A few months ago I started working with a new technique used to create faux dichroic effects on polymer clay. And I just realised I didn’t really share this on my blog – which just goes to show how side tracked anddistracted I get with other things.
Anyway, I really enjoy using this technique, but I also created a lot of waste (yes things can and do go wrong a lot in my workshop and you can’t always rescue things). It took me a while of refining it until I got the results I liked.
For these pendants I use artificial gold and silver leaf (real gold or silver leaf would be way too expensive), Gilder’s paste and lots of inks and varnish. I have also tried the technique with acrylic paint but prefer the inks. It’s incredibly messy to make the sheets! And you need to be patient and give the inks enough time to dry!
I have now developed my own way of creating the sheets from which I make my pendants – and brooches. I also finally made my first brooches – these take actually longer to make and are a bit fiddly.
I got to use my new fab cookie cutters I bought last year at the Cologne Christmas Market at Neumarkt and the sitting cat design has proved to be very popular.
I am now in two minds if I should actually create a tutorial of my own and sell it either on my blog or Etsy.
I hope you like these designs – you can find my faux dichroic range on my website here.
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