Five-Minute Polymer Clay Mica Shift

Polymer clay mica shift eggs

Polymer clay mica shift eggs

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This pendant was made with scraps of Premo 18K Gold polymer clay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How do you achieve organic looking mica shift in polymer clay in five minutes? With little scraps of metallic or pearl clay that you squish together, flatten, and roll out.
The gold egg and pendant were made with clay left over from projects I can’t remember. In general the metallic clays work in mica shift straight from the package (after conditioning, of course).
Pearl clays need a boost. Adding translucent clay as much as 1:1 enhances the dark/light contrast. (Thank you, Zan.)

Here are the simple steps:

Chop clay into irregular sized pieces.

Chop clay into irregular pieces about the size of dried split peas.

Squish the pieces together, flatten the mound, & roll it out.

Squish the pieces together, flatten the mound, & roll it out.

See more on the mica shift technique in two previous posts: “Polymer Clay Mica Shift Tamed” and “Polymer Clay Mica Shift Magic for Beginners.”

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