Ammonite Inspired Design – Use your Scrap Clay Challenge – Day 9 – Last day of the Challenge

Ammonite polymer clay tutorial - Use your scrap clay challenge

Hello dear friends!

Here’s the last tutorial of the Use your Scrap Clay Challenge. But don’t worry, I’ll think of a different theme (hopefully interesting as well) and continue to provide inspiration for your polymer clay.

The ammonite is a beautiful and easy inspiration to work with. Ammonites lived during the Jurassic and Cretaceous and they are beautifully looking fossils.

I decided to use Abalone Fimo metal leaf and I can tell you that this leaf is so beautiful all by itself that you won’t have to do much to make an amazing polymer clay piece out of it. Except, maybe to carve the clay or scratch the leaf to create a beautiful “drawing” on top of the piece.

Initially I used Diamond Glaze (my go-to product for beautiful glass-like finishes), but this time I was in for a surprise. When the glaze was dry, all the beautiful abalone colors of the Abalone leaf completely disappeared!!!

Here are the ammonites with the Diamond Glaze (the one with less colors) and with the resin on top (the beautiful one).

So I had to start over and use resin to finish the piece. So, I have to admit, sometimes resin is the best choice for a beautiful finish.

I used ball pins and the round nose pliers to make zigzag pins that I pressed into the polymer clay. I just put the ball pin into the round nose pliers and use the end of the wire and the other jaw of the pliers to curve the wire end upward and downward and moving the round nose pliers grip all the time. I though this would enhance the beauty of the design (2 of the ball pins were not really stuck inside the clay, even though I pressed them into the raw clay so I had to use Super Glue to glue them into place after baking the piece. And then I applied the resin on top).

I hope that you’ll like the tutorial and I hope that you’re inspired to create more using polymer clay!

This is an easy and hopefully sweet tutorial and this finishes the Use your Scrap Clay Challenge. I’m still thinking of the theme for the next series so stay tuned for more polymer clay inspiration.

Happy claying!

Mihaela


12 Comments

    1. Thank you so much, Carolyn, for your beautiful words. I’m so happy that you liked both the pieces and the tutorials. Thank you for encouraging me so much. I’m very lucky to have a friend like you! Have a beautiful day filled with smiles and beautiful moments!

    1. Thank you, Anita, for writing to me! When I saw the result I had with the Diamond Glaze (that I still like very much), I was extremely surprised. And I knew I had no choice but to use resin. But then I liked the result so much that I thought I should start using resin again. At least for some projects. I know you use resin and I loved your image transfer coasters coated with resin. Have a beautiful and inspired day!

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