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Faux wooden Heart

Faux wooden Heart

I’m not generally big on hearts but I couldn’t resist adapting my faux marquetry split pebble design into a heart. It’s very tactile too as I have finished it with a beautiful satin finish. I am still very fond of the faux marquetry, I ought to make some more pieces!   Thank you to everyone who took part on my earring giveaway on Instagram.  The winners were bluemallee and Nevenka...

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New Faux Marquetry Brooches

New Faux Marquetry Brooches

I’ve been really busy this year with lots of exciting things.  I will write a post soon to let you know more about what I have been up to but first I would like to show you my latest polymer creations…. These are Faux Marquetry Brooches made from polymer of course. I will be teaching how to make these at the 3 day polymer clay workshop Polycreativa in Rome next spring. I taught at the same event earlier this year and had a fantastic...

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Faux Mahogany and Spiderweb Turquoise Ring – Polymania UK 2016 Project

Faux Mahogany and Spiderweb Turquoise Ring – Polymania UK 2016 Project

I have been having fun playing about with some different polymer clay faux effects. Here I have combined a faux mahogany cane with a faux spiderweb turquoise to make a stylish ring. This will be my workshop project for Polymania UK 2016! You can find information about the other projects being taught by Donna Kato, Bettina Welker and Claire Wallis on the Polymania 2016 page. Booking is open to the mailing list subscribers (it’s not too...

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Faux Lapis Lazuli demonstration

Faux Lapis Lazuli demonstration

On Sunday I went to the wonderful London Polymer Clay Group and demonstrated a way to make faux Lapis Lazuli from polymer clay. The focus of the meeting was faux techniques in the colours of the Olympic rings. As well as my demonstration there were brilliant demonstrations on faux malachite from Sue Margetts and faux bone/ivory from Debbie Carlton. There were handouts available for some other techniques. Here’s what I had a go at from the...

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Polymer Clay Tumble Chips

Polymer Clay Tumble Chips

(I really wanted to show you my polymer clay covered Egg (warts and all) I made but the pictures are still in the camera and the camera isn’t with me – I’ll show you after Easter – late rather than timely but never mind. In the meantime I shall catch up with some other things I have been up to.) You may recall a while ago I posted a picture of a polymer clay prototype I made for a flower pendant I intend to make in PMC....

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Fopals – Cindy Leitz

Fopals – Cindy Leitz

There has been a buzz of excitement recently on Cindy Leitz’s blog about her Faux Opal technique.   I tried it the Friday I recieved the video but it didn’t really work out at all and I was so disappointed I didn’t even take any pictures! The bake and bond was so soft it wouldn’t really sand at all. Finally I found a moment to try again yesterday and baked them for much longer which has made them harder (and thankfully...

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