This is a polymer clay avocado tutorial in which I will demonstrate the skinner blend technique for creating gradients in clay. The specific gradient I will use is a radial gradient.
These adorable avocado slices can be used as charms for jewelry or as miniature food for display or in dollhouses.
Thanks for viewing, and let me know if you have any questions! I am happy to help.
You will need:
-A rolling pin**, pasta machine, or "clay conditioning machine"
-A razor, x-acto knife, or other sharp, un-serrated blade
-TLS*** (Translucent Liquid Sculpey), or glue
-Jewelry findings such as eyepins, jump rings, chain, hooks, and clasps
-A soft cloth for buffing
-Glaze or other clear polish
* I use FIMO, Kato, Premo, and Sculpey brand polymer clay, which must be baked in order to harden. Read all instructions and notices on your clay to be sure you are using your clay properly. Baking clay that is not meant to be baked can be toxic, or at the very least melt and make your oven very messy.
** This technique can be done by hand, but it is much easier with a pasta/clay machine. In this tutorial, I use a clay machine. If you are rolling by hand, simply follow the steps, but roll by hand as evenly as possible. Take your time and don't worry to much about the exact thickness, just as long as the entire sheet of clay is pretty even.
*** TLS needs to be baked to harden. Glue does not. Do not bake glue.