Jo and I recently dove head-first into polymer clay when we made our advent calendar house entirely from clay. Since then, we’ve been intrigued by new polymer clay ideas and techniques. We’ve found true inspiration recently at the hands of Cindy Lietz, author of the Polymer Clay Tutor blog.
What Cindy has done is develop a new, easy technique for blending clay colors that just may set the polymer clay world on end! Anyone who has done much work with polymer clay knows that one of the most useful — and time-consuming — techniques out there is the famous Skinner Blend, which lets you create gradations of color in your clay. The problem is that the basic Skinner Blend requires lots of measuring and exact cutting. Cindy’s new alternative Teardrop Method eliminates the fuss and lets you get straight to the good stuff, in far less time!
Cindy has written several articles on the technique so far, so go check them out and read all about it. She also has a great video that shows exactly how to execute the technique. The video is available for a nominal cost in the Polymer Clay Tutor Library, but if you’re fast you can view the full video for free here (available only for a limited time!)