Tutorial Tuesday – Make a Faux Ceramic Polymer Clay Pendant

Making a Faux Ceramic Tile is not as difficult as you might think.  There are five main ingredients to use.  A stamp, polymer clay, liquid polymer clay, alcohol ink and glaze. An oven, cutting tools, nonstick work surface and a stir stick are also needed.  But those are kind of a given.  Faux ceramic tiles can be used in jewelry, mixed media art and for lots of other items.  Below is a photo tutorial on how to make the “Faux Ceramic” part of the pendant.

Faux Ceramic Polymer Clay Pendant
Faux Ceramic Polymer Clay Pendant

Directions:

1.  To make the  polymer clay tile pendant you will need to condition your clay according to manufacturer directions.

2.  Roll clay through pasta machine.  Do not roll to thin or you might stamp through the clay.

3.  Stamp image into the clay and remove rubber stamp.   Trim off the excess clay.

4.  Bake the clay for half of the baking time suggested.  Allow to cool before applying the ink.

 

Dollap of liquid polymer clay.
Dollap of liquid polymer clay.
Pinata Alcohol Inks
Pinata Alcohol Inks
Add a few drops of the alcohol ink
Add a few drops of the alcohol ink
Allow alcohol ink to rest 5-10 minutes before stirring.
Allow alcohol ink to rest 5-10 minutes before stirring.
Adjust color if needed let it rest before stirring
Adjust color if needed let it rest before stirring.
Stir in color completely.
Stir in color completely.
Apply to clay tile
Apply to clay tile
Coat entire tile.
Coat entire tile.
Bake approximately 15-20 minutes
Bake approximately 15-20 minutes

5.  Once the clay tile has cooled you can sand any rough edges.

6.  If you are using a pinch bail you can press a hole into the tile before baking or use a 1/16 hole punch after baking.

7.  Apply a coat of glaze and allow to dry before inserting the pinch bail.  ( I like to apply a dab of glue to secure the pinch bail.)

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Tutorial Tuesday – Make a Faux Ceramic Polymer Clay Pendant

  1. Love them, thanks for sharing this!! I have some stamped clay pendants I made and am trying to teach myself some beading techniques to complete them as I envision them!

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