In today’s video I show you how to master The Blend. Whether you’re an advanced beginner or an intermediate polymer clayer, one of the skills that you are going to want to master is the gradient color blend.
This technique is commonly known as the Skinner Blend because of Judith Skinner’s innovative approach of using triangle shapes of polymer clay to speed up the process of making these color blends. I later developed an even easier and faster method called the Teardrop Blend, which uses hand rolled teardrops shapes of clay instead of the flat triangles. The end result is the same… beautiful gradient sheets of polymer clay that smoothly transition from one color to the next.
Gradient blends are a polymer clay artist’s way to shift colors. We use them for shading in canes… to create depth and interest in backgrounds… and to make polymer clay pieces more beautiful.
There are a few tricks that need to be mastered though. In this video I will show you how you need to “stay in your lane” with your colors… how to avoid bubbles… and how to blur blends that are too stripy. You’ll learn a lot of cool things about making a good Teardrop Blend/Skinner Blend color gradient!
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