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Polymer Clay Coated Pencils


That is an ‘archive’ tutorial – initially posted on the Guild’s web site a few years in the past by Sue Heaser – the unique founder and president of the BPCG.

Polymer Clay pencils are surprisingly straightforward to make and, like polyclay pens, may be embellished in numerous other ways. These pencils are made fully of polymer clay other than the pencil lead and may be sharpened like all unusual pencil.


  • Polymer clay within the color of your selection

  • Pencil lead for a clutch pencil – these can be found from artwork provide outlets. HB is an efficient selection for a basic use pencil. They normally are available in lengths of about 6 inches. They’re in regards to the thickness of an unusual picket pencil lead – 1/16 in approx. Propelling pencil leads are too effective.

Step 1

Type a ball of clay, about 1 inch diameter. Lay this in your work floor and pierce it with the pencil lead, straight down the centre, as if it was a big bead. You’ll need to watch out with the pencil lead as it can snap if dealt with too roughly. Decide up the ball and push the lead proper via it till it’s within the centre. Lay it on its aspect in your work floor and roll gently as proven in order that the ball turns into a cylinder and begins to increase in each instructions alongside the lead. If the clay works away from the lead, cease rolling and squeeze it again on firmly, then proceed.

Step 2

When the clay has prolonged all the way in which alongside the lead, roll it flippantly to be sure that the pencil is an excellent thickness. Make certain, additionally, that it’s not too thick to suit right into a pencil sharpener or you’ll have to sharpen it with a knife. You possibly can trim the ends if they’ve prolonged past the lead. Now pinch the clay into a degree on the sharp finish of the lead. it will make it simpler to sharpen later. Beautify the pencil in your chosen manner. The left hand pencil within the {photograph} is made utilizing Cernit Nature’s Colors and making use of rosebuds. The others are stamped, caned and marbled. Apply a disk of clay to the tip to cease the lead from pushing out when the pencil is sharpened.

Step 3

Bake the pencil for about half-hour or longer to make sure it’s as sturdy as doable. When it’s cool, grasp the pencil close to to the sharp finish and thoroughly sharpen it. It can flex barely greater than a picket pencil however you will discover the polymer clay sharpens simply and has the added attraction of being colored! Marbled pencils are much more enjoyable because the sharpened finish has pretty unpredictable swirls.

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