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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Ancient Images Faux Fossils - PolyformProducts 

Condition a small piece of clay and roll into a sheet just a little thicker than 1/8”. Cut two circles with the circle cutter. Cut about 1/3 of the circle away to create a rounded half circle. Repeat with the second piece of clay.

With the needle tool, pierce the clay piece vertically along the center axis. Bake according to the manufacturer’s instructions on the package.

With the clay blade, trim the edges lightly around the shapes. Carve some gouges and scratches randomly into the surface on both sides.

Apply two or more colors of paint on the surface and wipe excess away with a paper towel or tissue. Rub the paint thoroughly into the scratches and gouges in the surface as these areas will take the color much more deeply. Allow acrylic paint to dry, or if using oil paints, the drying can be sped up by returning the clay pieces to the oven for 10 minutes.

Draw with a permanent marker lines, shapes, or any desired image or pattern. Form a spiral at one end of a 3” piece of wire. Add accent beads and the clay bead. Form a wrapped loop at the top and attach the earring hook. Repeat for the second earring.

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