Use polymer clay to make these cute rainbow pens with graphic cuteness!
Making polymer clay rainbow pens are a fun afternoon project. I love making pens to give as gifts or to make as fillers on my table at shows and events. ENJOY!
- Premo! Polymer Clay in purple, blue, green, red, yellow
- A basic polymer clay rainbow skinner blend, rolled out on a mid-setting on your pasta machine.
- Bic pen with the pen’s ink well removed (just grab & pull with a pair of pliers).
- PolyClay Blade.
- Oven to bake your project.
- X-acto Knife (optional).
- Saran Wrap (optional).
What is a Skinner Blend? A Skinner blend is a way of combining two colors to create a variegated palette that is unique, blended, and can be seamless with enough patience and effort. The old term for this used to be a gradation … today people sometimes refer to it as an “ombre” effect. This effect can be achieve with similar colors (as show below) or with opposing colors to create new & unusual blends. Sculpey has a fantastic post with more information on Skinner blends, including how to make one using the “traditional techniques” with triangles formed into squares & rectangles. You can make your rainbow skinner blend using the technique’s in Sculpey’s tutorial.
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5 thoughts on “Rainbow Pen Tutorial – Using Skinner Blend, Canes, & Cut-Outs”
Just love this glittery piece.. may just have to use for my first skinner and first pen
Wonderful! Have fun making the pen and using it!