Geometric patterns: polymer clay ring
Simple, but beautiful geometric motifs have firmly established themselves in fashion trends of recent times, and symmetry is not always an indispensable condition. Rings that look natural, as if they were cut from solid wood, and at the same time decorated in a geometric spirit, will be an excellent decoration for any occasion.
In order to make such a ring, you will need:
- polymer clay white or any color neutral (any, in the photo - products from "Fimo");
- liquid quick-drying art paint (gilding, copper and brass - its most common colors);
- soft brushes of medium size;
- wooden or bamboo slender skewers;
- knife for polymer clay or ordinary paper knife.
1. Cut a small strip of clay, roll into a uniform sausage, and then with a knife and fingers form into an elongated parallelepiped, making all sides straight. It turns out such an elongated bar, as in the photo.Visually stick a strip on a finger or really try it on before you have processed its edges. The ring should sit quite freely.
2. Carefully connect the opposite edges of the strip, closing it into a ring. The fact that the smooth edges are a little melted at the same time is natural; you will fix it soon.
3. Take a knife and start cutting the pieces of clay. Hold the ring with your finger from the inside - you still need to make the inner side round, if you hold it with your hand now, it will be easier to achieve.
Trimming must be strictly straight. The first two of them should form straight and elongated "sides" of the product, leaving a narrower strip of clay. You will wear this ring on your finger, so that its side parts should be already, otherwise the neighboring fingers will experience discomfort, and you will not be able to strongly enough, for example, make a fist.
4. Now the workpiece has four distinct sides. Cut the front and the inner side, depriving them of several pieces of clay in random order - but the cutting lines should go at strict angles, without the slightest rounded lines. The only round part of the ring is internal.It is also made for wearing comfort in the future.
5. Now the ring looks like a wooden blanking with a knife. Bake it in the oven in accordance with the instructions on the packaging of clay. It is best to bake on skewers - so the product warms up evenly. Do not overdo the clay in the furnace, otherwise the ring will melt. Remember that no matter how little the product you bake, it is still necessary to air the room after that, and it is highly desirable to do this by opening the oven. Of course, modern polymer clay is safe, but it’s still not worth cooking right after baking an inorganic object in the oven - the smell can be easily noticeable.
6. Paint it with the color you want. First paint the exterior. After it dries, put the rings on the bamboo skewers (at least two at a time) and, rolling the product on them, paint the inside. Ensure that the paint is applied evenly.
If your clay does not need to bake, just paint it and leave to dry.
The ring is ready.
These rings look best in a set - when they are put on two or three at once on one hand (for example, two on one finger and one on the other).This makes it possible to experiment with the color scheme of the entire set, making, for example, a gradation of color from light to dark or painting each of the rings in gold, copper and brass, respectively.
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