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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

How to make a polymer clay bezel using an extruder and create a shiny Kato Medium glass like finish


Create Along with Kira today as she creates a beautiful faux metal bezel around a silkscreened cabochon, and then makes that coveted glass-like Kato medium finish very easily. We get lots of questions about how to do this effect and today's trick takes just 30 seconds!

You will need a pre-baked cabochon, any shape and size, that you would like to use to create the bezel around. This one is silkscreened polymer clay with a pattern, but you could use any clay one or even a glass or gemstone cab if you like, the techniques are the same (except for the Kato clay at the end).

An extruder helps for this project to create a uniform bezel edge, and Gilding Polish was used to make the metallic look.



Wednesday, February 8, 2017

How to use Ranger Distress Crackle on polymer clay


I love that worn crackled look and the good thing is it is really easy to create on polymer clay. My favorite crackle medium is the Ranger Distress Crackle. There are 3 choices available white, black, and clear and they can be found at most craft stores or online. Each one looks different depending on the color of clay you use. As the medium starts to crack you will see the clay color in the cracks. You can also add Pan Pastels and mica powders to change up the colors. As with most mediums the weather and humidity can affect how it works so experiment and see what works best for you.
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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

How to create a hinged box opening lid Fairy Door that moves with polymer clay


Watch as Kira creates a hinged fairy door in a papier mache hollow heart. You can use this technique to create hinges for any polymer clay door you want to create to make an opening for a box, a locket, or anything you want to have parts that move like a door. This project features a Fairy Door that really opens!

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

How to use polymer clay to alter a paper mache heart

I wanted to use polymer clay to embellish a paper mache heart. I started by creating a shadowbox like recessed area. I show how to achieve this on today's Polymer Clay TV. Once you learn the technique you can create anything you want to of your heart. How about a little fairy world inside the heart? The sky is the limit! Kira will continue with her fairy door heart next week so you will see several ways to use these fun hearts. Valentines Day is right around the corner so why not get started now!








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