Faux Raku a PDF Coloring and Effects Tutorial by Janet Loomis of Anvil Artifacts

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I am excited to offer you this new 85 page step by step tutorial on producing your own Faux Raku effects. This tutorial is complete with 115 full color photos. This is an easy technique to master whether you are a beginner or an experienced craftsperson. Stunning results can be achieved quickly and reliably with readily available materials that you may already have on hand.

In addition to learning how to replicate the vibrant effects of Raku fired glazes, you will also learn the basics of making your own customized molds using two part silicone putty.
I will also show you how to mold, form and texturize air dry clay into headpins, beads and jewelry components. The creations you transform with the Faux Raku technique will be truly one-of-a-kind, uniquely your own.

This coloring and enhancement technique is equally effective on kiln fired clay, polymer clay, wood, fabric (used with textile medium) or textured metal. Your versatile, personalized molds can be used with all types of clay and resins for stunning results.

A materials list, coloring "recipes", tips and suppliers are included. Examples of how your finished pieces can be used in jewelry are shown as well.

The file size is 11.48 MB. This tutorial is currently available in English only.

This tutorial was designed to be viewed online. Please be aware that if you choose to print it out, there are a number of pages with one large photo, showing a single step of the process per page.

Please feel free to sell your Faux Raku enhanced items. Also please feel free to post photos of items that you have made using the technique outlined in this tutorial on blogs, forums, message boards, etc. I would appreciate credit for the original technique. Please respect ownership of intellectual property and do not post, share or sell any part of this tutorial in any form, in it's entirety or in part.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.

Please note: discount codes are not valid on Tutorials. The purchase of this tutorial is non-refundable and may be purchased only via Paypal or Direct Checkout.

Thank you for your purchase! I hope you will have fun with this technique.

If you would like to see my other Tutorials, this link will take you directly to the Tutorials section of my shop...


Average review
Excellent, detailed tutorial. Thank you so much for making this available!
Apr 10, 2018 by Mrs. Mosey
Wonderful tutorial! Thank you so much!
Apr 10, 2018 by Serena Steiner
Very easy to understand tutorial with excellent photos. Getting some great results myself from this tutorial! I had a few questions and I was contacted quickly from the Janet with recommendations. Thank You so very much! I would highly recommend this shop.
Jan 10, 2018 by Jackie
Looks like lots of fun and can't wait to start. Good to know that Janet will answer questions as I might have a few. Thanks for the quick download and followup email .. most appreciated.
Dec 22, 2017 by Diane Taylor
I haven't used the tutorial yet but it has great photos/illustrations and well-written instructions. Seamless transaction. thank you!
Dec 14, 2017 by Julie

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You are purchasing a unique handmade design. Handmade jewelry is often more delicate than jewelry that is mass produced. Please treat your jewelry gently and with reasonable care. It's often made with fragile, vintage pieces.

Many of the vintage items I use in my assemblage pieces will show their age with patinas and signs of former use. This adds to the charm and character of each piece. I often seal the components used in my jewelry assemblages. However, some items are not sealed and may continue to develop a rich patina over time. Please inquire if you have any questions about a particular piece.

Please do not sleep in, clean, shower, shampoo, swim or perform other similar activities while wearing your handcrafted jewelry pieces.
My jewelry pieces are for adult use and wear unless specifically labeled for children.

I use high quality ear wires and earposts in my earrings. Niobium, Titanium, Sterling Silver or Gold-filled. Niobium and Titanium are both a perfect choice for everyone, but especially for those with metal sensitivities. They are both hypoallergenic metals. Niobium is a pure alloy, that has been approved for surgical implants due to its hypo-allergenic properties. Titanium, while a lighter metal than Niobium, is also approved for surgical implants and is safe for those with metal sensitivities. Neither contain nickel My stated earring lengths are for the entire earring, measured from the top of the earwires to the bottom-most part of the earrings.

If you have a sensitivity to wearing heavier weight earrings, as I do, I recommend using ear-lobe supporters. These are widely available at drug stores or online. They are a clear adhesive patch that you adhere to the back of your earlobe. The ear wire is then inserted through the piercing and the patch. The patch evenly distributes the weight of heavier earrings to reduce strain on your earlobes. This makes wearing heavy earrings more comfortable. It also makes wearing earrings possible if you have had prior stretching of your ear piercings.

I often use oxidizers or patinas on my metal jewelry for a variety of effects. When I state that I have preserved the patinas with metal sealant, I use a jewelers grade metal sealant if the metal will be in contact with your skin. I use spray sealant for verdigris patinas that do not contact your skin. I also use wax sealants that are specifically formulated for metal and safe to come in contact with skin (unless someone is allergic to the wax) if micro wax is the specified sealant.

CUSTOM REQUESTS- Apologies- As of September 2016, I am not currently accepting custom orders. I will update this announcement to reflect when I am again accepting custom requests.
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