I’ve spent the last few days updating my Etsy shop with some new bits and realised that I didn’t get round to sharing the new colours I made using the watercolour polymer clay technique. I loved the blue/green collection so much I had to try it again using warmer colours perfect for autumn but would also work well in the warmer months (especially some of the more citrus orange and yellow shades).
For those that don’t know it is a layer of white polymer clay with (in this case) various colours of chalk brushed on the top, a little metal leaf and a layer of translucent clay over the top. Because of the translucent layer you never know quite what the results will be after they are baked but it mutes the colours down to make them softer and adds depth to the finished piece. On the blue/green collection I used only a silver leaf; on this one I used a variegated leaf with bits of copper and gold and a little green.
I cut little leaf shapes out too to accent the jewellery along with making some swirled beads.
I made a whole selection of bracelets, necklaces and earrings. The earrings have mostly been sold already so lessons learned there to make far more earrings than I think necessary.
I adore the yellow and orange but really love that green pendant. I’ve teamed them all with antique gold findings as I felt that it suited the warmer colours better than my usual silver.
I’ve since seen this technique done making a more uniform pattern as opposed to the randomness of mine so I’m itching to have a go at that now too. Will there be a part 3?