Creating Faux Batik on Polymer with Lisa Pavelka

Instructor: 
Duration: 
96 minutes

Learn how to create an exotic faux batik look on polymer clay with award-winning artist, best-selling author and “artrepreneur” Lisa Pavelka.

Discover how Lisa replicates the look of this Indonesian textile art with individually-colored clays.

Lisa will guide you through creating her "Textile Effect" that resembles screen printed fabric, followed by her surface technique for creating a "crackle" overlay pattern.

Watch close-up as she teaches you how to include crystal accents and trinkets, plus learn finishing techniques that will have you guessing if it’s real or faux batik.

No experience necessary.

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Covered In This Class: 
  • Clay, tools and supplies
  • Clay conditioning and basics
  • Creating faux batik with polymer
  • How-to bake polish and finish your piece
  • Fun ways to add movement to your piece
  • How-to create “hidden” findings for a professional finish
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • Polymer Clays: at least two contrasting colors (a light and dark value work best)
  • Clay Dedicated Pasta machine and clamps
  • Poly Bonder glue
  • Deeply detailed, rubber texture stamp
  • Metal leafing (Use the inexpensive type found in craft stores, color doesn't matter)
  • Black stamping ink (pigment or dye)
  • 20 gauge craft wire in the color of your choice (I prefer Parawire)
  • Craft knife
  • Coarse (40-80 grit) sand paper
  • Packing Tape
  • Baby wipes
  • Optional: SWAROVSKI Crystals or other accent pieces, headpins and two part epoxy or jeweler's glue
Bonus: 

Included is a class handout filled with photos, notes and all the resource information you need to get started.

The full recording and a PDF handout of resources and links is included.

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