Hello dear polymer clay enthusiast!
I hope you’re doing well and that you’re taking the time to focus on what matters most for you.
I’m certainly am someone that’s doing the best to see the hidden gem in a difficult situation. And there were some difficult situations in my life as well, but they made me stronger.
We are living in times that are out of the ordinary, still I encourage you to stay strong, positive and find peace of mind inside yourself, maybe using clay or other activities that you enjoy.
I have prepared a new tutorial that I hope you’ll enjoy watching and that will inspire you to create more using clay.
I also hope you¨ll like the effect of those clay strips that you can arrange in endless ways. You can also play with the width of the layers of clay and you’ll get different effects according to the width you’re working with. Not to mention that you can adapt the colors to the ones you prefer.
-Fimo Effect Blue Glitter
– bright red polymer clay
– light blue polymer clay
– white polymer clay
– silver metal leaf
-roller or pasta machine
– blade and craft knife
– silicone mold for resin
– UV resin and UV lamp
– oven and an oven thermometer
While I was preparing my colors of clay for the tutorial I noticed that the Fimo Effect Glitter Blue was even more beautiful when torn apart using the hands. Normally you’re supposed to properly condition your clay (which I always do), but for this project I felt like breaking the rules. I thought that if I would include baked unconditioned clay into resin, I shouldn’t worry about the durability of my piece.
I also wanted to show you that it’s not a good idea to use black molds with UV resin. The pieces that I made using black silicone molds did not cure properly and I had to cure them again using the UV lamp. It’s better to learn from someone else’s mistakes, when possible, which is why I wanted to share this with you.
Another important mention: I recommend you to bake the clay pieces inside the molds, and then, after cooling down, take them out of the molds, add a thin layer of resin, put them back and fill up the molds with resin. I was so carried away during the creative process that I forgot to do this. And so the back of my pieces is not so professionally looking. Yet I love these pieces very much.
In the same time I realized that I had more air bubbles in the pieces made in the black molds because of the reduced visibility. Did I tell you that I love these pieces in spite of their (less professionally looking back) and the tiny bubbles.
I consider this project as a prelude to my class from the PCA 2020 called Spice up your clay using resin. Here’s a link to learn more about it: https://learnpolymerclay.com/polymer-clay-adventure-2020-join-us/
I also want to invite you to sign up to my free class on how to use molds and polymer clay to make tools, 3D elements, embellish your clay and more using polymer clay. Read more about my free 11 day email class here: https://learnpolymerclay.com/
Happy claying! Stay positive and clay!