Faux Glass Tutorial

5.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(19 customer reviews)

$20.00 USD

Translucent polymer clay is used to create Faux Roman Glass, Faux Czech Glass Beads, Faux Sea Glass, Faux Carnival Glass style beads, and a striking iridescent hollow dome pendant project that I call the Aurora Dome Pendant. Learn how to create colors that mimic real glass. You'll learn how to shape and form the clay to give very convincing faux glass effects.

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This is an intermediate level tutorial, but it’s only the faux Roman glass that warrants it. All skill levels will find enjoyment here. If you’re new to polymer clay, I recommend adding the Getting Up to Speed Informational primer to your order.

The Faux Glass Effects Tutorial is 73 pages long and contains 121 full color, high quality, clear photographs.

Supplies Note: You’ll get the best results with Pardo Translucent Art Clay for the Roman glass, sea glass, and Czech glass (though Premo will work it’ll just be more opaque). But you need to use another brand to make the carnival glass and Aurora Domes. (Note: Pardo translucent suppliers around the world are listed in the tutorial.)

What to Expect

After purchase, you’ll get an email with a link to download your tutorial(s). It will be a nicely formatted pdf document that’s easily viewed on your computer, laptop, phone, or other device. My tutorials are very comprehensive, well organized, professionally laid out, and remarkably easy to follow. They include a table of contents, lots of tips and tricks, and include a resources section for where you can find supplies. Your purchase includes full customer support by email by which I’m available to help you enjoy your tutorial to the fullest.

Please note, this is a non-refundable item.

Text and images in this tutorial are Copyright © 2013-2015 by Ginger Davis Allman, of The Blue Bottle Tree, all rights reserved. That means you can’t share this tutorial, teach or give it to friends, post the file or contents online, or sell it, etc. However, your creations are always yours to sell, share, and enjoy as you desire. I always appreciate credit and a shout-out whenever possible. Thank you!

19 reviews for Faux Glass Tutorial

  1. Like all of the tutorials from The Blue Bottle Tree, this one couldn’t be easier to follow. I’m still exploring the possibilities in these fabulous faux glass techniques. The method encourages experimentation so you can either make something exactly like the photos, or take it in your own direction. Either way is fun.

  2. Thi is a wonderful tutorial! Tons of photos and so much in-depth instruction that you would be very hard-pressed to mess it up. Well-worth every cent and a must-have for any serious clay artist.

  3. I totally love this! Ginger’s tutorials are all so well written and full of great hints and tips. I am still playing with all the glass effects. There is so much you can do with the information offered…the way it is written encourages me to take it in my own direction to make my own styles and not just to copy.

  4. Ginger rocks her tutorials. Clear, well-written, great photos. She answers questions before you have a chance to ask them! I highly recommend anything and everything on Ginger’s site.

  5. I really appreciated Ginger’s tutorial as it has so many pictures and explains everything so thoroughly. I would recommend her tutorials to anyone!

  6. Ginger’s tutorials are intelligently written with a well thought layout including simple, clear and concise instructions with a plethora of beautiful photographs. Whether you’re a novice or a professional polymer clay artist you’re sure to find that learning her incredible techniques is a very enjoyable experience.

    Thanks Ginger!

  7. Excellently written tutorial as usual!
    This one has so many different techniques in it too so very good value.

  8. Love, love, love her tutorials. Packed with way more information than I had expected, great instructions and inspiration.

  9. This is an great tutorial! Well laid out with loads of details, pictures and information. Ginger takes a lot of effort to make the effects as realistic as possible. One of the best tutorials I’ve seen. She’s also super helpful and patient with any questions or clarifications. I cannot recommend this enough!

  10. This is a very well written tutorial. It is clear and very detailed with great photos. I highly recommend it.

  11. I loved this tutorial. It was easy to follow and a great deal of fun – and it worked – it did what it said on the tin! I was a bit anxious about curing the clay, an email to Ginger produced a quick answer and I carried on without fear. Thank you Ginger

  12. I haven’t had a chance to try any of these yet, but reading through the book, it all looks very well laid out and explained, with the information to make it possible to take the techniques and run with them, to make them our own. Thanks, Ginger!

  13. Great tutorial! Clear and concise directions. Beautiful step by step photos. Innovative techniques. I haven’t been able to try this technique yet, but I am excited to. The examples are wonderful. Ginger has accurately captured the nuances of ancient glass. The additional glass techniques are a fantastic bonus. Highly recommend her tutorials.

  14. Your tutorial is wonderful! I made some roman glass today and it looks absolutely fabulous. I slightly burned the first batch but thought the amber appearance on the “glass” was so beautiful that i intentionally burned the 2nd batch, too. :). My husband has a very critical eye and he loved them. I cant wait to incorporate them into a beautiful piece of jewelry.

  15. 5 out of 5

    This is the first tutorial I purchased from Ginger and found it to be well-organized, wonderful photos with loads of great information that I can apply to many, many projects. I tried the faux beach glass and strung a bracelet. One of my friends thought it was real glass. Thank you Ginger for the excellent instructions.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Love Ginger’s tutes. They are easy to follow, well written. Takes all the stress out of learning new techniques. Faux beach glass is a WINNER.Love, ,love the Faux Glass Effects!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Fantastic tutorial full of multiple faux glass techniques. I highly recommend it!

  18. 5 out of 5

    I cannot say enough about Ginger’s tutorials, they are professional, clearly written and the photos are just like being there, she even shows you what a mistake looks like so you know what not to do. If that weren’t enough she is always there to answer questions, offer advice or just give support, she really does want you to succeed. I was hesitant at first to try a tutorial, but now that I have I am slowly adding them all to my library. The price is amazing, that knowledge is there and the will to help you succeed phenomenal. So what are you waiting for dive into these tutorials and see your clay experience improve dramatically.

  19. 5 out of 5

    This tutorial is great. It’s clear written and push my creativity. Even i didn’t speak english very well.

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