Faux techniques are one of the most fascinating aspects of polymer clay. In these polymer clay tutorials I'll show you how to perfectly emulate all sorts of things such as stones, shells, wood and more.
With the right techniques, the results can be very effective and in some cases, it's almost impossible to tell the real deal from the polymer clay.
These polymer clay techniques are often messy, and require a great deal of experimenting and trial and error to perfect, but the results are so rewarding that this has become my favorite part of the polymer clay journey. I hope you enjoy watching these faux tutorials as much as I have enjoyed putting them together.
This tutorial showcases the faux black
veined turquoise technique. This polymer clay
technique uses paint to create the veins and is loads of fun to do. If you want something a
bit more exotic, such as the gorgeous African Turquoise, one of my personal favorites, be sure to watch to the end of the tutorial where I'll
examples of the other variations I’ve come up with.
Tutorials for many of these variations will be added to my Patreon page in the near future, so keep an eye out for them. They're really cool - you don't want to miss them.
In this polymer clay bead tutorial I'll be showing you how to
create one of my favorite gemstones - Faux Agate.
This technique can be used to
create anything from Botswana Agate to Blue Lace Agate. Just tweak the colors and patterns
and you could end up with a completely different faux stone. In this particular project we will be making Faux Agate Polymer Clay Dagger Beads.
In this faux Jasper tutorial I'll show you how to make Mokume Gane using Faber
Castell's Gelatos. I've been experimenting with them for a while and found that they can be used to create some cool faux stone effects.
We'll turn the Mokume Gane
into faux jasper polymer clay cabochons and torpedo beads and we'll
make a Saber Tooth necklace with them.
In this tutorial I’ll be showing how to make faux Dragon Vein Agate
cabochons. We will be using a faux agate sheet and a crackle cane to
achieve the result, and all you will need is some white and translucent
polymer clay, and a couple of alcohol inks.
Dragon Vein Agate
comes in many different forms and I'll be showing how to imitate a few
different ones in this tutorial. There are endless possibilities to mess
around with once you have the base sheet and cane, so this is a
tutorial you can really have fun with.
In this tutorial I’ll be showing how to make faux red Tiger Eye, and how
to make cabochons with it. I'll show you a few different versions with
various color combinations and striation patterns, since no two stones
are the same.
In part two of this tutorial, we will use the Red
Tiger Eye sheet to make a beautiful lariat necklace.
Faux techniques are one of my favorite parts of polymer clay, so you can expect plenty of faux polymer clay tutorials to be added to this page in the near future. I'll also be adding some unusual faux tutorials to my Etsy shop over time, so look out for those.
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I also add more complex or unusual polymer clay tutorials and techniques for my Patreon community every month. If you're interested in taking a look at those you can check out my Patreon page here. I also have lots of additional features and surprises planned for my Patreon group and they will be coming up soon, so do come over and have a look. We would love for you to join us.
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