Hi DIY Makers!
This post is to walk you through step-by-step how to create your own chic marbled polymer clay coasters!
There are so many INSANE and COOL things you can do with polymer clay. I love the vast amount of colors you can choose from, and the quality of the hues are on point! I use polymer clay with my jewelry, and fun dishes. This time I made coasters, and I really like how they turned out. I really think they would be good for a handmade, inexpensive gift as well.
Below are the materials you will need:
- 5 colors of Fimo Polymer Clay (I get my clay from Michaels)
- cutting tool (I use a clay fettling knife, but a kitchen knife will do just fine)
- cup or roller
- Krylon metallic gold spray paint- Amazon
Step 1: On a clean surface, break off or cut off six different colors of polymer clay. I personally feel that there is no wrong combo of colors.
Step 2: Play with the clay before rolling, even if you are using a brand new package. Breaking it apart and putting it together gets it more malleable. If you do not take the time to do this, at some point the clay will break apart. Create coils by using the palm of your hand, while moving from one end to the other to keep it even. *avoid working on paper for all steps for it will stick.
Step 3: Stack together all of the coils. Try to place colors that you would like to see next to each other. Slightly compress so that air gets out.
Step 4: Twist this bigger coil that you have just created.
Step 5: Roll this out so that it is twice as long.
Step 6: Grab the middle and twist the two ends together working your way up the middle. Slightly compress to ensure that air gets out.
Step 7: Roll up into a ball and roll it into a somewhat smooth ball.
Step 8: Flatten the ball with the palm of your hand. Use a roller or cup to flatten out the ball. Move around your clay/ flipping and rolling because if you roll in one spot, it will begin to stick on surface.
Step 9: For each coaster, try to roll into the same thickness that is level all throughout. Flip cup over and cut around the edge with your cutting material.
Step 10: Smooth edges for any cracks or impression from lip of cup.
Step 11: Preheat oven to 250. Some place polymer clay on baking trays. I just lay down foil on the racks and placed them directly on the foil. Bake for 20 mins.
Step 12: Let cool. I use metallic gold spray paint to get the gold gilded look. I think it is the cheapest, quickest option. I spay some on paper and just paint it on with a paintbrush. I paint some on the top and bottom as well that is going over the edge. Let dry et voilà!
Thanks for reading!