Polymer clay artists sometimes cover objects as foundations for their art work.  These two absolutely drop dead gorgeous polymer clay art vase (or candle holder) tutorials might just inspire you to do the same. Both are by the Russian artist on Kalinkapolinka. The first tutorial features the sgraffito (Italian for scratch) technique  used by ceramic artists.

This tutorial is so inspiring.  It is not that hard to cover a glass vase with polymer clay. Oil paints are applied with fingers and the excess dabbed off with paper towels.  The instructor made her own scratching tool using a bent piece of wire and and a pin vise. (This is a very handy wire tool for twisting wire together - see this post.).  The results are lovely.  She also showed  a number of ceramic sgraffito designs which inspired her.

The other art vase tutorial is one which mimics ceramic pots. It was fun to see what she used to make the patterns on the clay. Paint effects will be up to you. I also liked the fish which consisted of polymer clay molded around a stone.

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