Re: Marbling on polymer clay
- Actually great marbling look-alikes can be achieved in polymer clay
by manipulating different colours before baking. Perhaps check out
this site http://www.polymerclaycentral.com/cyclopedia/marbling.html.
The example there is really elementary, but I have seen very
sophisticated versions of this very basic technique.
I do believe also that Polymer Clay Techniques, a book by Sue Heaser
can be found in your bookstore or library. Ms. Heaser rules and so
must have a demo in there! I just can't find my copy rght now to be
certain that she does have an article on it.
That said, these are all techniques to simulate marbling. If I wanted
to decorate a polymer clay surface, I would use liquid sculpey
(colour it) or Genesis paints (bakes just fine) and try marbling the
surface using similar techniques to paper marbling. Perhpas float the
Genesis paints in olive oil?? Just a thought!! Non-toxic when baked
is my thought here.
In the polymer clay world - faux malachite is made using a "marbling"
look alike technique. Just search the net for faux malachite and you
will see somewhat similar approaches to the technique that you will
see on the polymerclaycentral site that I mentioned at the beginning.
I hope this helps, I have been lurking on the site for eons...it
would be lovely to help someone.