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Mica Shift an Awesome Polymer Clay Technique by Talty Mica Shift an Awesome Polymer Clay Technique by Talty
Version en Espaņol: [link]
Video version made by =moofestgirl [link]
Written version with more explanation and bigger photos: [link]

My other polymer clay tutorials:

:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Plate Tutorial
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Bowl Tutorial
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Waffles Tutorial
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Cakes Tutorial
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Cinnamon Roll Tutorial
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Chocolate Chip Cookies Tutorial
:bulletpurple: Sugar Scrub for the Polymer Clay Artist Tutorial
:bulletpurple: Mica Shift an Awesome Polymer Clay Technique
:bulletpurple: FTF: Chocolate Shavings Mini-Tutorial
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Faux Opal Tutorial (Buyable)
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Waffles Tutorial (VIDEO)
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Flowers Tip (VIDEO)
:bulletpurple: Polymer Clay Cake Texture Tutorial (VIDEO)
:bulletpurple: The Perfect Frosting Tutorial (VIDEO)

See all my Artisan Craft tutorials here: [link]

Terms for using my tutorials

When using my tutorials or techniques explained in my tutorials all I need is that you say or write "Inspired by Talty" somewhere on the description, that's all I'm asking for. A link back to my gallery or tutorial is appreciated, but not necessary. You can make anything in my tutorials for personal or commercial purposes (yes, that means you can sell what you make) but you can't claim these techniques as your own. No redistribution, reposting or repacking of my tutorials, images, text or any part of them is allowed. They can't be translated to other languages without my permission (ask me about it). FREE TUTORIAL, NEVER TRY TO SELL IT.

The lace/floral background I used was made by ~redheadstock/Obsidian Down. [link]

I love this. I really do. So I wanted to share :D I think this is an awesome technique, so if you try it please let me know how it went! If you have problems or questions please feel free to ask me :D


- All shiny polymer clays have mica. You can use any clay that looks shiny, but some will show better than others. Just make sure it's shiny, as in fine specks of shine, not glitter.

Examples of my work using the mica shift technique:

Awesome stuff people have made using this tutorial:
- [link] by ~redpandacat
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Thyme-Sprite Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Thank you for this wonderful tutorial!

It really helped me with my own try at mica shift.
HideTheDecay Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm just curious about the practicalness of this. It's really an amazing technique, but if you can have the texture there too, why get rid of it? Why sand it down smooth? 
Human-pon3 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
First question: How does this even work? Follow-up question: What is mica and what does the aligning do?

This is an awesome tut, I plan on doing this! I have a package of Sculpey III silver, will that work?
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Talty Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013   Artisan Crafter
It really is:D
Moony-The-Dragon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Can you paint it?
Talty Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Yes you can, use water based paints :)
Torazola Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Errmahgerrd, your work is amazing! 8D
Talty Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :D
Sue4Grins Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Beautiful...can't wait to try it!
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