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Painting With Polymer Clay On CDs – Santa

Polymer Clay painted Santa on CD

Polymer Clay painted Santa on CD

My Santa painting came about as a gift for our neighbors to hang on their Christmas tree.

My next experiment 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 wide strips and use that as my paint.

  • I picked a stained glass design of a Santa
  • Printed it out on paper and cut it out to fit the CDs and glued it on to it
  • Then I used the wide ribbon cutting setting on my pasta machine to cut the clay
  • Then I used the strips as paint and placed them onto the design glued onto the CD
  • To finish the picture I used skinner blend canes as a border
  • Then I baked it according to the clay’s directions and let it cool
  • To make it shiny I used waterbased Flecto Varathane varnish and backed it again at 250°F for about 15 minutes.

I would say this is a very different looking ornament

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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.