I found an instruction on how to make glass table lights with translucent mosaic. They are made in an interesting and easy way with Window Colours*, but of course you can do this with translucent polymer clay as well.
* Window Colours are those glass paints that come in plastic bottles and can be used on acetate, I don’t know the exact English name.
That’s how they do it:
(see images on instruction site for better understanding)
- You make from the glass paint a layer of about 1 mm on plastic foil and let it dry thoroughly.
- When dry and not sticky anymore (after about 3 days), you cut it in mosaic pieces.
- You can glue now the pieces on glass (with Modpodge e.g.).
- Fill the little gaps between the mosaic tile with tile filler (follow the instructions).
- Afterwards you can cover your glass with varnish to make it shine.
One day then… Sigh.
Mosaik mit WindowColour (German)
There are those beautiful beads where one bead sits in another and I’m always asking myself how they’re doing them.
Desiree shows us how you can make a bead into a bead with polymer clay – wunderful!
Bead-N-Bead (Lost Wax) Project
With the recipe for cold porcelaine you can mix an air-drying clay with which you can make jewelry, beads and similar things.
I find air-drying a big advantage against fimo and similar polymer clays which have to be baked. I always need a good ventilation for the baking which I find hard to realize with cold weather.
And you can put the jewelry or the beads i.e. into the advent calendar boxes :)
Cold Porcelaine (Porcelaine froide) (French)
Here at unikatissima:
Boxes not only for the advent calendar
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Another wonderful technique when working with polymer clay is the simulation of Ikat, a weaving technique. The tutorial on how to make Ikat canes describes superb, how it works.
On the photo you see a bracelet which beads I made with the Ikat technique.
Even though it is long ago I still like it ;-))
At Polymer Clay Central: Polymer Clay Ikat Canes
One of the beautiful applications of polymer clay is the imitation of precious materials. Therefore I loved the tutorial on how to make faux ivory.
On the photo you see a pendant with faux ivory I made quite a time ago and I still like the combination of this matte shining black and the pale ivory.
Polymer Clay Faux Ivory
Transparent polymer clay gives you wonderful possibilities as you can see on the photo: this is an egg I covered in polymer clay.
First I took several polymer clay colours (greens, blues and yellows) and rolled them together in a snake. Then I passed it through my pasta machine and wrapped the egg with, decorating it with some red spots.
Afterwards I took my
translucent flower cane translucent flower cane and covered the polmer clay-ed egg with it. I smoothed out the surface and then baked the polymer clay covered egg.
In the end I sanded and polished thoroughly so that it got a beautiful matte shine.
Translucent Flower Cane
Tutorial moved to: Translucent Flower Cane
Embellishing rocks seems to be quite popular. Some people paint them, some people embroider them, some people felt them, some people wrap them in lace, some people wrap them in polymer clay, some people crochet them and some people bead them.
And if you want them to be fragrant, check back the previous mentioned Fragrant Rocks.
I never did anything with rocks, because I’m living on sandy ground ;-)
But all those rocks rock ;-)
Painted rocks (via CraftZine)
Lace wrapped rocks (via CraftZine)
Polymer clay covered rocks
As I saw the wonderful Mica Shift Pendant (which is totally flat!) at craftster.org I felt so inspired.
It is a long time ago that I worked with polymer clay, but I think that I will go back to it soon ;-)
Then I also tried the mica shift technique (links see below), but it didn’t work out satisfactory for any reason.
Perhaps next time? ;-)
Mica Shift Pendant
At Polymer Clay Central:
Satin Swirl Egg – Twisted Rope Mica Shift – Texture Sheet Mica Shift
At pcPolyzine Tutorials:
3-D Images – Mica Shift Jellyroll
Lots of additional information about Mica effects