|painted polymer clay dragonfly pendant necklace|
Over the summer I made polymer clay pendants with some kids, which we then decorated using acrylic paints. I had forgotten how much fun playing with simple clay and paint could be. By gradually layering and wiping away successive layers of paint you can create incredibly subtle moods and expressions.
The tools and materials are easily found a craft store like Michael's and fairly inexpensive: polymer clay, stamps, something to make a hole like a straw, oven, acrylic paint and brushes, Mod Podge, and cord. This would be a great craft project for making handmade holiday presents for friends and family.
Click here to follow an easy tutorial by Amy over at Then She Made...
For artistic inspiration check out Heather Powers work at Humblebeads or Polymer Clay Daily.