POLYMER CLAY MOSAIC EFFECT • Blue Johnston


“Wherever you look, there is always something amazing to see,” says Blue Johnston born in the Ivory Coast of West Africa.


Blue’s tutorial is aimed at showing you the technique rather than copying what is shown, although you are welcome to do so if you wish.



You can use this technique to create any pattern or picture that you want in any colours that you choose. Blue’s biggest inspiration is the natural world, such a fantastic array of different animals, plants, and landscapes.


It's a great way to create wall art or decorate boxes, frames or anything that you desire. Blue also used the Mosaic technique for making this gorgeous Chameleon sculpture.




What do you think? Will you give it a try?


TOOLS AND MATERIALS

Polymer clay

Scrap clay

Liquid Polymer Clay

Gloves

Silicone tool

Machine

Blades




1.

For the base, roll out a sheet of scrap polymer clay to about 2 mm in thickness and cut to size. Bake according to the manufacturer's instructions and allow to cool completely.







2.

Mark out the guidelines onto the surface using a pencil or a marker.








3.

Condition the clay colours that you want in your design.









4.

Cover the surface of the backing with liquid polymer clay.








5.

Take small amounts of polymer clay in the desired colour, roll into balls and press onto the surface so that it squashes slightly so it forms a firm bond with the liquid polymer clay.





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