Making Beach Pebbles from Polymer Clay with Cynthia Tinapple
Join polymer clay artist and blogger Cynthia Tinapple and learn how to create realistic pebbles from polymer clay. Cynthia shares her recipes and methods for mixing polymer clay to create your own realistic-looking faux stones and beach pebbles.
"Being able to create these life like beach pebbles is a skill that even the most beginner clay user can accomplish."
This class provides expert instruction with clear follow-along visuals, and list of supplies needed.
This is a CraftCast Vintage Video, created before it was possible to incorporate High Definition video, as we do today. How far we have come in such a short time!
Watch and listen as Cynthia reveals to you tips and techniques you need to know to start creating your own faux beach stones and pebbles. Using close-up photographs of each step of the process, plus Cynthia's detailed instruction, you’ll be creating using these techniques in no time!
Class was recorded live so, just like in more recent videos, you’ll hear the live Q&A with other students.
Cynthia Tinapple is a leader in the polymer clay community, writer and artist based in Columbus, Ohio.
Cynthia created Polymer Clay Daily, hosts StudioMojo each week, and speaks about trends and the future of polymer clay as an art form. Cynthia also tries to carve out time to be in her studio each day, exhibits her work, collaborates with her wood sculptor husband, and teaches around the world.
- color mixing
- creating patterns in stones
- fool-proof baking
- jewelry inspiration ideas
- finishing techniques
- Premo Translucent 5310 for matte finish stones
- Kato polyclay translucent for shiny finish stones
- Cernit Nature Colors
- Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powders
(or art sand, sand, dirt, charcoal, pepper, salt, paprika, tumeric, and other spices for color)
- Kemper circle cutters
- Oxo Good Grips Pastry Scraper
- Victoria James Texture Sheets
- Magnetic clasps
- Rubber Stamps
Included with your video is a full-color PDF class handout with teacher's tips, notes and links to all the resources you need to get started.
Please note: this is not a stand-alone guide but simply a quick-reference for your convenience.