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Tutorial Pearl Ex Patina by ValerianaSolaris Tutorial Pearl Ex Patina by ValerianaSolaris
I received a few questions regarding the techniques I use to finish my polymer clay pieces, mainly from dear :icondark-f0x: and :iconseed-of-january:, and these two inspired me to write my very first tutorial. I hope some of you might find it useful :-)

I am happy to anwer any questions that you still might have. I feel so inspired by this wonderful community and the people here, and I love to share and give back what I have learned so far.

A similar tutorial in German can be found on my blog.

As usual, I appreciate constructive criticism :-)
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing - thanks for sharing...just to be sure - after you bake it, you glaze it then you apply the patina, then glaze it again correct?
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:iconvalerianasolaris:
ValerianaSolaris Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, thatīs right! Thank you for your interest!
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:iconbagheera29680:
bagheera29680 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
I was so excited to see this, but I still have a question. When ever I try to use this stuff, I seem to be really heavy handed - it completely blots everything. I have a hard time making it look accent-y as opposed to solid colored, lol. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!
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:iconvalerianasolaris:
ValerianaSolaris Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think it is a matter of practise! Just use a very small brush and dip it in only lightly into the powder!
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:iconbagheera29680:
bagheera29680 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Thank you!
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Hello! I wanted to let you know that I cited your tutorial in the article Introduction to Polymer Clay written for Project Educate because I believe it's one of the best resources available in DA. Thank you so much for your generosity in making tutorials and inspiring others :heart:
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:iconvalerianasolaris:
ValerianaSolaris Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great, thank you for the appreciation!
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012   Artisan Crafter
No problem :)
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:iconkrazypinay:
Krazypinay Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for this tutorial!Ü
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:iconvalerianasolaris:
ValerianaSolaris Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You are welcome :-)
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:iconmxgirl199:
mxgirl199 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really helpful!! I'm going to try this sometime soon!
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:iconannnarexic:
AnnnaRexic Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
thank you thank you thank you thank you <3 i love your stuff and this is so great (:
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:iconpannax:
pannax Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009   Photographer
Hey! :)

May I ask you how you do a pattern on your clay? I mean, do you imprint something or what? :)
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:iconvalerianasolaris:
ValerianaSolaris Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:-) I use rubber stamps and interesting things in the household :-)
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:icondark0na:
DARK0NA Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! This tutorial is very useful for me!
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:iconvalerianasolaris:
ValerianaSolaris Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it :-) Thank you for the favs, too :-)
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:icondark0na:
DARK0NA Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
you are welcome! )
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:icontalyra:
talyra Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
Thankyou so much for sharing this. It's wonderful to see talented artisans being willing to share and help others learn. :hug:
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:iconvalerianasolaris:
ValerianaSolaris Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the nice compliment! I am glad you found the tutorial useful :-)
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:iconclaylettes:
Claylettes Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
great great!! this is surely a nice tutorial for every clay crafter/enthusiast out there :)
Thanks for the tutorial! :D
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:iconvalerianasolaris:
ValerianaSolaris Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I never thought people would like it so much!
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:iconcatgoyle:
Catgoyle Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
Planning to work on trying this out when I can. Thanks for the tutorial! :+favlove:
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:iconvalerianasolaris:
ValerianaSolaris Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Do that, it is so much fun :-) And thank you very much for the fav :-)
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:iconcatgoyle:
Catgoyle Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
(smiles) I will, and you're most welcome! The local Fred Meyers sells the colors by the each, rather than only in packs... (drools) I bought a pack, and was vexed that it included pinks, which I'm not too likely to want to use... ever. Not a color I care for much, but use rarely when it's the uh, best choice? So glad that others can love that color freely. (smiles)
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:iconvalerianasolaris:
ValerianaSolaris Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I see :-) Then it is better indeed if you buy them individually. Me - I love pink :-)
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:iconcatgoyle:
Catgoyle Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
(chuckles) Yes, well I'm STILL glad that there are people to love pink in the world, even though I am not one of them.
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:iconpaperanddust:
PaperandDust Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
awesome!!!

