Dear Chicago House,
What do you know, those polymer clay covered pens have been a huge hit in blog land and I did promise a more techniques on creating them. So it is about time I shared a tutorial on making a marble design, and in celebration of up coming valentines day they are in pink
Lets kick off with the finished product.
You will need
- A few blocks of polymer clay- contrasting colors work best and I use Sculpey
- Cheap pens that the ink stick can be removed from. I generally use pens my husband picks up from hotels, the ones that solid white plastic seem to work best.
To make a Marble Pattern
Start by softening the clay in your hands, some colors take a lot longer to soften than others. When they are nicely pliable roll into 12″ sausages, then twist together fold in half and roll this out into a 12″ sausage again. Cut sausage in half and repeat this process about 4 times.
To make the pen
Slice the sausage into thin slices, remove the ink from the pen barrel and tile the clay pieces on as show, don’t worry about gaps. Then roll the pen on a flat surface and the gaps will dissapear.
Bake according to the directions on your clay, re insert the ink and voila!
Here are some more ideas. You can use more than two colors and multiple patterns on one pen barrel.
Enjoy, I’d love to see photos of your results. Send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will feature them!
Creative in Chicago