Hello dear friends!
I’m back with more inspiration for your work with polymer clay. I still haven’t finished with the enamel inspiration and this time I chose to work on a faux modern enamel look.
- Navy blue Cernit polymer clay
- Chalk pastels (I used bright colors to create a contrast with the navy blue base)
- A texture plate (to texture the back of the pieces)
- Cutters (I used a round cutter)
- Eyelet screw pins
- Triple Thick Glossy Glaze and a brush
- A pasta machine and an oven to bake your pieces
- Baby wipes
A short description of the process:
– I conditioned the polymer clay and I passed it through the pasta machine through the thickest setting (I’m using an Imperia Pasta Machine)
– I folded the polymer clay sheet to have thicker sheet of polymer clay which would create a nice border for the finished bead
– I used a texture plate to texture the clay (this is going to be the back of the finished bead)
– I used a flower stencil to create a pattern on top of the polymer clay (I used the craft knife to shave some chalk pastels on top of the polymer clay).
– I used a round cutter to cut a round pendant. I softened the edges using my fingers (to avoid sanding the piece after baking).
– I baked the piece at the temperature recommended by the polymer clay manufacturer for 30 minutes.
– I applied Triple Thick Glossy Glaze in the middle of the bead and I used a brush to spread it all across the bead. Be very careful to clean any leakages.
P.S. Use warm water and liquid soap to gently clean your stencils.
I hope you’ll like my tutorial and I hope that you’ll take this inspiration and use it in your work. I did my best to make a shorter tutorial, yet I consider that it has great potential and that it could be an excellent starting point for making such “modern” beads.
My best to you!