Faux Modern Enamel Polymer Clay Tutorial - Playing with chalk pastels, stencils and polymer clay to achieve a faux modern enamel look

Faux Modern Enamel [Polymer Clay Tutorial]

Faux Modern Enamel Polymer Clay Tutorial

Hello dear friends!

I’m back with more inspiration for your work with polymer clay. I still haven’t finished with the enamel inspiration and this time I chose to work on a faux modern enamel look.

Material list:

  • Navy blue Cernit polymer clay
  • Stencils
  • Chalk pastels (I used bright colors to create a contrast with the navy blue base)
  • A texture plate (to texture the back of the pieces)
  • Cutters (I used a round cutter)
  • Eyelet screw pins
  • Triple Thick Glossy Glaze and a brush
  • A pasta machine and an oven to bake your pieces
  • Baby wipes

A short description of the process:

– I conditioned the polymer clay and I passed it through the pasta machine through the thickest setting (I’m using an Imperia Pasta Machine)

– I folded the polymer clay sheet to have thicker sheet of polymer clay which would create a nice border for the finished bead

– I used a texture plate to texture the clay (this is going to be the back of the finished bead)

– I used a flower stencil to create a pattern on top of the polymer clay (I used the craft knife to shave some chalk pastels on top of the polymer clay).

Faux Modern Enamel Polymer Clay Tutorial
Faux Modern Enamel Polymer Clay Tutorial
Faux Modern Enamel Polymer Clay Tutorial

– I used a round cutter to cut a round pendant. I softened the edges using my fingers (to avoid sanding the piece after baking).


– I baked the piece at the temperature recommended by the polymer clay manufacturer for 30 minutes.

– I applied Triple Thick Glossy Glaze in the middle of the bead and I used a brush to spread it all across the bead. Be very careful to clean any leakages.


P.S. Use warm water and liquid soap to gently clean your stencils. 

I hope you’ll like my tutorial and I hope that you’ll take this inspiration and use it in your work. I did my best to make a shorter tutorial, yet I consider that it has great potential and that it could be an excellent starting point for making such “modern” beads.

My best to you!


P.S. Enroll in the 11 Ways to Make and Use Molds with Polymer Clay and get inspired to make your own custom tools and to use molds as a creative starting point in your work!


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    1. Thank you, dear Irene! And thank you for taking the time and writing to me especially now that I know you have a difficult time with your dog not being well. I am sending you my best thoughts for you and for Odin! Mihaela

  1. What a gorgeous tutorial that was, Mihaela, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing your beautiful smiling face; you look so calm and still.
    As for the craftsmanship; I adore your work! Much Love to you… 🙂

    1. Thank you, dear Carolyn! Your are wonderful! I also loved your videos and your blog posts (I love listening to your voice). When I watched your videos, I admired your elegant beauty and the good vibes that emanate from you. More than that, your message goes right to my heart.
      I am sending you lots of love as well!

  2. Tes créations sont magnifiques ! Tu as beaucoup de talent et sans doute une grande patience !

    Mihaela, merci pour tous ces beaux partages… Bisous. ❤

    1. Merci, Louis, pour ton beau message avec une si belle animation en plus. Moi aussi je crois dans un monde du partage, de l’amour et de la compassion. Je te souhaite une magnifique journée !

    1. Thank you very much for your beautiful words! I love polymer clay because it is so versatile and easy to use and to bake as well. I wanted to tell you that I loved your stitched mermaids. Have a beautiful and blessed day!

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