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Polymer Clay Skinner Blend Tutorial

Posted by Megan LaCore from San Jose, California, United States • Published See Megan LaCore's 25 projects »
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  • How to make a clay. Polymer Clay Skinner Blend - Step 1
    Step 1

    Begin by rolling 2 equal sized pieces of clay out into almost equal lengths and widths on the largest setting of your polymer-clay-designated pasta roller.

    Never use food-safe tools for working with polymer clay! If I'm using tools that could be mistaken for kitchen tools when I'm done working, I label them with either a permanent marker or electrical tape. I store all these items together in a location out of my kitchen. For baking clay in a standard household oven, I use two deep baking dishes with their openings stacked together. This keeps the great majority of any fumes that may come off my clay from residing in my oven, and possibly eventually my food.

  • How to make a clay. Polymer Clay Skinner Blend - Step 2
    Step 2

    Stack clay lightly, without pressing down. Trim off edges , and cut diagonally. Remove trimmings and put to the side.

  • How to make a clay. Polymer Clay Skinner Blend - Step 3
    Step 3

    Gently peel apart triangles and stack like colors. Reassemble the square, and press in slightly on the edges to connect the two colors at the diagonal. Compact all the way around the square to even up the edges.

  • How to make a clay. Polymer Clay Skinner Blend - Step 4
    Step 4

    Run the doubled-up clay stack through the pasta roller on the largest setting.

  • How to make a clay. Polymer Clay Skinner Blend - Step 5
    Step 5

    Run the folded piece through the pasta machine on its largest setting, fold down.

  • How to make a clay. Polymer Clay Skinner Blend - Step 6
    Step 6

    Continue folding the piece the same way and running through the pasta roller on the largest setting. After a few passes, the colors will begin to blend together. The sheet of clay will also widen slightly with each pass.

  • How to make a clay. Polymer Clay Skinner Blend - Step 7
    Step 7

    Your blend is complete when the colors transition smoothly from one side to the other. At this point you can pass the sheet of clay through each smaller setting of the pasta roller until you achieve your desired thickness or width.

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Dom N.
Dom N. · Hornsby, New South Wales, AU · 7 projects
you make it look so easy! thanks heaps! Happy
featured it on my blog. Happy
www.craftedblog.blogspot.com
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Nicole Renee
Nicole Renee · Kansas City, Missouri, US · 16 projects
OOOH wow! That looks so pretty! I have never gotten a chance to really play with polymer clay, but I would love to try this out when I get a chance to! Great tut! Thanks for posting it!
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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 373 projects
I haven't done much with polymer clays yet and don't have pasta machine, but this looks cool and I may try it sometime.

I really liked the tips, like keeping it separate from food utentils and stacking the two deep baking dishes on top of each other to limit the fume exposure in the oven.
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