There’s a bit of the magpie in each of us, I think. We love shiny, colorful, shimmery things. Inspired by the holographic images that I loved in the 80’s, I’ve created a polymer clay tutorial that shows you how to make colorful, shiny, fantastic things. The Holo Effect Tutorial will appeal to your inner child, your treasure collector, and the part of you that loves magic.
The Holo Effect is what I’m calling the shimmery, glowing, color shifting effect that I’ve featured in many of my polymer clay creations. It’s a bit like a faux dichroic glass, but very unlike the versions that you might have seen which use mica powders or metal leaf to create the effect. The Holo Effect changes color as you move the piece back and forth in the light. These pieces seem to glow from within and the effect is even more pronounced in low light.
What can you do with the Holo Effect? You can make jewelry that glows, focal beads that shine, pendants that stand out. You can use this technique for creating cabochons for beadwork or beadweaving. Because of the depth and dimension of the Holo Effect, you could make a deep-looking cover for an art journal. Or even a frosty white Christmas ornament with shiny blue Holo Effect insets.
You can make the Holo Effect in a mind-boggling array of colors. As you can see in the pictures here, you can make icy blue with purple undertones. Or bronze, orange and yellow. I’ve made delicate pink flower pendants, too.
The Holo Effect Tutorial explains the basic process of how to create the Holo Effect and then goes on to show you three more complete projects which feature a Holo Effect inset.
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