Make Your Own Faux Leather Sculpted Flowers
Making these adorable, fun, faux leather sculpted flowers is easy with polymer clay. You can make these for home decor projects, mixed media, jewelry, brooches, and so much more! Learn to make your own with this fun and free tutorial.
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Easy Faux Crackle Technique Tutorial – Overlay Technique
This easy, faux crackle technique can become the base for a multitude of clay designs. It works the best the easiest as a veneer technique on raw clay designs. And like many happy accidents and tutorials here at KatersAcres, this faux crackle technique has a story too. It also pairs nicely and easily with the Faux Collage Veneers tutorial too! Are you ready to try it? Let’s get started!
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This Faux Beach Glass Tutorial will make the perfect summer accessories for home, decor, or even jewelry! The Whimsical Sculpting Tutorials Club is taking a dive into the sea with our Ocean Commotion theme this month and started things off with our über cute Puffed Fish duo. With all our ocean tutorials, it seemed only fitting to offer a free Faux Beach Glass tutorial here on the site for all my readers too!
Faux Beach Glass Tutorial
- Separate one full block of Premo! Frost polymer clay into 8 equally proportioned pieces.
- Fully condition each piece of Premo! polymer clay individually.
- Choose 6-8 light colored alcohol inks (I chose inks by Ranger) to tint your clay.
- If you choose 6 colors, you will use only 6 sections of your block. 7 colors, 7 sections, etc, etc, etc.
- Add only 2-3 drops of each light colored alcohol ink per mini conditioned clay sheet.
- NOTE: These drops will bake DARKER thank they currently appear. For this project, less is more.
- Tip: If you are using a “bright” or “bold” alcohol ink by ranger, use ONLY 1 drop of alcohol ink!
- Use a dry finger to swirl the alcohol onto the surface of the mini sheet.
- Allow to dry fully.
- Once the alcohol ink is dry, condition the clay again fully combining the ink into the clay.
- When the ink is combined into the clay you will have new vibrant sheets of clay!
- Form these sheets into small shards/pieces of beach glass using your fingers.
- I got about 3 pieces of faux glass from each 1/8 portion of block I used.
- Pierce with toothpicks or bead pins before baking.
- Bake your faux glass for 45 minutes at 275 degrees covered in foil.
- After baking use your faux beach glass pieces as desired.
To achieve a more realistic faux beach glass result, please see this fabulous tutorial from The Blue Bottle Tree.
Thanks for joining me today,
Polymer Clay Faux Cloisonne Beads
Love the look of Cloisonné but can’t afford it? Make Your Own.
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Polymer Clay Gemstones, The Art of Deception
by Randee Ketzel & Kim Schlinke
Polymer Clay Book of the Month
If you are new to KatersAcres, my goal with everything that I do here on the website is to make polymer clay engaging, fun, and accessible to everyone. You don’t need to be a professional artist to use this unique, versatile, and readily available medium. One of the things I’m doing in 2016 is choosing one polymer clay book of the month to share with you.
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Polymer Clay Tutorial of the Month:
Faux Batik Technique
by Lorraine Vogel
It’s the first Tuesday of the month and you know what that means?! It means that I introduce you to our polymer clay tutorial of the month! [Click here to see past tutorials of the month.] This month I bring none other than the wonderful talented Lorraine Vogel from Wired Orchid Jewelry.
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Polymer Clay Faux Dichroic
Mosaic Bead Tutorial
For the month of February, our polymer clay tutorial of the month is Lisa Pavelka’s Faux Dichroic Glass. Please see this post for more information on this free tutorial, including where to get it.
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Polymer Clay Tutorial of the Month:
Faux Dichroic Glass
with Lisa Pavelka
Learning and adapting new tricks with polymer clay is always fun! This month we are going to explore faux dichroic glass techniques using our favorite medium, polymer clay. This past year, Lisa Pavelka and I collaborated on a year long polymer clay project. To say “thank you” to all who participated, Lisa is joining us once again for a tutorial and giveaway (come back Friday).
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So, last week I was in the throws of a really neat design idea. I’m a member of Christi’s Neighborhood and our project theme last month was called “Once Upon a Time.” Thoroughly inspired by the theme, I played around with the idea for several weeks before it formulated in my mind … Rumpelstinltskin.
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March Pavelka Project
Polymer Clay Faux Techniques
Cinnabar, Ivory, & Turquoise
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Polymer Clay Book Tutorial:
Instructions, Photographs, & More
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