Boo Hurray! Glad that others will see how many talented artists hang out at ATP Smiling
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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Boopaints
Aug 19, 2011 2:42 PM CST
Thanks Dahlia Dear. Big Grin
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Aug 19, 2011 6:22 PM CST
I did enjoy it.. and should again.. seems like a good winter project to play with

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