Saturday, May 20, 2017

"Tree of New Life" Antiquing polymer clay with acrylic paints

Have you ever wanted to antique your polymer clay pieces but just didn't know where to begin. Well...in this episode of the series on surface effects I'll share just how to do it using acrylic paints.
Here I've used a wash(watered down acrylic paint) of black & raw umber acrylic paints to give the effect of an antique piece of jewelry. It really shows off the detail so nicely.

I used the black to accent the tree/vines &the brown to knock the color of the leaves back. I then gave her face just a bit of paint in warm white so simulate some tattooing.
What do you think? I think she's quite lovely, like a forest spirit.

So check out my YT channel for the latest video in the series for more on this technique.

Well we come to the end of another post...Till Next Time!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

DIY Using Swellegant on Polymer Clay Pt2

Her again you may need to use your imagination since I failed to get a before photo but this time I used the Brass Metal Coating with the Tiffany Green Patina & a little Yellow Dye Oxide(just on the flowers) . The face is from the video I did on Crackle Finishes.

I love the beautiful oxidized finish on this pendant, especially the yellow on the flowers...it really brings them to life! Once again brought together with a bead from a dear friend(you know who you are...lol). Perfection!

Well that's it for another day...Till Next Time!

Monday, May 8, 2017

DIY using Swellegant on Polymer Clay

Ok, admittedly the before picture already has a base coat of swellegant Silver Metal Coatings on it but you should still get the general idea...it started out as Sliver Premo clay.

I then added the Darkening Patina to the piece & some of the Blood Red Dye Oxide to the Poppies.

After the Swellegant has time to bloom & Dry it takes on a whole new appearance! Basically "Instant Vintage"! She's so lovely! I added a bead made by a dear friend of mine & presto...finished!
Swellegant is amazing!

Well that's all for today...Till Next Time!


Friday, May 5, 2017

DIY Pigment Inks on Polymer Clay

This time I managed to get a before picture of the project, polymer clay hair & face with resin shells! Using some Pigment Inks I received from a dear friend of mine I cautiously tried them out & couldn't be happier with the results. I used 90% Alcohol to thin the pigment inks & to keep them liquid as they dry rather quickly once exposed to the air.

I know...right? She turned out gorgeous! The pearl dangle from the Pearls video was the perfect touch! Such a great pendant she will make, perfect for Summer!
Well that's it for now...Till Next Time!


Thursday, May 4, 2017

DIY Acrylic Paints on Polymer Clay

This week on my YT channel I covered using Acrylic Paints on Polymer Clay. This is the fun Faux Copper finish I achieved in the video. A little added Golden accents really brings it to life. This was done with DecoArt paints & was super easy to do. The face & the key & lock were all made of resin(Amazing Casting Resin) so you can see the acrylic paint works equally well on both surfaces.
Well that's it for now...Till Next Time!