Hello dear polymer clay enthusiasts!
I’m still exploring the possibilities of creating glass-like effects. This time I’m using polymer clay, an inkjet image and nail art foils to create faux lampwork beads.
As a piece of advice, use inkjet printed images with bright colors and small patterns for a great effect.
In order to use an inkjet printed image to decorate the polymer clay pieces, I put a generous coat of Mod Podge and then I applied the image on top (with the printed side facing downwards) and then I tapped on the paper gently but insistently. Then I lifted off the paper and part of the design has been “transferred-decoupaged” onto the polymer clay.
After applying the topcoat of Mod Podge, you can consider your piece sealed. You can apply resin or Triple Thick Gloss Glaze to achieve the glass-like look.
I used sticky embossing powder and the heat gun to glue the nail art foils to the polymer clay pieces and it worked very well.
I hope you’ll like this tutorial and I hope that you’ll take this inspiration and use it in your work with polymer clay.
My best to you!