This month's Beginner's Corner features the classic Skinner Blend!
Another classic technique used in polymer clay is the Skinner Blend. Named for its creator, Judith Skinner, this staple of polymer clay beautifully blends two or more colors together in a flawless gradient fashion.
To make a Skinner Blend, you will need the following items:
- Clay—two or more colors (amount will be determined by the size of blend you want)
- Clay Machine
5. Once your clay is arranged, gently press the seams together between each color to help create a bond that won't fall apart when you pick it up.
8. Roll your folded sheet through the clay machine again starting with the folded edge first to push out any air bubbles.
9. Continue this process until you've achieved the desired gradient blend between the colors.
You've now created a beautiful Skinner Blend!