Make Antiqued Art with Polymer Clay
Alisha Fredrickson applies walnut ink over the clay and rubber-stamped border to create this antiqued art.
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Materials and Tools:
gold acrylic glaze
5" x 7" artist canvas
vintage sheet music
picture by Raphael (book – The Great Masters)
translucent polymer clay
liquid translucent clay
1. Brush a coat of gold acrylic glaze over the top and sides of a 5" x 7" artist canvas for the background color. Let dry.
2. Condition translucent polymer clay by kneading it in your hands until it is soft. Run the softened clay through the pasta machine about 20 times.
3. Tear the sheet of clay into a section for the upper right corner of the canvas and press it on. Work the clay into the canvas to make a border across the top and down the right side.
5. Spray walnut ink onto the clay. Brush the ink over the entire front of the canvas and the clay border. The ink brings out the detail in the stamped image.
6. Bake the canvas at 275 degrees in a toaster oven for15 minutes. Remove it from the oven and let it cool.
7. Brush liquid polymer clay over the baked clay section of the canvas.
8. Bake the canvas again at 275 degrees in a toaster oven for 15 minutes. Remove it from the oven and let it cool.
9. Tear background papers and sheet music to collage on the canvas. Cut out a picture (in this case Raphael from a classic art book). Lay the papers out on the canvas in the desired design.
10. Apply matte gel medium to the canvas. Adhere the papers and the picture, applying additional gel medium between the paper layers and over the top of the entire canvas.
11. Dry the gel medium using a heat gun.
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