A recent beach vacation left me inspired to break out the polymer clay again, after a
long hiatus! It happened when I walked upon a vendor on the pier, with beautiful
handmade polymer clay pendants, unlike any I had seen. I asked her what
she used to color her pieces so vibrantly… acrylic paint! Who knew?
I had actually never done that. It is so obvious. I have used mica
powders, pigment inks, copic markers, chalk… pretty much everything but
good ol’ acrylic paint. The artist recommended
using toothpicks to apply the paint, so I came home and
gave it a shot…
All I did for these was condition white clay into a sheet, stamp on it, cut out
into various shapes with craft knife, then bake. I painted them
after they cured. For some of the lettering I ended up using
PITT artist pens.
These were fun and simple to make. Etching in raw clay makes the artist in me all smiles.
Try it. You will love it!