by Jo Finn
What brand of clay did you use?
What colors did you use? If you mixed them yourself you can include a color recipe here if you like.
Opal, Turquoise, pearl green (pearl white and dark green)and Translucent
What products did you use? e.g. Lisa Pavelka Crackle Texture Stamp, or Pearlex Antique Copper Mica Powder. (The more detail the better.)
Kato Liquid Polyclay Clear, Dura Clear Gloss
Any special tools that other polymer clayers may be interested in?
Graduated teardrop cutters
Tell us how it went. Was it fun? Easy? Hard? Did you struggle with anything?
It went well and I love how it turned out. Struggled with opal "fragments" sticking out when sanding and buffing so I used the liquid polyclay to get a smoother finish and baked again.
Do you have any tips for others trying this technique?
Thinner logs when making cane would have given a more realistic fossil look I think.
Do you have any ideas for variations on this technique?
Different shapes and color combinations
Anything else you would like to share with us?
I have been making beads for a few months. I previously had done glass ornaments sculpted with clay.
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