Mokume Gane Polymer Clay Tutorials

Polymer clay Mokume Gane tutorials
Polymer clay Mokume Gane tutorials

Easy and fun polymer clay Mokume Gane tutorials, from the basics to new versions with added twists and turns. Learn how to achieve truly beautiful results with this much-loved polymer clay technique.

Mokume Gane comes in many different shapes and forms, from abstract patterns to specific designs. If you're just getting started with polymer clay, this is a great place to begin. You can make beautiful polymer clay jewelry using just this technique alone.

If you're more experienced, there are endless twists that you can add to personalize this technique and make it all your own. It is this versatility, and the endless possibilities it offers, that has made it such a popular and well-loved art-form.

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Basic Mokume Gane polymer clay technique

Basic Mokume Gane Polymer Clay Technique

Basic Mokume Gane polymer clay technique

Basic Mokume Gane is a very well-known and much loved polymer clay technique. It's easy to do and lots of fun and can be adapted to produce many interesting results. See the other tutorials on this page for examples.

In this basic version I’ll be showing you tips and tricks to make sure that your effect comes out beautifully.


Gilders paste wood grain Mokume Gane

The wood grain Twist

Gilders paste wood grain Mokume Gane

In this tutorial I'll be showing you how to create a wood grain effect using gilders paste.

It's a fun and simple polymer clay technique using only your fingers to manipulate the polymer clay, but it yields the most unexpected and stunning results.

Have fun playing around with it.


Polymer clay Hidden Magic Mokume Gane tutorial

Hidden Magic Technique

Polymer clay Hidden Magic Mokume Gane tutorial

Hidden Magic is a variation of the original layered sheet method. In this tutorial, instead of layering sheets of polymer clay, I will show you how to layer and flatten Skinner Blend Bulls Eye Canes to form your Mokume Gane base.

Hidden Magic isn't restricted to this variation though. Play around with it for a while and you'll find that there are so many different twists you can add to the Hidden Magic technique.


Watercolor polymer clay mokume gane

Watercolor Variation

Watercolor polymer clay mokume gane

This Watercolor Mokume Gane technique uses Skinner Blend Bulls Eye canes to produce a fun and interesting variation of the traditional Hidden Magic technique.

There are endless ways to vary the result of this technique. Just change out the colors and the texture stamp for a completely different effect.


Polymer clay Jellyroll Mokume Gane tutorial

Jellyroll Mokume Gane

Polymer clay Jellyroll Mokume Gane tutorial

The Jellyroll polymer clay technique adds another interesting twist on the basic method. Instead of using the usual sheet layering, this time we'll use a Jellyroll as the base.

You can use any colors and textures you like. In this polymer clay tutorial I'll be showing you how to make Jellyroll Mokume Gane using a Premo Ecru to Turquoise Skinner Blend Jellyroll with a texture stamp and some cookie cutters.


Polymer clay ripple blade mokume gane

The Ripple blade Twist

Polymer clay ripple blade mokume gane

In this tutorial I'll show you how to get a cool 3D, geometric design by doing a simple Ripple Blade Mokume Gane.

This polymer clay technique is simple, fun and very versatile, so get stuck in and see what you can come up with.


Rippling bullseye cane mokume gane technique

Rippling bullseye Method

Rippling bullseye cane mokume gane technique

This polymer clay technique is a variation on my ripple blade technique. This time I'll be using complex bullseye canes to create a Mokume Gane sheet.

The rippling bullseye technique is great fun and, depending on what ripple blade you use, you’ll get a different look. Have fun messing around with different colors and layering.


Silver leaf Mokume Gane

Adding Silver Leaf to the Basic Technique

Silver leaf Mokume Gane

In this polymer clay tutorial, I'll be showing you how to include silver leaf in your Mokume Gane to create a beautiful shimmering effect.

You can use any metal leaf for this effect. Gold or copper will work just as well.


Translucent silver leaf mokume gane technique

Translucent Silver Leaf Mokume Gane Technique

Translucent silver leaf mokume gane technique

The Translucent Silver Leaf Idea is a variation of the polymer clay technique above, but this one uses translucent clays tinted with alcohol inks.

The translucence of the clay gives a beautiful depth to the baked clay, and the silver leaf can be seen shimmering through the layers.


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