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.
But for now, let's start with the black-veined faux turquoise...
this tutorial I’ll be showing you an easy faux polymer clay technique that is perfect for imitating Gold-Flecked Faux Lapis
This technique can be combined with other methods, to create many faux gemstones using polymer clay.
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.
Many of you requested a tutorial showing how to make the flat version of the faux agate daggers above, so that's what I will be showing you in this video.
I am using the lilac color scheme to show you how to make these polymer clay faux agate pendants, but you could also make them in the blues and greens used for the daggers.
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.
In this tutorial I'll show you how to make a polymer clay lariat
necklace out of faux red tiger eye.
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.
This is an easy polymer clay tutorial, where I'll show you how to make faux
Labradorite using a simple method with just black polymer clay and mica powders.
The mica powders recreate the shine that real Labradorite possesses. I show a real piece in the tutorial as a reference.
This technique is super easy, fun and can be done with any mica powder you want, so have fun and play around with what you can create.
In this polymer clay tutorial we will learn how to make a Faux Agate Geode with a hollow druzy covered center.
There are lots of new techniques in this project. It's much easier than it looks and plenty of fun, so I hope you enjoy it.
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create Faux Abalone with polymer clay.
It’s a technique that can be manipulated to create many other faux shells which
I’ll be showing in future.
Today I’ll show you how to create a bowl, but you can use the effect on pendants, collars, bracelets and many other projects.
In this polymer clay tutorial, I'll be showing you how to make Faux
Coral and Faux Lava from polymer clay. These are two of the simplest
faux techniques, but the results are realistic and beautiful.
In this project we will be making a simple bracelet. Be sure to check out part two for the matching Boiling Bubbles Pendant.
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!
You 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.
We 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 polymer clay tutorial, we'll be making faux Spiderweb Jasper cabochons.
This tutorial requires very little in the way of experience or supplies and is super easy and fun. I hope you enjoy it.
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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