Skip to Content

Polymer Clay Skinner Blend Tutorial


PolymerClay Skinner Blend
Originally uploaded by theartofmegan

Begin by rolling 2 equal sized pieces of clay out into almost equal lengths and widths on the largest setting of your polymer-clay-designated pasta roller.

Never use food-safe tools for working with polymer clay! If I'm using tools that could be mistaken for kitchen tools when I'm done working, I label them with either a permanent marker or electrical tape. I store all these items together in a location out of my kitchen. For baking clay in a standard household oven, I use two deep baking dishes with their openings stacked together. This keeps the great majority of any fumes that may come off my clay from residing in my oven, and possibly eventually my food.


PolymerClay Skinner Blend
Originally uploaded by theartofmegan

Stack clay lightly, without pressing down. Trim off edges , and cut diagonally. Remove trimmings and put to the side.


PolymerClay Skinner Blend
Originally uploaded by theartofmegan

Gently peel apart triangles and stack like colors. Reassemble the square, and press in slightly on the edges to connect the two colors at the diagonal. Compact all the way around the square to even up the edges.


PolymerClay Skinner Blend
Originally uploaded by theartofmegan

Run the doubled-up clay stack through the pasta roller on the largest setting.


PolymerClay Skinner Blend
Originally uploaded by theartofmegan

Run the folded piece through the pasta machine on its largest setting, fold down.


PolymerClay Skinner Blend
Originally uploaded by theartofmegan

Continue folding the piece the same way and running through the pasta roller on the largest setting. After a few passes, the colors will begin to blend together. The sheet of clay will also widen slightly with each pass.


PolymerClay Skinner Blend
Originally uploaded by theartofmegan

Your blend is complete when the colors transition smoothly from one side to the other. At this point you can pass the sheet of clay through each smaller setting of the pasta roller until you achieve your desired thickness or width.

Facebook Comments Box