It's been a while since I wrote up a Guest Designer post. This will be the first of 2015! I love doing these! I get to introduce you to a new artist and show how they interpret my stamps in their unique style and medium of choice.
I can't wait to show you the polymer light switches of Tammy M. Baker. They're so unique! Tammy has also done something really nice for us. She's offered us a 15% discount coupon on any of her original art pieces (RYN15) on her Etsy shop. More on that later... First things first, here's a bit about the artist :)
A Bit About Tammy
"I live in Sunrise, Florida, just west of Ft. Lauderdale and north of Miami. I have always loved to create, be it painting or making jewelry. For many years when my kids were young we traveled the state doing Art Shows on the weekends selling my mixed media jewelry. Then for some reason, life just got in the way of creating. I packed up my supplies and put them in the garage. Many years passed and my daughter grew up and had my granddaughter, Tiffany. When cleaning out the garage and opening up the boxes of beads, gems and filigrees, Tiffany asked me why I didn’t make things anymore. Her curiosity and enthusiasm sparked that creative fire deep inside of me. This was in 2009, since then I have two shops on Etsy and a few items on Society 6."
"This is how I make them… I start with a light switch cover made of metal, condition the polymer clay and stamp or texture a background sheet. I apply the sheet to the switch plate and then layer with other stamped images. Then mica powders, acrylic paints or inks are added for color and shine. The switch plate is cured in an oven for almost and hour and Viola! a unique accessory to replace that boring old switch plate. I have used Ryn’s mermaid stamps, since I live in Florida, with a sea life theme. I love the deep texture and detailed images of each stamp."
Polymer Light Switch Plate Gallery
As always with my Guest Designer Spotlights, I didn't ask Tammy to use my stamps exclusively. I don't like to limit creativity so these pieces are a mix of my stamp designs and those of other companies.
In this piece Tammy used one of the stamps from Koi Set (bottom left).
Isn't the marbling in the Koi fish neat?!
Fiddlehead Set at the top of the plate
Fiddlehead Set in neon. Fun combo with the Indian themed designs!
Striped Reed Set. The copper and blue colour combination is really stunning in this piece.
Ornate Leaf Set and Sea Bubbles Set in earth tones
Thanks everyone for taking a look at this Guest Spot. If you liked Tammy's art you can see more of her creations in her Etsy store: tmbakerdesigns.Etsy.com She also does custom pieces. If you've got an Etsy account you can also send her a message. I'm sure she would love to hear from you :)
Here's a screen shot that I just took... She's got mixed media pieces in there as well. I'm so inspired by her art! I'll be doing another Spotlight on her soon featuring her mixed media approach with Designs by Ryn stamps.
Special 15% Off Coupon
I mentioned her special coupon... As I said, it's for 15% off and can be applied when you are checking out. She told me that she will keep the coupon active for a year. Isn't that wonderful?! You can see her pricing in the screenshot. Totally blows my mind for original works of art! The code is RYN15
You can also find Tammy at this site: studiotambria.Etsy.com In this store she sells handmade pendants and beads. It's all one of a kind.
Well that's it for now. Thanks so much for stopping by. Please do leave a comment and feel free to share. Tammy doesn't have a blog so I'm sure she'll be popping by to read any feedback that you leave here :)
Bye for now!