DIY Marbled Polymer Clay Dish Tutorial from A Beautiful Mess. If you can find polymer clay on sale (I’ve sen it as low as $1 a bar at Micheals), this is a cute DIY gift. Hints and safety information not included in A Beautiful Mess’ tutorial:
- Do not over mix – the colors will get muddy very quickly and you will be sad.
- I commented on a polymer clay post of theirs before when they used an expensive rolling pin. In this tutorial they use what looks like a cereal bowl for food. Once unbaked polymer clay touches something, that something can never be used for or on food again – this is common polymer clay knowledge.
- Some polymer clays are stronger than others. I use FIMO because of this. A Beautiful Mess recommends Sculpey because it is easier to condition. I agree with the Polymer ClaySpot that writes, “For making beads or covering objects, any of the polymer clay brands will do fine. However, if you’re making objects (such as boxes, picture frames, etc) from clay, or creating buttons or thin pieces that must hold up to handling, you’ll want to select a strong clay such as Fimo, Promat, or Cernit. If you want to use a weaker clay such as Sculpey for such pieces, first make the base piece from a strong clay, then apply the weaker clay as a veneer over it.”