Make Your Own Tiles Out of Polymer Clay
In this tutorial, I'll walk you through the process of creating beautiful foiled, alcohol ink polymer clay tiles to add to a wooden box.
First, I found a free stained glass pattern that I liked, and I cut it out with my Cricut. You could also just print it and cut it out with an Exacto knife. Save the cutouts from each area--you'll use these later on as stencils on your polymer clay.
The box wasn't quite squared off, so that's why there are gaps around the edge.
I put gold foil on black polymer clay, and then I applied different colored alcohol inks.
I covered it with translucent polymer clay and used the cut-outs from the black frame as stencils to make my tiles. Bake your tiles according to the instructions on your clay.
Here they are after baking. I cut out a few other shapes as well, since I had a lot of leftover clay.
And here they are after a little more treatment with the heat gun, which makes the translucent clay more transparent.
I painted the background of the box black so that the gaps wouldn't be as noticeable, and then I glued in the tiles. I painted the rest of the box gold.
Here's the finished box. I like how it turned out with the geometric pattern and colorful, foiled tiles.
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Published March 28th, 2018 7:34 PM