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How To Crackle - Polymer Clay Techniques Desiree McCrorey, different ways to crackle clay and their different effects

HowTo Crackle Polymer Clay Techniques - Desiree is just one amazing polymer clay artist. I would put her on my list of people who has done so much for the polymer clay community.


HowTo Crackle Polymer Clay - an exploration of techniques using heat, from Desiree at Desired Creations ~ Polymer Clay Tutorials

Effet craquelé sur polymer

Examples of heat-gun crackle technique, this is a very leathery, primitive look.

Polymer Clay ACEO Steampunk by Valeriana Solaris, via Flickr

ATC/ACEO (Artist Trading Card/Art Cards, Editions and Originals) by Valeriana Solaris - made with polymer clay and acrylic paints.

HowTo Crackle Polymer Clay Techniques: use a heat gun over metal objects to partially cure the clay, pass through PM, color w acrylic paint and wipe for contrast

Crackling paint or foils on polymer clay is a great surface technique. Depending on the method and substrates – paints, foils, inks, powders – you can get all sorts of effects to use.

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polymer clay Holographic Necklace Tutorial by Julie Picarello from Polyform Products Company using some of Polyform's new tools.

This is really easy. Mix a little bit of mica powder (Pearlex, Perfect Pearls, loose pigment or mineral eye shadow!) with a little Pledge with Future Shine floor finish. Paint (or drop) on a sheet of raw clay. Allow to dry. Then run through the pasta machine 2 or three sizes thinner, rotating so it crackles both directions if desired. Then cut shapes/strips, assemble (maybe on a backing sheet of clay) and bake! A coat of Renaissance Wax or Future will protect it.

Striped Polymer Clay Reversible Bead by KateTractonDesigns on Etsy

FREE TUTORIAL: Dragon Egg Faux Dichroic Pendant Turorial by Sherri Kellberg. Made from polymer clay.

FREE TUTORIAL: Dragon Egg Faux Dichroic Pendant Turorial by Sherri Kellberg. Made from polymer clay using rainbow colored foil