The pieces above are completely finished and glazed with resin. I love the glass-like look but I have to admit working with resin is a struggle. Below are another set I made using old Cincinnati images, these are pieces in progress, not sanded or glazed, they will most likely make their way to the bead store on consignment when finished.
I realize you already know this but I guess I can say it again...I really enjoy working with vintage images, they just move me in a way newer images don't, plus there is the added benefit of fewer copyright concerns. Luckily polymer clay lends itself to 'faux' work...in my case making something new look like something old.
If you have the July/August copy of Somerset Studio there is a wonderful article by Sara Naumann, she has new artwork published using antique glass sides. While I loved her finished collage work, I was mesmerized by the glass slides. My mind automatically pops to hey I wonder if I can replicate that with polymer?
This is pretty cool too, if you hold the piece up to the light it is semi translucent. I'm still thinking on other ways to use these besides jewelry. It is so outside of my comfort zone to do anything but wearable pieces, I'm trying to keep an open mind.
On another front I finished up 10- one inch size tiles for a swap in a yahoo group that focuses on all things polymer. It's my first swap with a group like this I'm very curious to see what comes back in return.