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Polymer clay rainbow tutorial

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:bulletred: For these rainbows I use FIMO Classic, Effect (Translucent) and some clay softener. FIMO has really nice vibrant colors. :D

:bulletorange: This tutorial is a very simple one, as long as you have that machine. ;P The professional FIMO machine is pretty expensive (around 55 euros). I only have it because my mother in law bought it for me. ;P Instead of this one I've heard you can use a machine for noodles. People say it's the same thing, only 4-5 times cheaper. ;P

:bulletyellow: For those who live in Romania, the machine can be found here: [link]

And I think it's easy to find anywhere in Europe as the producer is an European company.

For those who live in the USA, ~iluvmanga2000 told me she knows a clay pasta machine from Michaels that only costs 22 dollars. :D

Even with the machine, it's simple, but not exactly easy. :)

:bulletgreen: I make sure each clay color is right, not just the color itself, but the clay. You must soften them with your hands before putting them through the machine or else you will have much more work to do and you might waste a lot of clay. ;P

:bulletblue: When I make rainbows I usually use more than one shade for each color. This makes the blending a bit less time consuming. Practically, I mix the main colors myself and besides ROGVAIV (ROYGBIV? :giggle:) I have some of the colors in between too from the beginning.

If there's a color you don't have, make it. :D Today for example, I was out of red. I mixed some pink-magenta and orange and a bit of dark and a glittery shade of red and got some real red. ;P

When you bend the clay be sure the colors you put one on top of the other are the same. ;)

:bulletpurple: Mixing classic with translucent gives the rainbow a nice effect. :D Also using translucent only looks great.

:bulletpink: If you have any questions, ask. :D

See here some of the things I made using this tutorial: [link]

And see here the stuff other people made using this tutorial: (nothing yet, gimme links ;P).


Other tutorials of mine:
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IMAGE DETAILS
Make
NIKON
Model
COOLPIX L21
Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Aperture
F/3.1
Focal Length
7 mm
ISO Speed
320
Date Taken
Jul 8, 2012, 6:48:57 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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xXVVSOSVVXx's avatar
xXVVSOSVVXxHobbyist Traditional Artist
I've honestly been using an embossing machine without the designs to flatten my clay :x I got it for free as well
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1FionnakissHobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaaa,bine ca m-ati lamurit.
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ALINAFMdotRO Artisan Crafter
Mă bucur dacă îți e de folos! ^_^ Te rog să mă tutuiești. :giggle:
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1FionnakissHobbyist Digital Artist
Pai,ori cat de mult mi-as dorisa fac si eu asa ceva nu pot fiinca nu am echipamentele tale.Si n-o sa-mi cumpar deoarece strang bani pentru ceva mult mai important,ceva foare scump,mii de dolari.
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ALINAFMdotRO Artisan Crafter
Când am început să lucrez cu lut polimeric nu aveam decât un cuțit de bucătărie și un ac de cusut. :P Nu îți trebuie neapărat unelte speciale. :) Și chiar și uneltele speciale nu sunt așa scumpe. Nu costă mii de dolari oricum. :giggle: Dar tu ce vrei să îți cumperi de costă așa mult?
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1FionnakissHobbyist Digital Artist
Paint tool sai si Photoshop,5250$ (Paint tool sai)+1000$ (Photoshop)=6250$                                                                             stiu deja ce pot sa fac cu aceste doua programe si stiu cum o sa le folosesc
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ALINAFMdotRO Artisan Crafter
:giggle: Ești drăguță! :)) E bine că vrei să ți le cumperi, așa cum e corect. Până ai bani pentru ele poți ruga un prieten/o rudă care se pricepe să ți le găsească gratuit. :P Eu am PS CS5 și n-am dat nici un ban. :)
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1FionnakissHobbyist Digital Artist
Pai,poti sa faci mai multe lucruri cand sunt loate cu bani.Le-am instalat de anul trecut doar ca am avut niste probleme cu paint tool sai,are termen te valabilitate si daca il stergi si il instalezi,iar tot stricat este.                           p.s fratele meu mai mare silviu s-a interesat de pretul lor original,el sustine ca pe internet este cineva care da versiunea cu bani pe gratis,dar eu una cred ca este o pacaleala ca sa iti bage cineva virusi in calculator
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Hello there! A very good day to you. I found you from deviant art and think it will be interesting to ask if you would like to share your tutorial on our blog? It's a sharing blog for clay art in Malaysia targeting audience specifically for clay, clay artists, and even event organisers who are looking for talents. Posting quality tutorials on our blog will immensely increase your exposure as a clay artist and it'll be a good portfolio for yourself too. All credits will goes to you and at the bottom of the post, I'll put link to your email, blog, facebook, websites, etc. 

Please let me know should you be interested. Hope to hear from you soon.

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ALINAFMdotRO Artisan Crafter
I think we did this before with another tutorial of mine, the polymer clay flower. ^_^ You have my permission. Give the same links as for that one. Thank you!
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LostGryphinHobbyist Photographer
So helpful! Thanks~
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ALINAFMdotRO Artisan Crafter
I'm glad it is! :D You're welcome! :hug:
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MYTCR8TiVHobbyist General Artist
Wow ! This is the best rainbow tutorial ever ! All the other ones I've seen seem so complicated but this one is so simple.
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ALINAFMdotRO Artisan Crafter
I'm happy you like it. :D
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XxKASHxXStudent Digital Artist
I made mine black and dangly :P
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ALINAFMdotRO Artisan Crafter
Black rainbow FTW! :giggle:
kurimu-san's avatar
I hope I can try this out some day! Thanks for sharing the idea :)
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ALINAFMdotRO Artisan Crafter
I hope you can too! :D Have fun with it! ;)
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Hi, I featured this here: [link] :)
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ALINAFMdotRO Artisan Crafter
That's awesome, thanks! :hug:
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My pleasure, thanks for making your tut available to everyone :)
Anamaris's avatar
Anamaris Digital Artist
So lovely! Thanks so much for sharing. <3
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ALINAFMdotRO Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot! I'm glad you like it! :D
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