Polymer Clay Book Tutorial

Posted on September 9, 2014 in Tutorials by Katie Oskin

Polymer Clay Book Tutorial:

Instructions, Photographs, & More

Polymer Clay Book Tutorial by KatersAcres

Materials:

How to Make Your Polymer Clay Book:

Lolly Reads a Book Polymer Clay Hobby Figurine - Handmade StoryBook Scene by KatersAcres

I have been asked by one of my subscribers to share the way that I make polymer clay books. I make a lot of polymer books and there are lots of ways to make them. This way is by far the quickest & easiest way to make a polymer clay book.  Making a faux book from polymer clay is easier than you might think. Once you know how to make a basic book, you can use different techniques to produce any kind of faux cover book you’d like! In the polymer clay book tutorial, I am going to show you how to make a standard book cover & a faux leather book cover with binding.

  • Polymer Clay Book Tutorial by KatersAcresCondition some scrap clay.
  • Condition 1/8 block of white clay.
  • Roll your white clay through your pasta machine on the thickest setting.
  • Double the clay over on itself to create a nice & super thick sheet.
  • Trim into the size you’d like your “book” to be.
  • Set this white block on a sheet of your scrap clay.
  • Trim your scrap clay to be slightly larger than your book. (This will make it look like the pages are inset)
  • Trim off all the extra clay.
  • Use a needle tool to give the look of pages.
  • I like to fold the corner of one part of the “cover” to make it look more real.

How to Make a Faux Leather Cover Polymer Clay Book:

  • Leather Polymer Clay Book Tutorial by KatersAcresCondition some scrap clay.
  • Condition 1/8 block of white clay.
  • Roll your white clay through your pasta machine on the thickest setting.
  • Double the clay over on itself to create a nice & super thick sheet.
  • Trim the white clay into the size you’d like your “book” to be.
  • Crumple up a piece of foil.
  • Uncrumple the foil and lay it on your sheet.
  • Use a brayer to press the foil down into your clay to give a faux leather look.
  • Remove the foil.
  • Place the clay sheet face down.
  • Set the white block on a sheet of your scrap clay (with the texture side DOWN against your work surface).
  • Trim your scrap clay to be slightly larger than your book. (This will make it look like the pages are inset)
  • Trim off all the extra clay.
  • Use a needle tool to give the look of pages.
  • I added optional “binders” on the edges of my pages, using the extra textured clay to help give the book the look of leather binding.

Baking & Finishing

  • Bake your “books” in a polymer clay dedicated over for 45 minutes at 275 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • When your books cool, you can add a patina to the cover or to the “pages” using this tutorial.

Thanks for joining me today,

Happy Claying,
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