Draw Handel/Door knob tutorial

A simple step by step tutorial for covering draw handles/ door knobs with polymer clay. I have used a flower cane that I made with CERNIT. There is a tutorial for the flower on this blog, or alternatively you can find a video tutorial for the flower cane on the Clayground websit: http://www.clayground.co.uk .
For this tutorial I have used a wooden draw handle; you can also use a porcelain one, if using porcelain then no varnish is required before attaching the slices.

you will need:

a wooden draw handle

a polymer clay cane: you can make your own or by one ready made

Cernit  polymer clay varnish

a roller and a blade.

 

Step 1   begin by slicing your cane; I like to use different sized canes ( there are tutorials on you-tube on how to reduce your canes to make different sizes).

Step 2 Using a soft brush, apply a thin coat of varnish to the entire handle, this will help the slices  to stick to the wood.

Step 3 Begin to arrange the slices all over the handle, arrange the slices as close together as possible, don’t worry if there are lots of small gaps in between.

Step 4 Turn the handle upside down and trim off  the edges.

Step 5 Take your roller and begin to make small  rolling movements; you will need a smaller tool for the underside, this can be quite time consuming. Do this until there are no longer any visible gaps.

Step 6 Place the handle onto a ceramic tile or baking tray; bake in the centre of the oven or around 30 minutes at 120°c ( all ovens are different, also different brands of polymer clay bake at different temperatures, so please read the baking instructions on the packet).

Step 6 Once the handle has cooled you can use some wet and dry sand paper to smooth out ant rough edges. You can also use a polymer clay varnish to give a real nice shine. I personally like to use Darwi glossy varnish, a favourite amongst polymer clay artists.

 

All products used including the Darwi varnish can be found at http://www.clayground.co.uk

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Summer flowers by Rusalina.

Teardrop blend

Today I’ve tried out the teardrop blend- this method of blending colours together is far easier and a lot quicker than doing the skinner blending technique! For this tutorial I’ve used CERNIT polymer clay! This is the way I’m blending my colours from now on! For the original YouTube video check out Cindy Lietz polymer clay tutor…

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SUPER EASY ANIMAL PRINT CANE

SUPER EASY ANIMAL PRINT CANE

SUPER EASY ANIMAL PRINT CANE

1 You will need-
CERNIT no1 brown/glamour antique gold/glamour gold/polymer clay blade.

2 First take the antique gold and roll the whole packet into a ball,then form this into a
cylinder shape. With the brown make lots of snake like pieces ( I used most of the packet
but not all)

3 Take the cylinder shape and make a channel using a tool ( you could use a pencil)

4 Arrange the brown snakes around the cylinder ,start by placing one into the channel first.
Make sure you leave a gap.

5 Squeeze together slightly and trim of the end. It should now look like the above photo
( photo 4)

6 Lengthen the whole piece by squeezing and stretching ( slowly) Cut into five equal
equal pieces.

7 Roll out your gold clay using a roller ( or wine bottle) or a pasta machine on the number
4 setting. Wrap each piece in this colour making sure that the joins don’t overlap.

8 Put the pieces together like shown.

9 Lengthen the whole piece and cut into six equal pieces. You can use these canes as they
are for a simple animal print look or arrange them like I have done for a more complex
look.

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Super easy rose cane tutorial – created using CERNIT polymer clay! ORIGINALLY CREATED BY THE VERY TALENTED ‘MONICA RESTA’ CHECK OUT HER AMAZING YOUTUBE VIDEO ON HOW TO CREATE THIS STUNNING CANE!http://youtu.be/gTPjY9sTBko

Super easy rose cane tutorial - created using CERNIT polymer clay!

Will be uploading simple step by step written instructions tomorrow!

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SIMPLE ROSE TUTORIAL

SIMPLE ROSE TUTORIAL

SIMPLE ROSE TUTORIAL

These beautiful roses are just so easy too make! Try adding them to hair clips, bracelets, rings and tiaras! They will also look stunning sewn onto a childs cardigan or hat! Or simply add them to your hand made cards!

GETTING STARTED
Always make sure you have clean hands, and your work surface is clean and free from dust.
As usual, ensure that you condition your clay before you begin your project.

TOOLS & MATERIALS
Sharp blade
Ceramic tile for baking

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

1. I have chosen two different colours because I like to mix the colours to create different shades. So start by mixing the two colours together to create your desired shade.

2. Form your clay into six small balls ( the size of a pea)

3. Flatten each ball by gentley pressing and turning in your fingers.

4. Roll your first petal loosley with your fingers, then one by one wrap each petal around the center. Each time you add a petal gently stroke the edges to curve them over slightly.

5. Once all your petals are in place gently squeeze and roll in your fingers to secure them all together, making sure you dont squeeze the petals together.

6. Take your blade and cut of the excess clay.

7. Using your green clay; roll into two tiny balls, flatten and elongate by pressing in your fingers.
8. Place the two pieces onto the flat side of the rose, forming a cross like shown.

9. If you are using your rose as a charm then you could add a headpin by placing directly through the center of the rose or simply add a jump ring by threading the jump ring through one of the leaves before attaching to the flat side of the rose. For the hair clip and ring leave and bake as they are.

10. Place your rose onto a ceramic tile and bake in the center of your oven at 130c for around 10/15 minutes.

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Russian Doll

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