Polymer Clay Vessel & Embellished Cover
One glass container
Pasta Machine or rolling Pin
Powdered irridescent pigment
Embellishment for the cover.
First I conditioned the clay by running it through the pasta machine several times. I used Alizarin Crimson clay on the sample with the bone & ivory accents and Ochre on the one with the Black onyx accents.( see finished samples at bottom of the page) These three pictures (below) show how I covered the small glass jars. I tried to move these around in my hands and push the clay to get even covering. Next I trimmed all around the top to neaten up the edge of the rim.
Next I placed the open top of the jar on the rolled out piece of clay and lightly impressed the round top on the clay. For the Cover I cut one piece inside of the impressed line and one piece on the outside of the impressed line. This made a fitted lid. ( see Below)
Next I used one of our Background Texture stamps with a releasing
fluid (glycerin) on it and textured all around the bowl and the top of the cover.
Then I applied the Irridescent powder on with my fingertips. I used three different colors -- gold, copper and a little
silver-lavender. I rubbed this into and all over the piece.
I then followed the baking instructions that came with my clay. I used Premo (30 minutes at 265 degrees).
Next I drilled a hole in the center of the cover and Embellished with wires and glass and stone beads and donut shapes and some antique ivory and bone pieces.
This is how I embellished the covers. You could use other items or just a little decoration with other clay. It was a fast and fun project and it would make a really nice gift.
Class and Samples by Margot Behsman