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.
We will be making a resinned donut
pendant, cone beads and our own end cap, all out of faux red tiger eye. All of these elements will come together around some suede to make a beautiful, sophisticated finished piece.
In this tutorial I'll be showing how to make a Faux Amethyst Geode Slice
which we will then use to make a full jewelry set, as well as a
keyring. This polymer clay project is much easier than it looks, and
best of all it requires no sanding, so it's sure to be a favorite!
can switch up the colors used in this technique to create all sorts of
different agate slices, so be sure to try out other combinations.
In this faux Tiger Eye tutorial we will be learning how to imitate the beautiful blue Tiger Eye stone - one of my favorites.
will be making some gorgeous African inspired, reversible earrings and
some lovely cabochons which will be buffed to a perfect shine. I'll be
giving lots of sanding and buffing tips in this video to help you get
the best shine from your clay, so be sure to watch all the way through.
In this faux opal tutorial I’ll demonstrate how to create a
deep blue opal cabochon and a rustic drift wood bezel.
I use a lot of different
techniques in this tutorial that can be used across many other projects. Feel
free to swap out the opal for any faux stone cabochon you want or even take
the bezel idea and apply it to beads, jars, coasters and many other projects. It’s
easy, fun and results in a stunning piece.
In this tutorial I'll show a cool technique using alcohol
ink and metal leaf to achieve faux ammolite. It's a fun, stunning technique
that can be used to create many faux stones.
If you don’t want to create a faux stone, just change up the colors. The result
will still be gorgeous. You don’t even have to crackle the clay with a heat gun.
You could run the metal leaf and clay through a pasta machine and then apply
the inks to create a more subtle crackle if you wanted.
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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Today I'll be creating a mokume gane polymer clay crackle veneer using plain printing paper to dry out the clay. It's a soft, subtle effect that's easy to create and use across any project. Try differ…
Today I'll be creating a mokume gane polymer clay crackle veneer using a heatgun. This is a fun, subtle technique that can be used in a wide range of projects. Try different colors and different thick…
Today I'll be creating a polymer clay crackle veneer using just swellegant and polymer clay. It's easy as long as you follow the tips I include in the tutorial. You can also do the same thing if you p…
Today I'll be creating a polymer clay crackle veneer with kroma crackle and I'll go into details regarding how to achieve color and how varnish and resin will affect the finished result. The tests are…
Today I'll be creating a polymer clay crackle veneer using a cheat crackle cane we made in day 15. Keep in mind you can use any cane for this technique ranging from the simplest bulls eye to a complex…
Today I'll be creating another cheat polymer clay crackle; this time a metal leaf mokume gane. This is a fun technique and although I use a crackle texture in the video, you can use any texture you wa…
Today I'll be using a heatgun on some gold polymer clay to create a beautiful, rustic polymer clay crackle. We'll then mess around with some paint to antique the crevasse and finally we'll give it a b…