Crackle Art Beads



Step-Out Photograph Plus Video Tutorial PDF

Creating art beads has been a passion of mine for a very long time and I’ve spent hours exploring shapes, colour combinations and product combinations.  Adding mixed media elements to polymer clay can create some exciting results and these beads are no exception. The crackle is the hero in many of these beads and can be as subtle or as intense as you like…the choice is yours.

Because I’m working with a range of surface treatments, I highly recommend sealing these beads on completion.  My sealer of choice, in this case, is Kato Liquid Clay.  I find the high gloss of the liquid clay really brings out the shimmer in the specialty flakes and powders.  I also highly recommend using an industrial type heat gun to cure the Kato Liquid Clay coating.

What’s Included in Your Crackle Bead Tutorial

Note:  this tutorial contains step out images with a video component showing the colouring process.

Comprehensive tools and materials list (note I’m using Kato Repel Gel, Lumiere Lusters from JetAge Studio and alcohol inks).

Information on Kato Repel Gel.

Information on Lumiere Lusters (specialty flakes and powders used in the tutorial).

Information on Curing Kato Liquid Clay with a heat gun.

Instructions on how to create the following:

  • Round white beads with a scrap clay core
  • Disc Beads
  • Scarab Beads
  • Pod Beads
  • Organic Donuts
  • Black and White Coin Beads

This tutorial also covers:

  • Step Out Images on Pre-colouring and Repel Gel Application
  • Video Containing Main Colouring Application
  • Step Out Images on Finishing the Pieces Post Curing

After purchase you will receive an email from my website containing your pdf attachment.  The pdf contains your step-out tutorial and instructions.  Save this pdf file in a safe location on your computer so you can easily find it and gain access at any time.

Huge thanks to my awesome editor and tutorial tester Deb Myers ♥♥

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