Faux Broken China Christmas Ornaments with Polymer Clay
If you've been with us for a while, you might remember our Broken China Necklace project a few years ago. We've decided to take that same creative technique and give it a twist, making charming ornaments that will add a personal and handmade touch to your Christmas tree. Plus, they make wonderful gifts for your friends and family.
We'll walk you through each step, from conditioning your clay to selecting unique designs using our Winter Adornment stamp. This technique is incredibly versatile, so whether you're passionate about holiday decorations or you love crafting your own jewelry, this tutorial is sure to spark your creativity.
For Finishing: We tried two techniques. First, we used a matte Modge Podge, this worked just fine and maintained the exact details we went in with. Second, we tried a Semi-Gloss Polyurethane spray sealer. This reactivated the alcohol ink just a little bit and gave it more of a “water-color” look, softening any sandpaper lines that may have appeared while sanding. Both worked well, but we ended up preferring the semi-gloss sealer because it looked more like actual china.
Grab your IOD products and supplies by using the store locator and finding a stockist near you.
IOD Products Needed:
- Polymer Clay Roller
- Sculpey Original Clay (or equivalent clay)
- Alcohol Ink
- Cord or Ribbon for Hanging
- Oven (for baking polymer clay)
If you're just kicking off your creative journey, have no fear — our Product 101 pages are packed with straightforward techniques to set you up for success. We're thrilled to accompany you as you explore and create. For more how-tos and creative inspo, make sure to browse through the rest of our blog.
Once you've crafted your final piece, share it with our Facebook Creative Tribe! This community is not just a showcase but also a supportive hub for when you hit those creative roadblocks. And remember, your local stockist is always ready to assist with IOD supplies and expert advice. We're excited to see what you'll bring to life!
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