Polymer Clay Brocade Art Plaques

I want to make the polymer clay brocade hearts and crown shapes into little art plaques so heres a photo of the first step of the plaques I am going to make for them.

I used mount board for the base, the 2 small boards are ATC size and the larger crown ones are quarter sheet size.

For the Heart ATC Plaques I cut 4 strips of ribbed fun foam to create a border around the card as you can see in the photo below:

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My next step will involve a coat of gesso and some paint, I’ll add a new photo when Ive done it 🙂

For the quarter size Crown Plaques I took a pen and drew around the crown shaped brocade on the card, next I cut up random pieces of fun foam in both plain and ribbed patterns and stuck them onto the mount board base with pva glue  as you can see in the photo below:

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I’ll be adding a coat of black gesso to these and painting them before I put the crowns in the shapes, I’ll upload a photo when Ive done the next steps so you can see the direction Im going with this.

Polymer Clay Brocades Second Batch

Polymer Clay Brocades Second Batch

Ive had my melting pot for donkeys years and never used it, and there I go using it for 2 nights on the trot! Must be a record for me!

This is my second batch of polymer clay brocades, for these I was a lot more aggressive with the rolling pin after Id stamped and painted the clay, they are very thin with no texture on them at all, which is how this technique is ‘supposed’ to look.

I cant wait to use them in my projects, particulary those crowns and the hearts. The fish shape you can see at the bottom of the photo was created by chance as it was a left over piece from all the cookie cutter shapes, I was about to roll it up when I realised it looked similar to an Asian fish or a Koi or something similar. So I decided to keep it.

Polymer Clay Brocade Closeups:

Polymer Clay Brocades Second Batch Close Up

Polymer Clay Brocades Second Batch Close Up

Clay Brocades With Model Magic

Clay Brocades With Model Magic

If you recall in my previous blog post I mentioned I made some brocades using air drying clay by crayole but they hadnt dried out. They have now 🙂 So I took a shot so you could see how this technique fares on air drying clay. As you can see from the finished results the technique does work well with model magic too 🙂