Faux Cinnabar Tutorial

Posted on March 6, 2015 in 2015 Pavelka Project, Tutorials by Katie Oskin

Polymer Clay Faux Cinnabar Tutorial

March Pavelka Project: Faux Cinnabar Technique by KatersAcres

This faux technique is one of 3 faux techniques for the 2015 Pavelka Project in March.

Faux Cinnabar * Faux Ivory * Faux Turquoise

Project Details:

Materials List:

* Denotes optional supplies

Feel free to use the recommended color recipes in Lisa’s book or you can use the recipe here below.

Remember that these tutorials are for the color recipes only … it is up to YOU to design & make your own project.

  • March Pavelka Project: Faux Cinnabar Technique by KatersAcresUse the following proportions of clay to make approximately 2-4 pendants
  • Use the following ratio:
    • 1 part red pearl (older discontinued color) – If you do not have this, add some red mica powder to the blend and condition thoroughly to disperse through clay
    • 4 parts cadmium red hue
    • 1 part ecru (for a lighter color, shown in picture two) add an extra part ecru.
    • 1 part burnt umber
  • Thoroughly condition clay.
  • You are now ready to use your clay for whatever you’d like.
  • The two pendants shown here I made using a basic stamping technique and the Symbolic Beads Tutorial from Debbie Crothers.
  • Once your items are baked you can add a medium brown acrylic paint for an antiqued effect.

To be entered to WIN a prize you must:

  • Using Lisa’s book as a guide create at least ONE pendant from polymer clay using one of her 5 faux techniques.
  • You must either email me a photo of the item you created OR add the photo to the folder in our FaceBook group.
  • Here’s the BONUS for this month: For each and EVERY pendant you post, you are eligible to win! So … make 4 pendants, post 4 pendants, get 4 entries to win!
  • REMINDER: Your project is to make beads & pendants this month.

You can make MANY things from these faux techniques. But we will be using these as a model to incorporate into later projects if you’d like.

The Pavelka Project

The Pavelka Project is done in conjunction with Lisa Pavelka. All tutorials are retaught here with her expressed permission. Please make sure to read about the project here, sign up & join us, and get answers to the most common FAQS here.

Until next time, Happy Claying,


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