Hello dear friends!
I don’t know if I’m under the influence of all the shinny and colorful Christmas decorations that I see all around me, but I felt a sudden need to play with foils and alcohol inks (and polymer clay) and thus express my joyous feeling. So this would explain this faux –enamel project that I have prepared for you and that I hope will inspire you to make a beautiful cuff for the holidays.
So take out your silver metallic foil, your alcohol inks and your square and rectangle cutters and let’s get down to work. Of course, don’t forget to take your polymer clay (as I didn’t want a really black base for the cuff, I decided to mix navy blue polymer clay with black polymer clay in a ratio of three to one – three parts of navy blue and one part of black).
You can texture the base of the cuff with your favorite texture plate (or with a sponge) and you should decide if you go for applying a pattern with a stamp and the inkpad of your choice (I used silver considering it would be a good match for the dark blue bracelet base) or not.
I decided also to decorate the inches (the shapes that I cut using the rectangle and square cutters) with a pattern made using a different stamp and black Stazon ink. Again, it’s up to you to decide if you want to have a pattern on your inches or not.
Here you have the entire list of the materials and tools that I used for this project.
- Polymer clay (I used 3 part of Navy Blue Glamour Cernit and 1 part Number One Black Cernit)
- A pasta machine or a roller to condition the clay
- Ink pads (silver and black)
- Small stamps
- Silver metallic foil
- Alcohol inks (I used Chili Pepper red, Sapphire blue, Sun bright yellow and lime green)
- Cutters (square and rectangle cutter in various sizes)
- A rigid blade
- A brush
- Triple-Gloss varnish
- Liquid Polymer Clay
- An oven and an oven thermometer
Have fun! I hope that you will make a beautiful faux –enamel bracelet to wear for the holidays or to give it to a very special friend!
My best to you!