Blocks of polymer clay (2 contrasted colors) here : brown and beige
Electric tool (like Dremel) with :
Carving accessories (a thin and a round)
Acrylic paint (burnt umber)
Make a monochrome bead in the color you want to be in the carvings.
Bake like usual. Then, draw lines with the thin accessory. Mark slightly first and then more deeply to make the underlying color visible. In this case, I made the lines with the thin accessory and the holes with the round one.
Now the look of the bead can be better. Take the felt wheel and pull lightly to soften the carvings. It enlarges and smoothes them in the same time.
Fifth step (optional)
Mess the bead with the acrylic paint to patine it. Let the paint dry naturally or put the beads in the oven some minutes.
Then sand the beads to take the paint away and found the color back.
In this case, I’ve put too much paint, be prudent!!
Shine the bead with the jeans wheel.
un grand merci à Fabienne pour sa traduction
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