How to Cover a Jar with Polymer Clay

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How to Cover a Jar with Polymer Clay Tutorial by KatersAcres

How to Cover a Jar with Polymer Clay Tutorial by KatersAcres

Polymer Clay Tutorial:
How to Cover a Jar

This polymer clay tutorial will teach you how to take a glass jar and cover it will polymer clay to give an organic and “rustic” look to your design.

Materials:

Instructions:

  • Tutorial: How to Cover a Jar in Polymer Clay Gather your polymer clay in any color you wish for your background.
  • Condition all your clay.
  • Take your clay and organize them into a log with colors alongside each other.
  • Twist and roll your log.
  • Do this many times to achieve a nice color blend.
  • Run through the pasta machine on a mid setting and see what “pops out”
    • Feel free to repeat this process, but do not over blend or you will create mud.
  • Cut out your clay in sections to show off the most interesting blends.
  • Place your cut pieces of clay over your jar making sure to cover the rim.
  • Cover your jar completely.
  • Add any decorations that you would like to enhance your jar.
  • See the tutorial to add Koala’s in the Christi Friesen style from the Friesen Project.
  • Bake in an oven covered with foil at 265 degrees for 60-75 minutes.
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Tips for an “organic look”:

  • Do NOT blend all your seams.
  • Create folds in the clay.
  • Create pockets in the clay where things can “grow” or “bloom” out of.
  • Use the most “interesting” patterns that emerge from the clay to give your jar character.

Thanks for joining me today,

Happy Claying,

Christi Friesen Style Koala Jar Made by KatersAcres for the Friesen Project of 2013 on KatersAcres Website
Christi Friesen Style Koala Jar Made by KatersAcres for the Friesen Project of 2013

Here’s what I did with my jar….

2 thoughts on “How to Cover a Jar with Polymer Clay

  1. I WOULD LOVE TO WORK WITH POLYMER CLAY WITH MY OLDE GRANDCHILDREN.
    MAYBE MAKE TINY THINGS OR WEIRD THINGS IN A JAR OF INK WATER.
    THANKS

  2. […] If you want to add your Koala to a jar as in my example for this tutorial, complete instructions for covering a jar in an organic fashion are detailed here. […]

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