Hello and Welcome to my Blog ~ I love art of all kinds. Two of my favorites are polymer clay and paper art. I have shops on Etsy that feature both of my passions. I also love writing my blog and finding artists that have a passion for their craft and feature them. I hope your day is filled with sunshine, laughter and loads of creativity.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Faux Polymer Clay Leather, Wood, Pebbles, Cloth and Cobblestones

I find it truly fascinating how you can turn polymer clay into wood, leather, cobblestones, cloth or even pebbles as these wonderful artisans did.

Angela Mabray


Faux Leather

Coaster is 4" in diameter and uses the faux leather technique from Polymer Clay Web.

Stamp is Manuscript Background by Hero Arts.

See Angela's blog for instructions on making a rubber stamped polymer clay coaster

Faux Wood


Angela made this pincushion by covering a recycled tin can base with polymer clay. The faux zebrawood was inspired by Carol Blackburn's wood lesson. The matching button was created using a button mold made from Amazing Mold Putty. She used cross stitch fabric for the cushion portion.

See her blog post for project instructions: blog.craftygoat.com/2008/05/polymer_clay_pincushion.html


Faux Pebbles

by Tina Holden
Polymer Cla
y Bytes

Tina said she could think of a longer name for her West Coast inspired Pebbles, but Polymer Clay in the title is a long word in it self.

She prefers creating pebbles with a range of colour like the ones she finds on the beaches where she lives.

This bracelet is for sale in her ArtFire shop.


Polymer Clay Faux Fabric Brooch

By: Betty Jo Hendershott
Knightwork Studio

Betty Jo is a retired antique dealer.

She and her daughter, Heather have their shop on Etsy where they sell their beautifully unique jewelry.

All Heathers designs are original and each piece is one of a kind. She creates delightful Broken China Jewelry from damaged china pieces, bold Art De

co jewelry from vintage Bakelite buckles & buttons and beautiful dichroic glass jewelry.

Betty Jo's interests have always been knitting, crocheting and other forms of needlework. Then about 3 years ago she discovered polymer clay. Now both Heather and Betty Jo are hand crafting pieces from Polymer Clay. This is an exciting medium with endless possibilities.


Using texture sheets, Betty Jo made this mixed media brooch. She mixed Kato blue and silver polymer clay to get the pretty blue color, stamped it, gathered it up and decorated it with small silver and lapis beads around a rhinestone component from a vintage earring.


Trina Prenzi
Trina's Clay Creations

Trina is my daughter who has been working with polymer clay for many years. Photography is one of her favorite hobbies but creating with clay is her passion! She enjoys making fun and whimsical pieces - each created with a lot of love, and attention to detail. She lives in Michigan, works part-time in a law office and feels fortunate to be able to spend time in her studio, sculpting and creating with clay.

Faux Wood Fairy Door with Faux Cobblestones

Visit her shop at: trinasclaycreations

Fairy Door
Fairy Door Fairy Door
A sweet Fairy Door with roses, vines and cobblestone steps. A little portal into the world of make believe, where anything is possible and everything is sprinkled with sunshine and fairy dust!


Last of all, here is my faux turtle. (LOL)

Tiny Turtle by Sandy Prenzi

Visit my Etsy shop at: Sandy's Creations by mstp on Etsy


Trina (Trina's Clay Creations) said...

Hi Mom!! :) I was enjoying your post, amazed at the wonderful Faux Pebbles, the awesome and beautiful Faux Leather, Faux Fabric and the Faux Wood created by all of these talented polymer clay artists you featured here today...

And then, as I was scrolling down, I saw my very own work!! Such a nice surprise!! Thank you so much for including my Fairy Door here today, I'm honored!! :)

Those beach pebbles look so real! And I'm loving your Tiny "Faux" Turtle! ~Trina

Melobeau said...

Thanks for sharing the lovely and innovative "fauxs" and I love the little faux turtle!