Who doesn't love fossil limestone? This creamy natural material filled with traces of primeval seas--what if you could create that look for some smashing accessories from lightweight and easy to work polymer clay? With this tutorial, it's a breeze.
You need just four commonly available colors of polymer clay and a few simple tools--most likely items you have around the house already. The technique is fun and freeform and easy enough for a beginner, though experience with polymer clay basics like conditioning is certainly helpful.
Included in the 22-page, eight step tutorial are 56 full color detailed illustrations that guide you easily through the process, with bonus discussions on piercing, antiquing and clay mixing/curing.
So let's get back to the Jurassic, and rock your world!
But wait, there's MORE! this tutorial ships with a complement--a free tutorial on Faux Sea Glass..enjoy!
If you find you have fun with this, please check out my newly published book, "Polymer Clay Gemstones, The Art of Deception", a tongue-in-cheek mystery spoof that incorporates 20 sophisticated polymer clay techniques and projects, now available on Amazon! At over 200 pages, the full scale tutorials contained within are less than $1.50 each.
Chapters include instructions on how to create:
Black Opal Rhodochrosite Petoskey Stone Bog Oak Amethyst Tiger Claw Faux metal settings Favrile Glass Blue Lace agate Amber Ammolite Carnelian and many more!
Here are some comments I've received......I have the BEST students:)
These are beyond gorgeous! The tutorial is well written and very easy to follow. I can't wait to start making these! Thank you also for the spiral tutorial...I honestly would have NEVER guessed something that unique to be that simple! Awesome!!
Great tutorial, great communication First class! This is such a great tut and it includes lots of really useful hints and tips. I made a credible first attempt and am looking forward to trying some variations of my own soon.
I think this is a truly inspirational and most interesting tutorial. Clear instructions and marvellous photos. Very, very happy with this purchase from such a lovely lady. A+++
Thank you, dear Randee for this wonderful tutorial, it's clear written with a lot of detailed photos, I can only recommend this seller, Randee is not only a lovely "clady" but a very talented artist and instructor, too
Please note: This is a technique-based tutorial; The items pictured are for illustration purposes only, though basic instructions for their manufacture are included--the user determines what they wish to make. Make something beautful.
This pdf.format file will be emailed to your Paypal designated address within 24 hours of payment-you will need adobe acrobat to open it, and you may download the program free anywhere on the web. Like all electronic files, tutorials are not refundable once shipped, and of course they are copyright protected; all rights reserved. Purchaser is welcome to make commercial use of any work produced using this tutorial, but please do not copy, lend, teach, forward or otherwise re-transmit the information contained herein in any form-- It's illegal and it's just wrong. . You don't need that kind of bad karma. Please respect my hard work in developing and publishing this concept---thank you! Available in English only.
Sep 25, 2016 by Nan Smith
Very pleased with the details of this tutorials, looking forward to experimenting . . . .
Sep 14, 2016 by Jan
Great tutorial! Love the looks of these pieces- they really do look like fossils :)
Jan 16, 2016 by Rho Daniels
Lots of good tips, clear instructions, great tutorial!
Nov 25, 2015 by Jenny Church
Well written tutorial, clear instructions. Have not tried it yet but it looks pretty straight forward. Thank you!
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If, alas, an item arrives damaged, please convo me (that's the 'contact' button) at once! I will replace or refund at your discretion. I do understand that every now and again, something which looks wonderful in a shop is just..well...not so wonderful in the mirror; if this should prove the case, just notify me and return the item in its original condition within 20 days of receipt, and I will cheerfully refund your money, less shipping costs; I have no vested interest in unhappy clients; I prefer good Karma to bad.
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Yes, I do custom orders--love them , in fact, because they are such lively challenges. Challenge me.
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