I love experimenting with polymer clay, and I just knew that I could create some fun pendants and beads with the Garden Flowers Tile Mask by Valerie Sjodin.
I started by rolling some white Sculpey Clay in my pasta machine on a #7. This is about 1/8th of an inch thick which is great for pendants and earrings.
Next, I grabbed my Archival Distress Inks and some make up sponges. I cut my clay in half so that I had a small area to work with after I placed the Garden Flowers Tile mask on. I pressed the mask gently into the clay and started applying the inks. This part is so much fun- you can use any color combinations that you like!
I have a bunch of polymer clay cutters (you can use small cookie cutters if you have those) so I cut out several shapes from the clay with them. You can use the leftover clay with the ink on it again by rolling it all together and kneading it. When you roll it out again it will show some of the leftover ink, but you will never see it if you just ink on top of it again.
Then, I poked some holes in near the top of each shape so I can get a jump ring in them after they are baked.
You can bake these in your oven at 275 degrees for 15 minutes per 1/4". These are about 1/8th of an inch, so they baked for about 8 minutes.
After you let the cut out shapes cool, you can then embellish them more. Glaze them, paint them, use more ink, etc. You can really create any look you love with your StencilGirl stencils and masks, Archival Distress Inks and polymer clay.
You can watch the full tutorial right here:
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial! You can find me at Jane Bellante Art on all social media platforms. And- if you create something with your StencilGirl stencils and masks, please drop me a line and show me your results.
Until next time,