sabato 5 luglio 2014

Colouring polymer clay

Yesterday I've seen a wonderful video about the creation of an apple in polymer clay, so I've done some experiments with different kind of powders on rough polymer clay.

I've used powder from low cost and high cost chalks, expired eye shadows and pearl ex.
Colours are red and green, polymer clay is white for the first four couples and black for the last one.

Colouring polymer clay

The main tool is... my finger :) for a cleaner work you can use a soft brush or a little sponge.

Colouring polymer clay tools

Here I've used low cost chalks, the powder is not so soft and the colour on the clay is very light.

Colouring polymer clay low cost chalks
Low cost chalks

These are high cost chalks, for artists, the powder is fine and on the clay the colour is rich and velvety. I think these are very natural and great for miniature food.

Colouring polymer clay chalks for artists
Chalks for artists
Colouring polymer clay brioches in miniature
Brioches in miniature

These are eye shadows, the effect is light but a little shining. I think they are great to have a watercolour effect.

Colouring polymer clay eye shadows
Eye shadows
Colouring polymer clay watercolour effect
Buttons with watercolour effect

Here we have the pearl ex with their metallic and shining effect, mainly on the black clay. The colour often change when applied on the clay.

Colouring polymer clay pearl ex
Pearl ex
Colouring polymer clay pearl ex
Fall leaves

Here the colours after baking. If you have to colour jewerly it is better to protect the item with transparent varnish.

Colouring polymer clay

A little strange experiment in the picture below, I've used a spice, maybe turmeric, on white clay :)

Colouring polymer clay spice

Only for personal use, commercial use is not allowed.

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