This is not a new technique but since I have not written any tutorial for a while, it is kinna rusty. Ada's friend went to Florida and picked up a bag full of broken shells. These shells have rich texture from getting beat up by the weave, sand and time. I made molds out of them and start using them for texture.
After baking I painted them with acrylic paint (yellow Ochre). Using my finger, I dabbed on the paint and pressed on to the pieces lightly, so the only raised part will cover with paint and the groove will not. First paint it with paint that has been mixed with a little bit of water, then added with almost dry paint. You will get more depth that way.
With Black clay, I was using rub&buff (Amaco) and it picked up the details real well.
All of the tutorials are free. Some were my own idea, some were inspired by other Artists. If you want to put them somewhere else, please let me know, or just credit me in some way. Thanks. I will start putting more tutorials on my blog. I am still taking care of my daughter but got more time to clay and play. The Polymer Clay community had been given me all the supports I need so I can get through my day. Enjoy the tutorail and there will be more to come.
I started making Polymer clay beads in 2005. I sold my first batch and started sending them out to the bead stores and bead shows. I started a blog to share my experieces with polymer clay and started a tutorial blog to show how I make some of my beads.