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Tutorial Pearl Ex Patina
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I received a few questions regarding the techniques I use to finish my polymer clay pieces, mainly from dear :icondark-f0x: and :iconseed-of-january:, and these two inspired me to write my very first tutorial. I hope some of you might find it useful :-)

I am happy to anwer any questions that you still might have. I feel so inspired by this wonderful community and the people here, and I love to share and give back what I have learned so far.

A similar tutorial in German can be found on my blog.

As usual, I appreciate constructive criticism :-)
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LostGryphin's avatar
LostGryphin|Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing - thanks for sharing...just to be sure - after you bake it, you glaze it then you apply the patina, then glaze it again correct?
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ValerianaSolaris|Professional Digital Artist
Yes, that´s right! Thank you for your interest!
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bagheera29680's avatar
I was so excited to see this, but I still have a question. When ever I try to use this stuff, I seem to be really heavy handed - it completely blots everything. I have a hard time making it look accent-y as opposed to solid colored, lol. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!
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ValerianaSolaris's avatar
ValerianaSolaris|Professional Digital Artist
I think it is a matter of practise! Just use a very small brush and dip it in only lightly into the powder!
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Talty| Artisan Crafter
Hello! I wanted to let you know that I cited your tutorial in the article Introduction to Polymer Clay written for Project Educate because I believe it's one of the best resources available in DA. Thank you so much for your generosity in making tutorials and inspiring others :heart:
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ValerianaSolaris's avatar
ValerianaSolaris|Professional Digital Artist
Great, thank you for the appreciation!
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Talty| Artisan Crafter
No problem :)
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Krazypinay's avatar
Krazypinay|Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for this tutorial!Ü
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ValerianaSolaris's avatar
ValerianaSolaris|Professional Digital Artist
You are welcome :-)
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mxgirl199's avatar
mxgirl199|Hobbyist General Artist
This is really helpful!! I'm going to try this sometime soon!
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AnnnaRexic's avatar
thank you thank you thank you thank you <3 i love your stuff and this is so great (:
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pannax| Photographer
Hey! :)

May I ask you how you do a pattern on your clay? I mean, do you imprint something or what? :)
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ValerianaSolaris's avatar
ValerianaSolaris|Professional Digital Artist
:-) I use rubber stamps and interesting things in the household :-)
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DARK0NA's avatar
DARK0NA|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! This tutorial is very useful for me!
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ValerianaSolaris|Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it :-) Thank you for the favs, too :-)
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DARK0NA|Hobbyist General Artist
you are welcome! )
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talyra's avatar
Thankyou so much for sharing this. It's wonderful to see talented artisans being willing to share and help others learn. :hug:
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ValerianaSolaris|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the nice compliment! I am glad you found the tutorial useful :-)
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Claylettes's avatar
great great!! this is surely a nice tutorial for every clay crafter/enthusiast out there :)
Thanks for the tutorial! :D
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ValerianaSolaris|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I never thought people would like it so much!
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Catgoyle's avatar
Planning to work on trying this out when I can. Thanks for the tutorial! :+favlove:
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ValerianaSolaris|Professional Digital Artist
Do that, it is so much fun :-) And thank you very much for the fav :-)
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Catgoyle's avatar
(smiles) I will, and you're most welcome! The local Fred Meyers sells the colors by the each, rather than only in packs... (drools) I bought a pack, and was vexed that it included pinks, which I'm not too likely to want to use... ever. Not a color I care for much, but use rarely when it's the uh, best choice? So glad that others can love that color freely. (smiles)
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