New Polymer Clay Possibilities: Scraps, Slabs and Smears!

New Polymer Clay Possibilities: Scraps, Slabs and Smears!

Instructor Bio: 
65 minutes

Join Australia’s own master polymer clay artist, Heidi Helyard,and learn how to create exciting and fresh graphic polymer clay jewelry using the popular slab construction.

” The beauty of polymer clay is that it presents me so much opportunity to explore endless colour combinations, patterns, and textures.” ~ Heidi Helyard.

Watch and learn as Heidi demonstrates how she applies various techniques using stamps and ink on polymer to create her patterns, Then watch close-up as Heidi reveals how she uses liquid polymer as a surface treatment along with mica powders to make a “polymer clay paint.” You will fall in love with her “paint smear” application!

PLUS, learn how to apply chalk pastel/mica powder using a silkscreen design.

Watch and learn all about Heidi’s signature style of dot making, texturing, and micro cutters.

Curing, finishing, and assembly will be covered as well as a bonus cane technique and how Heidi makes her POLYMER PAINT!

Included in your purchase is a PDF with notes and online resources. Please note: the PDF is not a stand-alone instructional booklet.

You can re-watch all your CRAFTCAST purchases as many times as you like.

Covered In This Class: 
  • Slab vs. Veneer
  • Stamps and Ink
  • Adding Canes to Slabs
  • Using chalk pastel/mica powder with a silkscreen
  • Polymer clay ‘paint’ smears
  • Micro cutters and Dotting tools
  • Texturing
  • Cutting out earrings and pendant
  • Curing, finishing, and assembly
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • Polymer clay (Premo or Souffle recommended)
  • Stamps (hand-carved or purchased)
  • Printing ink (Versafine Clair recommended)
  • Liquid polymer clay (Sculpey brand recommended, you will need translucent, white, and black)
  • Mica powder (Pearl Ex recommended)
  • Basic Polymer Clay tools; work surface, rollers, and blade

Included with the video download, a PDF with notes and all the resources you need to get started.