In today’s mini tutorial I’m going to show you how to do the Sutton Slice. This 3 dimensional polymer clay technique was developed around 20 years ago by polymer clay artist Pete Sutton.
The first time I saw it done, was around 10 years ago by well known polymer clay artist Lisa Pavelka. It is one of those techniques that is in-the-commons and is done and taught by many people in our niche.
The Sutton Slice is one of those techniques that is simple in theory, but can be tricky to do well. So I thought that I’d share with you my tips and tricks that will make it easier for you.
In the video, I show some examples of the Sutton Slice made into some medallions, used in some necklace designs.
I show you how different the technique looks, when you use a single color vs a Teardrop Blend (Skinner Blend).
I also discuss what kind of stamps and or texture sheets that are the best suited for this technique, as well as the type and softness of the clay that you are using.
The technique itself is demonstrated, and there are tons of tips and pointers to getting great results.
The stamps used in the video were supplied by Tonja Lenderman of Tonja’s Treasures. I have some other stamps and silkscreens from Tonja, that I will be demonstrating in a future video, so stay tuned for that.
Hopefully this video answers any questions or issues you may have had in doing the Sutton Slice Technique. You will need to practice this one a few times. I suggest that you try doing it in a single color on the same colored background, so that you can smush up and try again if you mess up.
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