I've been playing around with polymer clay for awhile but have never tried making cameos...until now!
Here's what I ordered to get me started:
|All of this for $30!
|The molds have lots of detail and are really flexible,
making it easy to get the clay out of them.
|This clay is way softer than anything I've ever
tried from Sculpey or Fimo.
Just as I thought, making cameo's with molds is easy, but you need to be prepared to take your time.
1) Start with a very small piece of clay. This will fill the silhouette part of the piece. Gently push it into the mold being very careful not to go outside of the design. Don't put in too much or it will overflow into the background.
2) I didn't know I was getting the tools too, but I'm so glad I did. They came in super handy when pushing the clay into the little tiny crevices.
3) Take another very small piece of clay in a contrasting colour. Flatten it out and spread into the rest of the mold to create the background.
4) Roll across the back to even everything out.
5)Pop your pieces out and bake. (This clay also says it can be boiled!)
|Obviously I still need some practice~
Here are the other pieces I made with the other molds:
This was after they were baked. You can see how well the clay keeps it's original colour.
Then I just glued the cameo to a metal cabochon frame and adhered to a ring finding and some lace for a bracelet.
You can find everything you need to make your own clay jewellery at Wholeport.com.
Did you know that Wholeport also has a FREE sample program? Check it out!
*This is a sponsored post however all opinions are my own. All supplies were provided free of charge however I did not receive any monetary compensation.