How to make a mandala using Polymer Clay

In an earlier post I showed you how to use Polymer Clay to create a Mandala.  We all know there is often more than one way of doing something.  In this post I will show how to make a mandala using polymer clay and a new technique.

Supplies Needed

1.  Sculpey Silicone Mold
2.  Pasta Machine
3.  Acrylic Roller
4.  Polymer Clay (your color of choice)
5.  Cutting Blade
(supplies not pictured)
1.  Cling Wrap
2.  Round cutter

 

Let’s Get Started

In this tutorial I’ll be using purple and lavender Sculpey polymer clay.  
I rolled both pieces out with my pasta machine.  The darker of the two I rolled out on the third setting and the lighter is rolled using the thickest (number 1) setting.

I placed the purple clay onto the Sculpey mold and used the roller to begin pressing the clay into the mold.  Placing cling wrap over the clay prevents it from sticking to the acrylic roller.  Then I just used my fingers to press the clay into the mold.  

Using the cutting blade I shave the excess clay off of the mold.  I place it over a water bottle but this didn’t necessarily make this process any easier.  I had a little trial and error doing this.  Not using the water bottle was easier for me.

Placed the lavender clay over the mold.  Again I am using the cling wrap to avoid the clay from sticking to the roller.  

This is the best part!  I then removed the clay from the mold very carefully.

I love how much little time it takes to get such fantastic results.

Using the round cutter I place it over the mandala and make the cut.

There it is!  A beautiful Mandala!  

2 thoughts on “How to make a mandala using Polymer Clay”

  1. Wow! This is beautiful! The process looks simple, but I think it would take me a while before I would get the shapes right, since I sometimes can be a little clumsy 😉 . How long did it take you to make this? These will be great for the house and also as gifts! 🙂

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    • Hello and thank you so much for visiting my site. The process of creating it takes maybe 30 minutes.
      It has to bake for about 45 minutes. Adding the findings another 5-10 minutes or so. That being said,
      the whole process takes approximately no more than 1.5 hours. Not bad!

      Thank you again,
      Teresa

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