Polymer Clay Tutorial: Faux Wax Seals

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DIY Polymer Clay Faux Wax Seals Made Using Stamps by KatersAcres

Faux Wax Seals, Polymer Clay Tutorial

KatersAcres Packaging: Collectible bags with faux wax seals of authenticity

Have you ever been completely fascinated by something? When I was younger I used to write letters all the time and seal them with wax seals, because I thought they were neat. They always reminded me of some Royal Kingdom far, far away. To this day, they still do. I picture ladies in a billowy dressing writing letters and sealing them with their family crests; Lords & Kings making mighty decrees for a whole nation of people on large scrolls, sealed with a symbol of their power in dark red wax.  To this day, I still think of that.

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Book Review: Marie Segal’s “The Polymer Clay Artist’s Guide: A Directory of Mixes, Colors, Textures, Faux Finishes, and Surface Effects

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Marie Segal's The Polymer Clay Artist's Guide Book Review by KatersAcres

Polymer Clay Book Review

Marie Segal's The Polymer Clay Artist's Guide Book Review by KatersAcres

It’s time for another great polymer clay book review! I have done many book reviews (mostly of Christi Friesen’s books because of the Friesen Project) and I have yet to do a negative book review.  Don’t get excited, this is NOT going to be a negative review! But maybe day I will find the courage to write on one of my books that doesn’t live up to what I want it to. But I feel bad putting people’s hard work down … so we’ll leave that dilemma for another day.

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Faux Stained Glass?! Made with Polymer Clay

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Faux Stained Glass Window made with Polymer Clay by KatersAcres

Faux Stained Glass

with Translucent Liquid Sculpey

We are trying some new things with our store this year.  Some of those things we have never done before.  Or in the case of our Interpretive Art Pendant Series, we’ve done them a lot, but never listed them in our Etsy store.  One of the NEW things that we are trying to 2012 is “faux stained glass” sun catchers.  The picture above is a picture of the three sun catchers we did in honor of Valentines Day.  We hope to do MANY more sun catchers.  These sun catchers are made with 100% polymer clay. What’s nice about these is that they are UNBREAKABLE!  Unlike those expensive real glass sun catchers, if these fall to the ground, off the door, or onto the tile below they will NOT shatter.  You won’t have to worry about your children or pets stepping in glass!


The pattern was first hand drawn and placed on parchment paper. The black clay was used to outline the design. Then translucent liquid Sculpey was blended together with vivid alcohol inks. The colors were mixed and then place into the heart. The colors were then “feather” together using knitting and sewing needles. The heart was then baked. The resulting effect is a semi-translucent “sun catcher” that allow light through in beautiful patterns. Try making these also with mica powders.


Sculpt Your Dreams,

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