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Textures of nature a great free tutorial for polymer clay artist

Some times we just need a field trip to open our minds and creative ideas, And this tutorial is giving me a perfect excuse to take a walk and pick a few weeds. LOL

flower pendant

It appears she has used alcohol inks in this pendant.

I love the textures that nature offers and am often inspired by them so when I found this tutorial by Russian artist Julia Titova I just had to share.

Now let me back up and say I believe that to be the artist name since the entire blog is in Russian and the site the best I can tell is a forum of artist in the region I can’t be sure. So hopefully I have given the proper credit.

air dried clay for molding

The best I can tell (using google translate) is that she is using air dry clay to make the relief of the flowers both fresh and dried and makes the pendants reinforcing it with resin. You could also use polymer clay or silicone mold making kits for a more stable longer lasting mold.

relief molds

relief molds

After the mold base had been made she then makes the relief imprint, and adds color  in the form of  my personal favorites alcohol inks or thinned acrylic paints.

colored

And finally she then adds a layer of resin to offer a tremendous depth to the piece. My personal favorite resins are Lisa Pavelkas’ Magic glos, and Ice resin

stages

For me this is just another excuse to play with nature and of course alcohol inks.

If you would like to see the full tutorial follow this link

Now for the shameless promotion. Looking for some fun supplies to help you with this or other crafting project be sure to check out my shop either here powered by etsy or my actual Etsy shop.

Have a happy crafting weekend!

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Fan flower a great new tutorial by Christi Friesen

Fan flower by Christi Freisen

Fan flower by Christi Freisen

Christi Friesen is a super artist and a fan favorite when it comes to polymer clay. And she has done it again with this great easy to follow tutorial called “Fan Flower” I think I’ll have to take a moment to make this cutie I think it would make a wonderful pendant.

Supply list for this tutorial

  • Polymer clay in white, ultramarine blue, light green pearl and gold (Chrisit likes premo brand)
  • Relaxed Grandeur stamp sheet
  • Surface FX Crash from Super hero set
  • Surface FX Flash gold from Metallicious set
  • sculpting tool
  • headpins
  • paint brush

Oh and if you need it supplies I’ve got you covered with Christi’s wonderful line of “stuff to make stuff with”. So if you need a few things to make stuff with visit me at Lindas Art Spot on etsy with over 500 items I’m sure you’ll find just what your looking for.

Hope you enjoy and share what you’ve made on my Facebook page

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