Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a miniature book from polymer clay.
The list of basic supplies:
- white polymer clay
- any other color of pc (polymer clay)
- tin foil
- dry pastels
- eye pin
You start with conditioning the white clay on the thickest setting of
the pasta machine, or roll it by hand, then putting two layers on top of each other, depending on how big you want the book to be and you cut out the square. Don't worry if clay gets a bit dirty, you will cover it later with pastels.
Now you take another color of clay for book cover, any color you desire and roll it to approximately 1mm of thickness, then you put on the white pc square and cut out the shape of a book cover. After the shape is cut, you roll it over so it covers both sides of the white clay.
The texture of a book could be made before I have cut it out, but it's ok to be done now too. Simply tap with wrinkled tin foil on pc and texture it as much as you want.
And now the pages. You take your blade and make shallow cuts into the white clay on all three sides of the book making sure they are more or less parallel.
It's time for some pastels. I chose light brown, you can choose a darker tone, you can even cover it with acrylics and then wipe off the excess color with some baby wipes and create an aging look. It's up to you. Now add the eye pin.
And now the fun part. The embellishments. Here you can let your imagination run wild and add whatever suits you. Make sure to glue it with some liquid polymer clay. After you are done decorating it, bake it for about 20 minutes on 120 degrees, add a key chain and you are done. Of course if you prefer not to have it as key chain it's ok too, you can also skip adding the eye pin and just use the little book as a decoration.
And this is it. I hope you make a lot of cute little books, it's really fun making them.
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