Polymer clay surface effects include everything to do with manipulating the surface of your clay. Tutorials will cover everything from silk screening to Swellegant, antiquing to Pebeo paints.
I'll show a broad range of fun techniques that involve lots of experimenting and messing around with mixed media. The techniques are constantly evolving as new products find their way into our polymer clay supplies. So much to do, so little time!
Be sure to check back often, as I will be adding my twist on many old favorites, as well as, some wonderful new polymer clay techniques that I have been messing around with. If you want to stay up to date you can Like my Facebook page. All of my new tutorials are posted there.
In the meantime, make yourself a nice cup of coffee, and get claying...
This is a fun and easy polymer clay surface effect tutorial where I'll be showing you how to make a pretty tribal polymer clay veneer using an alcohol ink tinted Skinner Blend.
You can vary the design in endless ways by using different stamps and colors to create a polymer clay sheet that can be used in many different projects and designs.
In this polymer clay tutorial I'll be demonstrating the Lisa
Pavelka Peel using the Lisa Pavelka Love Letter stamp and silver metal leaf.
is a wonderful, easy technique that allows you to highlight the indents
in your clay. You can use any texture stamp and any color of metal leaf
or foil to create lots of different effects.
The Sutton Slice is a cool polymer clay technique developed by Lisa Pavelka. You can create some really wonderful effects with it, and the variations are endless.
In this tutorial I will show you the basic Sutton Slice , as well as a Skinner Blend version.
Polymer clay stencils are less detailed than silkscreens, but far less expensive. They also allow a much longer working time.
In this tutorial I'll show you a few tips for using stencils with paints and powders on polymer clay.
Polymer clay mica frills are an easy and effective way to add an extra element to any polymer clay design.
In this mica frill tutorial, I'll be showing you how to make a marbled Skinner Blend and then use Kor rollers to create a deep indented pattern that we'll shave off and use as mica frills in a design.
tutorial I'll show two variations of the Polymer Clay Mica Smash Technique. One with plain colors and another
with a Skinner Blend.
The Mica Smash is a fun combination of Maggie
Maggio's Watercolor Technique and the Dragon Scale Mica Shift. Have fun with it. It's addictive!
In this tutorial I'll be showing you how to make a polymer clay
silkscreen veneer using alcohol inks, Swellegant and Helen Breil's Pills
and Coffee silkscreen.
I'll also show you a second veneer using
different colors and patterns to give you some ideas of what you may be
able to come up with yourself using this fun and very versatile polymer
This has been one of my most fun polymer clay surface effect tutorials to make, so I hope you enjoy it!
In this tutorial I'll show you how to create a beautiful Skinner Blend
Mica Shift and a Mica Smash using alcohol ink tinted polymer clay.
your metallic clays with alcohol inks opens up a huge range of vibrant
color options for your mica shifts, without reducing the mica content of
the clay. It's a simple technique that can be used to add your own
favorite color combinations to any project.
In this tutorial I'll be showing you how to make two different alcohol ink
veneers, using cling wrap and bubble wrap.
This is a fun and
surprisingly easy technique that can yield stunning results, so it's a
great one to have in your repertoire.
This is one of my favorite polymer clay surface effect tutorials. I'll be showing you how to make three different alcohol ink
polymer clay crackle sheets.
I'll be using it in other tutorials in the future to produce
some other effects. It's a really useful, versatile technique.
Watercolor Polymer Clay Surface Effect Tutorials
In this polymer clay tutorial I'll be showing you Maggie Maggio's much loved polymer clay watercolor or torn paper technique.
There are endless ways that this technique can be adapted to achieve different effects. Your imagination is your only limit, so have fun, and see what you can come up with.
This polymer clay technique is a variation on the watercolor or torn paper technique.
This time I have used the mica shift effect of metallic clay to create something that looks like dragon scales.
The dragon scale polymer clay mica shift is a fun technique that can be used with any metallic clay colors or blends.
This tutorial is a cool variation on the basic watercolor technique.
I'll show you how to make a Crackled Skinner Blend Polymer Clay Watercolor, using Skinner blends, paints and texture stamps.
The Watercolor or Torn
Paper polymer clay technique, developed by Maggie Maggio, is one of my
favorite polymer clay surface effects. It is just such a versatile and
fun way to create new designs.
So I was messing around with it again the other day and stumbled across
this version of the technique. I like to call it the Polymer Clay Oyster Watercolor Technique
as it looks almost like shell. I hope you like it.
In this polymer clay tutorial I’ll
be showing you how to make a faux polymer clay watercolor painting.
I like to use this effect on metallic polymer clays because the mica particles
shine through the translucent alcohol inks and give a beautiful shimmer.
In this polymer clay tutorial I'm going to be showing you a polymer clay
paintdrip watercolor and a fish scale watercolor. Two really cool ways
to use up the scraps from any sheets you may have left over from
previous Watercolor tutorials.
These two techniques are both really easy and create beautiful effects from your leftovers.
This polymer clay technique is another variation on the watercolor or torn paper technique.
This tutorial combines the Dragonscale mica shift and oyster watercolor techniques. Using the mica shift effect of metallic clay we will create an mica shift oyster effect.
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