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Monday, 18 June 2012

What to do with Alcohol Inked polymer clay scraps

Using Up Scraps of Inked Polymer Clay


Following my recent post on  Polymer Clay Swirl Beads in which I created a necklace using swirl lentil beads, I have been left with some left over scraps of inked clay.

Incase you have'nt seen my post, I created sheets of clay using metal leafing and alcohol inks which was used to create my beads for my necklace below.

Polymer Clay Necklace with swirled lentil beads
Polymer Clay Necklace with swirled lentil beads





 I was left with with a few random scraps , as you can see, now more often than not my scraps would go into my scrap pile for forming the base of my beads, but with these inked scraps they are still usable, heres what I done with them...

 As you can see the scraps of clay are in many shapes, the larger sheet I tore into strips also.  I used the strip scraps to cover base beads totally and then rolled them out so they blended in.

This is pretty much the same as the watercolour torn paper effect used by  Maggie Maggio.



Here's some more examples of what I made using my scraps ...
 
Some simple round beads with torn strips applied
Some simple round beads with torn strips applied



Some swirled lentil beads
Some swirled lentil beads



Swirled heart charms created from lentil beads, and two pendants using various scraps of inked clay
Swirled heart charms created from lentil beads, and two pendants using various scraps of inked clay


So why not have some fun with your scrap clay and see what you can make...

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