I had played with Fimo clay when it first came out and even took a cane class so I figured I could remember some of the techniques and google what I did not know.
I pulled out my pasta machine and some clay tools and went to work. My first attempts at marbling were a disaster. My clay turned a muddy grey color ..I guess I was overzealous with the pasta machine....opps! I decided to work with it anyway and textured it and I could add paint later if I still didn't like.
I also made a lumpy rainbow cane, a super bright colored flower cane, and some bird and hedgehog beads.
I was delighted that it took such a short time to bake and that I could sand and paint them right away, which totally feeds my instant gratification part of me.
I have to say I love the results and the ugly grey beads are my favorite ones! I even made a new section in my store for them here Polymer Clay.
These are the beads I made with the ugly grey clay disaster. I used Vintaj Patina on them and I love them!
This is what I made from the "Lumpy Rainbow Cane" I love these too.
Some sweet little birds I made and then painted.
I think I will continue to experiment with this fun medium. There is so much to learn and try.