I’ve been immersed for a while in developing techniques for imitating batik on polymer clay. It involved lots of trial and error, but I’m thrilled with the results. If I weren’t such a generalist–it’s the fault of Sara, my muse, who tantalizes me with a smorgasbord of techniques and projects–I’d specialize in batik.
I’ve just added a downloadable PDF tutorial for Faux Batik on Polymer Clay to my Etsy store. Bring the exotic beauty of batik to any number of polymer clay creations. This downloadable PDF tutorial, with 19 photos, teaches two approaches to batik which you can adapt to pendants, beads, journal covers or any smooth, white or light colored, cured polymer clay piece.
Patterns are provided for the flower, dragonfly, and hummingbird with flower. In addition, you’ll learn how to make spirals and other designs featured on the beads pictured here. Directions for finishing the pendant are included.
Important note: you’ll need cured, smooth polymer clay in white or a light color. While the surface technique and patterns presented in this tutorial are designed for embellishing a cured polymer clay pendant and oval beads, they can be adapted to any smooth.polymer clay surface. The tutorial is not designed to teach basic polymer clay skills.