There’s just something about creating a beautiful thing out of scraps that fascinates me. When I was quilting scrap quilts were always my favorite.
I also adore these found object sculptures that people create. And making wonderful things with scraps of polymer clay is no exception. As always it’s all the possibilities that are enchanting.
In today’s video I show how to use scraps of clay to make a pattern that can be used as a veneer for anything you like. I like using patterns like this as the backgrounds and bases for projects.
Like I show in top photo and in the video you can use it to cover something like a box or an Altoid’s tin. You could make a piece of jewelry, like the ring I show. On both the tin and the ring I plan to go back and add sculptural elements, perhaps flowers or a dragon would be fun.
Just keep in mind that the more you handle and the more you stretch out this pattern the more fine and less apparent it becomes. Which can also be a nice look.
Tools and materials:
- Scraps of polymer clay in analogous colors
- Scraps of metallic and/or pearl polymer clay
- Acrylic roller and pasta machine
- Clay blade
- objects to cover such as a bezel ring, or an Altoid’s tin
Btw, I’m not sure that “bargello” is the correct term for this pattern, but it does sort of have that look. Besides, it sounded better than “zig zag pattern.” 😀
Enjoy the video and happy creating!