Claire Wallis shows a simple but very effective method of creating a carved, backfilled and highlighted design on a polymer clay item. Step 1, step 2, step 3 and step 4 (above). Claire does hers on a bangle but would be just as effective on a pendant that’s been neatly cut out with a cutter.
If you’re not confident with your carving skills you can use a stamp and then just use a sharp blade to add extra depth or detail in some areas of the stamped design.
By Elaine Robitaille