Spring crop of tutorials

Cepelikova on PCDaily

Spring is the season for growing and there’s a promising crop of polymer tutorials popping up. Here are three that could broaden your options and save you lots of trial and error time.

Otrzan on PCDaily

Finishes are all the rage – ceramic, enamel, raku, crackle, batik. No new equipment is required, just pull out the inks, powders and tools that you probably already have on hand. These surface treatments could give your designs added oomph.

The tutorials’ authors are not the first to try these processes but each teacher has each come up with new twists and clever tricks that may make the information helpful for you. All are delivered electronically and some have videos. While they each offer projects that you can follow, applying these finishes to your own signature work is what will make the information valuable.

Test samples from one student caught my eye and have me itching to play in the studio. Come back tomorrow to see. If you’ve found other interesting tutorials, let me know. The ones that I like to feature on PCD are those that offer new and/or easier ways to work with polymer.

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  • reply Norma ,

    I love those washer beads! So earthy and rustic!

    • reply Nikolina Otržan ,

      Thank you so much, dear Cynthia 😉

      • reply Iris Mishly ,

        Thank you Cynthia 🙂

        • reply Pavla Cepelikova ,

          Dear Cynthia, thank you very much! 🙂

          • reply Dixie Ann ,

            ah, love Iris Mishley’s new tutes.

            • reply Roni ,

              I’ve been around in polymer clay for a long time, and somehow this post makes me a bit nostalgic for the time when people used to post free tutorials because they were excited to share a technique they had developed. don’t get me wrong. I’m not opposed to people creating tuts for profit, but sometimes when I look at the prices some of these tuts are going for, compared with the cost of buying a whole book of techniques, I long for a bit of the olden days where profit was less of an issue than it seems to be today.

              • reply Bright spots of polymer | Polymer Clay Daily ,

                […] series and she tells all in a tutorial on Etsy. You may remember that she offered her version of polymer batik a couple of years ago. Pavla shares lots of examples on Flickr and […]

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