Tutorial Review: Holo Effects by Ginger Davis Allman of The Blue Bottle Tree

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Ginger Davis Allman

Ginger Davis Allman of the Blue Bottle TreeI love introducing new people to you here on my blog. Please know that I am very selective in who gets a showcase opportunity on my blog. For the most part, the artists who are featured here I have developed relationships with over the course of several weeks or months. Ginger is no exception … but yet she is. In a previous post today, I spoke to you about how wonderful Ginger is and gushed over her a little bit. I try not to do this often, as some of my guests find it a tad embarrassing. However, what I want each of my reader’s to understand is that Ginger truly is a very special person.

And not only is she special, kind, & wonderful … she’s also a fantastic innovator & creator in the polymer arts. Ginger questions concepts, ideas, & puts them to the test. You can see one fabulous example of this in her experiments with two different kinds of silicone molding putty and in case you’re not sure what that is, you can read about it here on her blog as well. But she goes above and beyond when she writes her tutorials.

Holo Effects Tutorial Review

Ginger describes her tutorial:

Snowflake Pendant Necklace by Ginger Davis Allman of The Blue Bottle Tree
Snowflake Pendant Necklace
by Ginger Davis Allman of The Blue Bottle Tree

“Create a shimmery holographic effect that resembles dichroic glass with this polymer clay tutorial. You will learn how to create glowing, dimensional, color shifting images in your polymer clay creations. Make jewelry that shines, pendants that stand out, focal beads that glow. When the light catches the Holo Effect piece, it very much looks like it’s lit from within.

The Holo Effect really is a stand-out. When I wear jewelry that I’ve made with this technique, people always comment on it. Even in low indoor lighting, it almost seems to magnify the light and create an other-worldly shine. This technique does not use metal leaf or mica powder to create the wonderful color shift.”

Tutorial Review:

Holo Effect Hearts by Ginger Davis AllmanEvery word that Ginger writes is true. She has created a unique tutorial that captures light, transforms it, & takes on the color that you are working with. Is there a special trick, you bet! And Ginger describes that in detail (to find out how she does it, purchase the tutorial here).  I have purchased a lot of polymer clay tutorials, books, ezines, & magazines. I’ll be honest, no one writes a tutorial like Ginger. No. One. Her tutorials are well thought, well planned, carefully worded, and even has extra tips & tricks to help you along your way to creating. Her pictures are clear & concise, demonstrating steps & detail to the best I’ve seen from a PDF tutorial.

What Can You Create?

Holo Effects Heart Pin by KatersAcresHolo Effects Snowman Ornament by KatersAcresI’m always hesitant to purchase tutorials that lend themselves to jewelry techniques and components. Why? Well, if you’ve been one of my readers for awhile, you know that I don’t make jewelry … and I don’t make jewelry because I rarely wear jewelry.  But with the Holo Effects Tutorial there are so many applications you can use this technique for: ornaments, inches (or twinchies), jewelry, journal covers, sculpture bases, and in my mind I can even see this as a cool application for a dragon’s belly! I have made several things from this tutorial and though pictures are hard to tell sizes, the snowflake ornament pictured at the right is the size of my hand, while the heart pin at left is about 1″ tall.

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Holo Effects Valentine's Day Heart Bonus by The Blue Bottle Tree

Right now, Ginger is having a very special offer to anyone who buys the Holo Effects tutorial. Not only will you get the 40+ pages of tutorial instructions, but you will also get a bonus, free Valentine’s Day supplement! This Valentine’s Day supplement is not available for individual purchase. So if you want to create stunning hearts, be sure to go over to Ginger’s Etsy store right NOW and purchase her Holo Effects tutorial.

All good things must come to an end … this offer is good only through Feb. 14th, 2014 and will not be available after this date.

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More Tutorials from The Blue Bottle Tree

Faux Glass Effects Tutorial from the Blue Bottle Tree  Rustic Beads & Components Tutorial by The Blue Bottle Tree  Graduated Colors Tutorial by The Blue Bottle Tree

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4 thoughts on “Tutorial Review: Holo Effects by Ginger Davis Allman of The Blue Bottle Tree

  1. […] Every once and awhile an artist comes along that is not only super talented, but kind, sweet, wonderful, & truly one of those people who you’d want to be your best friend. Ginger is one of those people. She has broken the mold with new ideas & concepts in polymer design, technique, & I admit … fun! Today it is my honor to have her here on the blog and share a little bit about a technique she developed that I absolutely love, called “Holo Effects.” (See the review here) […]

  2. You are too kind! Thank you so much Katie. You’ve made me smile so big!!

  3. […] If you haven’t been over to Katie’s site, then make sure you go visit. Don’t miss her review of my Holo Effect Tutorial here. But Katie writes tutorials of her own! She has tons of great tips and polymer clay tutorials for […]

    1. Thanks for the shout-out Ginger! Happy claying & be blessed my friend!

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