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Painting With Polymer Clay On CD – Valentine

Polymer clay paint

Polymer clay paint strips

My next experiment painting with polymer clay came when I purchased a pasta machine to condition the clay. As it is a a regular pasta machine it has also the option to cut the pasta into different widths. So I decided to cut the clay into small strips and use that as my paint.

How I Did It

  • First I printed out the design, this time it is a picture that my son made for his girlfriend last Valentine’s Day, and glued it to the CD.
  • Next I conditioned the clay and rolled it out at setting 3 otherwise it was to thin and broke to easily.
  • Then I rolled it through the narrow pasta cutting setting and ended up with the strips above
  • Now came the painting part by applying individual strips next to each other and cutting them to size with an exacto knife.
  • Depending on how I smoothed out the individual strips the look of the design changed.
  • Once I was done I backed the whole thing for the recommended time and then coated it with varnish and backed it a second time.

I think it turned out quite ok and my son and his girlfriend are very pleased with their gift.

Polymer Clay Painting on CD - Valentine 1

Polymer Clay Painting on CD – Valentine started

Polymer Clay Painting on CD - Valentine 2

Polymer Clay Painting on CD – Valentine finished

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Marlies Cohen is a renaissance woman, a 'Jack' or should that be 'Jill' of all trades. She is self-taught in most of her subjects due to her strong motivation to learn new things. Everything is touched by an artistic and creative outlook. What looks everyday and mundane to most, is seen in a totally different light by this creative maven who is happy to share her discoveries.