Introduction: Polymer Clay Journal Cover

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Making a journal/diary cover with polymer clay and creating watercolor effect with alcohol based marker.

Step 1:

Materials used in this project:

- Notebook with hard cover

- Acrylic paint

- Polymer clay (Fimo soft)

- Alcohol based marker

- Alcohol

- Brush with reservoir

- Epoxy glue

- Fabric ribbon

- Varnish (Optional)

Step 2:

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Paint the cover of the notebook with acrylic paint

Step 3:

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Make a plaque with polymer clay a little smaller than the notebook cover

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Make a frame and decorate the exterior

Create the clock inside the frame

Step 5:

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Making the doll to sit in the clock hand.

Bake it in the oven during 30 minutes at 110°C/230°F

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After baking, paint a plastic surface (can be glass or metal surface too) with the alcohol based marker and dilute the color with the the brush.

This brush contains a reservoir filled with alcohol.

When painting in the polymer clay it will create a watercolor (aquarelle) effect.

If you don't have a brush with reservoir, you can use a normal brush and soak it in the alcohol.

The more alcohol we use, more diluted will be the color.

Less alcohol means more concentrated color.

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Envolve cotton in a toothpick and soak it in alcohol to make little dots in the doll dress

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With the marker paint the doll cheeks and Smooth it with alcohol

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Use a fabric ribbon to close the journal and glue it in the front of the notebook.

Apply more epoxy glue and place the polymer clay cover

You can apply varnish (optional)


WUVIE (author)2015-01-16

This is absolutely adorable. Excellent job on the Instructables, and what a great choice of colors. Fabulous!

sandrartes (author)WUVIE2015-01-27

Thank you so much WUVIE!! :D

Salvwi Prasad (author)2015-01-16

So cute and adorable

sandrartes (author)Salvwi Prasad2015-01-27

Thank you Salvwi Prasad!! :D

shazni (author)2015-01-16

Beautiful! Your video makes it look so easy.

sandrartes (author)shazni2015-01-27

Thank you shazni!! :D

samalert (author)2015-01-03

Surreal art, the way you curled her hair was exceptional. And sharpie ink+water (exceptional). Awesome !

sandrartes (author)samalert2015-01-04

Thank you so much samalert!! :D

The ink of the marker is mixed with alcohol and not with water ;)

watchmeflyy (author)2015-01-03

I love the watercolor effect!

sandrartes (author)watchmeflyy2015-01-03

Thank you watchmeflyy!! :D

帥官 (author)2015-01-03

it is so cute

sandrartes (author)帥官2015-01-03

Thank you 帥官!! :D

cleo72 (author)2015-01-03

that is so cute and cool

sandrartes (author)cleo722015-01-03

Thank you so much cleo72!! :D

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