might have to try it!! =) looks great!
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:iconvalerianasolaris:
ValerianaSolaris Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:-) Do that! I can picture one of your wild wolves in clay, it would look awesome :-)
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:iconmerenwens-art:
Merenwens-art Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009   Artisan Crafter
Vielen Dank für die Beschreibung. :D
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:iconvalerianasolaris:
ValerianaSolaris Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Bitte, gern geschehen :-)
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:iconkacihpfanatic:
KaciHPfanatic Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Student General Artist
this is great! i knew you had to use some sort of powder, but rly not sure which one, and how to glaze it. Nice :D
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:iconvalerianasolaris:
ValerianaSolaris Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:-) Didn´t I mention what I used in the descriptions? :-)

Glad you like it!
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:iconkacihpfanatic:
KaciHPfanatic Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Student General Artist
XD oh yea you did ^^; :D
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:iconvalerianasolaris:
ValerianaSolaris Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, I thought so :-)
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:iconthornwindfairy:
ThornwindFairy Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Very interesting and helpful tutorial, Valeriana!
It seems that you really love what you do... :aww:
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:iconvalerianasolaris:
ValerianaSolaris Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, very very true. Creating with Fimo really gives me a deep pleasure and a lot of fun!

I am happy you liked the tutorial :-)
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:iconsavageworlds:
savageworlds Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Wonderful tutorial, Valeriana! Great photos and instructions.=) Thanks so much for sharing!

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"When one has finished building one's house, one suddenly realizes that in the process one has learned something that one really needed to know in the worst way ... before one began."
-(Friedrich Nietzsche)
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:iconvalerianasolaris:
ValerianaSolaris Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, Tom :-)
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:iconsavageworlds:
savageworlds Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
My pleasure!=D
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:iconelkstarranchartwork:
ElkStarRanchArtwork Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
great how-to! thanks for sharing!
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:iconvalerianasolaris:
ValerianaSolaris Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I am happy you like it :-)
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:icondark-f0x:
DaRk-f0x Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow nice!! :D :dance: This is just awesome! In depth and with pics, it's just what I'd been looking for :aww:

:hug: Thank you :thanks:
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:iconvalerianasolaris:
ValerianaSolaris Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:-) Glad you like it!
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:icondark-f0x:
DaRk-f0x Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:icondiarment:
Diarment Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
A great tutorial for a masterpiece.
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:iconvalerianasolaris:
ValerianaSolaris Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, Diarment :-)
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:icondiarment:
Diarment Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
Your welcome!
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:iconseed-of-january:
seed-of-january Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:w00t: danke für die nette erwähnung :D
das ist ein richtig gutes und verständliches tut geworden, klasse :clap:
jetzt muß ich mir nur noch pearl-ex besorgen ;P
schon ein wahnsinns-unterschied was die acrylfarbe bewirkt, das herz bekommt gleich noch viel mehr tiefe und die stempel und strukturen kommen richtig toll zur geltung
man denk gar nicht, dass das herz ursprünglich nur aus einer farbe gefertigt wurde :wow:
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:iconvalerianasolaris:
ValerianaSolaris Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Bitte, gerne, und vielen Dank :-)

Ja, es macht wirklich einen Riesenunterschied mit der Acrylfarbe. Wobei ich mich ungefähr bei jedem einzelnen Teil frage, ob ich es nun patinieren soll oder nicht :-)

Bei allen Steampunk-Sachen habe ich übrigens mehrere Farben benutzt :-)
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:iconseed-of-january:
seed-of-january Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
meinst du mehrere Acrylfarben oder pearl-ex?
tja wenn die acrylfarbe einmal drauf ist bekommt man sie ja nicht mehr ganz runter,oder? hast du eigentlich schon mal metallic acrylfarben ausprobiert, macht das überhaupt sinn (als ersatz für die pearl-ex )
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