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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Easy Faux Batik Polymer Clay Pendants


These pendants are available in my Etsy shop!.  Or, want to make your own?  Here's the tutorial sharing my simple technique for getting pretty, faux-batik like effects on polymer clay!  

Materials: 

premo! Sculpey® - White 
premo! Sculpey® in colors to coordinate with whatever colors of alcohol inks you choose 
Sculpey® Bake & Bond
Sculpey® Etch & Pearl tools 
JudiKins™  Floral Squares stamp 
Clay roller
Round clay cutters in progressive sizes
Alcohol inks in assorted colors 
Scrap cloth, felt or cotton balls
Fine wet/dry sandpaper 
White satin cording 
DecoArt® Metallic Lustre™ - White Frost 
Optional - PYM II spray sealant or JudiKins™ Diamond Glaze™

Instructions:

Roll white clay to a little less than 1/4” thick.   

Place uninked stamp onto rolled clay and press firmly to transfer the pattern to the clay.   This stamp is perfect as the flowers are actually in “negative space” against a flat background.  This makes the flowers raise up off the surface when impressed into the clay.

Use round clay cutter to cut out around flowers.

Select 2-3 colors of alcohol inks for each pendant.  Apply over the surface allowing the colors to blend into each other at the edges as shown.  I used scrap pieces of a wash cloth to apply my inks, but you can also use cotton balls or pieces of felt.  

Bake according to manufacturer instructions.  Let cool. 

Use sandpaper to lightly sand surface and remove ink from the raised areas.  

Select 2-3 coordinating colors of clay for base of pendant.  Roll first color to about 1/4” thick. 

Place stamped floral piece onto rolled clay - do not press to try to adhere - you are just using it as a guide for the larger circle - and use larger round clay cutter about 1/4-1/2” larger than first cutter to cut out base from solid color clay.  

Roll second color of  clay to about 1/8” thick.   Add a touch of Bake & Bond to back of floral disc and place onto rolled clay and use clay cutter about 1/8” larger to cut disc.  Place onto larger disc. 

There are several ways you can add details at this point.  I used three different techiques.  For the first, I rolled a third color of clay, and use a Sculpey® Etch & Pearl tool to add pearls of clay surrounding the flowers.

For the second I used the tool at an angle to create indentations along the edges in both base layers.  

For the third I used the base of the tool gently pushed it into the layer beneath the flowers to add impressions.  

Bake according to manufacturer instructions 

I then created bails for each pendant using rolled clay, added a touch of Bake & Bond and re-baked the pendants.  Once cool, I applied a light touch of  White Frost Metallic Lustre™ over the base clay to highlight the edges and details.  

You can seal your pendants if desired with a coat of PYM II spray, or add resin over the floral discs.  I used JudiKins™ Diamond Glaze™

Add coordinating satin cording. 









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