Lotus heart-shaped pendant / Valentine’s Day Countdown / 1

  Lotus flower polymer clay tutorial Hello dear polymer clay enthusiast! You might not be surprised by the theme I’ve chosen for this Countdown, yet I hope that you’ll find inspiration in the tutorials. For me, it`s always a pleasure to make hearts, to use pink in my work and send love. I`ll start with a technique that I like very much and that I used in the past to decorate larger objects as well. So, you can adapt this technique and use it to decorate polymer clay jewelry pieces, polymer clay vases, polymer clay art journals and other objects. I`m talking about eggshell mosaic.
The lotus flower is a flower that I adore. And more than this, I love the idea that this beautiful flower emerges from the muddy waters and it’s a story about resilience, surpassing difficult situations and becoming the best version of oneself. I used a flower image and a dotting tool to impress a lotus flower pattern into the polymer clay. You can download the same template that I used from by using the right-click of the mouse and the option Save Image As. I used gold foil to decorate a sheet of polymer clay (passed through a very thin setting of my pasta machine) and then, using my rigid blade, I cut thin strips of polymer clay. And I used them to create a lotus flower outline. I colored the eggshells (that I have previously cleaned and removed the white membrane from inside) with ink pens (you can use alcohol inks as well) and then I applied these colored eggshells on top of the polymer clay (using Fimo liquid) and tweezers. I finished the project by applying resin. I had some air trapped inside so I’ll have to be more careful in the future when I use resin in my work. I hope you’ll like this Valentine’s Day inspired series and I hope you’ll be inspired to use eggshell mosaic in your work. Happy claying! Mihaela      

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