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Topic: Polymer clay scratch board bauble (+written tute)  (Read 6033 times)
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« on: May 31, 2013 01:09:16 AM »

Male house Sparrow bauble
using polymer clay as Scratchboard...finally got down an idea thats been sitting on the shelf in my head for far too long. just about any item you can cover with polymer clay could be fair game for this tecnique and you could easily use a differant colour marker or clay Smiley

i covered a plain glass bauble in white polymer clay then baked and sanded. since i didnt need a buffed surface i used 400 grit followed by 600 grit sandpaper just to get the bumps out, then i covered it with permenant marker (buff and rub with your fingers (or a rough cloth if you are leaving the house the same day as this will stain your fingers a rather fetching black/blue colour) to remove 'scribble' marks.
depending on the brand of marker you may need two coats. i used a CD marker
 i then scrapped the design using a craft knife and a thick needle. you can trace the design onto the bauble or draw it first with a pencil first.
finish with a coat of varnish.
 im quite pleased with how this turned out especially since ive never tried scratchboard before Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2013 05:55:07 AM »

What a beautiful drawing!  This is an interesting technique, I've never heard of it, but the results are stunning.  It would make a stunning ornament for a Christmas tree.

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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2013 08:57:17 AM »

I've been wanting to try a polymer clay scratchboard for a long time. This is really beautiful!


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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2013 09:00:16 AM »

Thanks for the details on your technique.  The finished item is beautiful, and elegant.  Your drawing skills plus the black and white worked really well.

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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2013 03:33:59 PM »

Wow!! This is so striking.  Lovely work.

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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2013 04:23:39 PM »

Love this!  Great technique

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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2013 01:35:00 AM »

So beautiful!

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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2013 08:01:41 AM »

Amazing work!
This rocks!

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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2013 03:53:00 AM »

That is gorgeous and thanks for sharing the technique!

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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2013 04:47:36 PM »

beautifully done and a great idea!

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