This Faux Beach Glass Tutorial will make the perfect summer accessories for home, decor, or even jewelry! The Whimsical Sculpting Tutorials Club is taking a dive into the sea with our Ocean Commotion theme this month and started things off with our über cute Puffed Fish duo. With all our ocean tutorials, it seemed only fitting to offer a free Faux Beach Glass tutorial here on the site for all my readers too!
- Premo! Polymer Clay – Frost
- Ranger Alcohol Inks: Lights (Wildflower) & Lights (Lakeside)
- Pasta Machine
- Cutter or clay blade
- Sculpting Tools
- Your Hands
Faux Beach Glass Tutorial
- Separate one full block of Premo! Frost polymer clay into 8 equally proportioned pieces.
- Fully condition each piece of Premo! polymer clay individually.
- Choose 6-8 light colored alcohol inks (I chose inks by Ranger) to tint your clay.
- If you choose 6 colors, you will use only 6 sections of your block. 7 colors, 7 sections, etc, etc, etc.
- Add only 2-3 drops of each light colored alcohol ink per mini conditioned clay sheet.
- NOTE: These drops will bake DARKER thank they currently appear. For this project, less is more.
- Tip: If you are using a “bright” or “bold” alcohol ink by ranger, use ONLY 1 drop of alcohol ink!
- Use a dry finger to swirl the alcohol onto the surface of the mini sheet.
- Allow to dry fully.
- Once the alcohol ink is dry, condition the clay again fully combining the ink into the clay.
- When the ink is combined into the clay you will have new vibrant sheets of clay!
- Form these sheets into small shards/pieces of beach glass using your fingers.
- I got about 3 pieces of faux glass from each 1/8 portion of block I used.
- Pierce with toothpicks or bead pins before baking.
- Bake your faux glass for 45 minutes at 275 degrees covered in foil.
- After baking use your faux beach glass pieces as desired.
To achieve a more realistic faux beach glass result, please see this fabulous tutorial from The Blue Bottle Tree.
Thanks for joining me today,
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