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Textures of nature: A great free tutorial for polymer clay artists

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’s name.  Since the entire blog is in Russian and the site, the best I can tel,l is a forum of artists 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 adds a layer of resin to offer a tremendous depth to the piece.  My favorite is ProTec Powder Paint.

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

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Have a happy crafting weekend!

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Vintaj Acrylic Patinas for beautiful patina effects

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Vintaj Patinas color combinations were developed to mimic natural patinas that would occur over time. The Patinas will colorize findings and filigrees for gorgeous jewelry and crafting projects. Patinas can be blended and layered to create endless patina effects.

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Vintaj Patinas by Ranger are opaque inks that are specially formulated to adhere to metals to mimic natural patinas that would occur over time.  They work on polymer clay as well.  Use them to create beautiful, durable, permanent patina effects.  Available now at Linda’s Art Spot.

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