[caption id="attachment_31014" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Summer is right around the corner with white and light colors popping up in the fashion trends. I thought it would be fun to create some bling to go with the summertime fun casual or sparkling eveningwear styles. I stumbled onto a fairly new technique to create faux Druzy stones using polymer clay and glitter…both of which I love! Others have used various methods, but I have my own easy technique using Translucent Premo! clay tinted with chalk pastels (of course!). These are so much fun, I just want to keep making more! I will have a more comprehensive step-by-step tutorial including a materials list in my next Craft E-Book “Polymer & Pastels”, that will be released in June, 2017 (next month). Summer is right around the corner with white and light colors popping up in the fashion trends. I thought it would be fun to create some bling to go with the summertime fun casual or sparkling evening wear styles. I stumbled onto a fairly new technique to create faux Druzy stones using polymer clay and glitter…both of which I love! Others have used various methods, but I have my own easy technique using Translucent Premo clay tinted with chalk pastels (of course!). These are so much fun, I just want to keep making more! I will have a more comprehensive step-by-step tutorial including a materials list in my next Craft E-Book “Polymer & Pastels”, that will be released in June, 2017.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_31010" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Here are the basics: First I add scraped chalk pastels into Translucent premo! to form partially mixed color tints. I set aside about 1/6th of the amount of clay to use later on for the ring base. Here are the basics: First I add scraped chalk pastels into Translucent Premo to form partially mixed color tints. I set aside about 1/6th of the amount of clay to use later on for the ring base.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_31011" align="aligncenter" width="300"]I flattenthe clay to a #3 thickness (about 1/16”) and use my slicing blade to cut the sheet into tinystrip on both directions. Keep cutting until you have tiny little chunks. I flatten the clay to a #3 thickness (about 1/16”) and use my slicing blade to cut the sheet into tiny strip on both directions. Keep cutting until you have tiny little chunks.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_31012" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Place them in a plastic zip style baggie, sprinkle iridescent extra fine glitter into the bag, seal and carefully shake the bag.Pour the clay chunks onto your work surface and repeat the cutting into even smaller chunks, place them back in the bag and coat one more time with glitter so that you have the surface areas at maximum sparkle! Place them in a plastic zip style baggie, sprinkle iridescent extra fine glitter into the bag, seal and carefully shake the bag. Pour the clay chunks onto your work surface and repeat the cutting into even smaller chunks, place them back in the bag and coat one more time with glitter so that you have the surface areas at maximum sparkle![/caption]