Polymer Clay Faux Ivory Tutorial
This faux technique is one of 3 faux techniques for the 2015 Pavelka Project in March.
Faux Cinnabar * Faux Ivory * Faux Turquoise
- Book Being Used: The Complete Book of Polymer Clay by Lisa Pavelka
- Project Page: 100 and following
- Project: Faux Techniques
- Project Due Date: March 31, 2015
- Polymer clay in Premo!: White, Ecru, & Translucent
- Acrylic paint in a dark brown (I used burnt sienna)
- Acrylic paint brush
- Baby wipes or soft sponge
- *Metal Craft Wire (I prefer 24-28gauge but any flexible soft wire will do) to make eye pins.
- Sculpting tools
- *Salt scrub to clean your hands (Get my recipe HERE)
* 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.
- Use the following proportions of clay to make approximately 2-4 pendants
- For the main color use the following ratio:
- 1 part ecru
- 1 part white
- Thoroughly condition clay until fully combined.
- Roll out sheet on the 2nd largest setting of your pasta machine.
- Cut sheet in half.
- Set aside both pieces.
- Take OLD translucent clay (that is still crumbly) and roll through the pasta machine on the largest setting.
- Do not use NEW & fresh translucent for this or your veneer won’t look as real.
- Place all the crumbly clay on the TOP of ONE of the two sheets of white-ecru you just created.
- Roll the entire sheet through the pasta machine on the largest setting.
- Now cut the sheet in half and stack on top of each other.
- Do this about 6-8 times until you have created a nice “cane” of faux ivory to use as a veneer.
- Slice the cane and lay it on top of the last half of the white-ecru clay.
- Roll it through the pasta machine on the 4th largest setting.
- Set aside.
- Use scrap clay and make a bead in the shape of your choice (I used a piece of the ecru I had left over).
- Cover your bead with the sheet of faux ivory.
- Carve, imprint, stamp, or draw on your bead in a manner that’s pleasing to you.
- Bake for 30 minutes covered in foil at 275 degrees Fahrenheit.
- 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 the FAQS here.