Faux Glass Tutorial

(33 customer reviews)

USD $22.00

Yes, you can create convincing glass effects with polymer clay, and this tutorial shows you how to create five different types of faux glass. You’ll learn how to make realistic faux versions of sea glass, Roman glass,  Czech glass beads, and carnival glass. Polymer is far lighter than glass, so it’s much better for making jewelry, and you can make it in the colors and quantities you need for your project. You always have the right beads on hand when you can make your own, right?

This tutorial will make you comfortable creating with translucent polymer clay. You’ll learn how to get the right color, how to bake it properly, and how to make it as clear as possible. Don’t miss this engaging, fun, and information-packed tutorial!

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The Faux Glass Effects Tutorial is 73 pages long and contains 121 full color, high quality, clear photographs. 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 Polymer Clay Essentials to your order.

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). (Note: Pardo translucent suppliers around the world are listed in the tutorial.)

What to Expect

After purchase, you’ll have instant access to the class framework. There you will find the following:

  • A link to download the PDF tutorial.
  • Materials listing
  • The entire course/class/tutorial in online course format
  • Resources (including worldwide suppliers)
  • An example gallery
  • A forum where you can upload your photo (and see what others have created)
  • A questions and discussion section.

The tutorial can be taken as an online course or as a professionally formatted PDF document that’s easily viewed on any device. My tutorials 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 to help you enjoy your tutorial to the fullest.

Text and images in this tutorial are Copyright © 2013-2021 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!

33 reviews for Faux Glass Tutorial

  1. Ann Menzies

    Easy to follow tutorial. Excellent results!

  2. Karen H. Calhoun

    Clear and excellent step by step tutorial. Easy to follow!

  3. Alejandra Hajduk

    Im so in love with translucent clay now! Thanks for such a detailed tutorial, its been very helpful. Im having a lot of fun!!!

  4. patsy

    Love this tutorial! It fits so well with my real glass work.
    The comparison of translucent clays is valuable….thank you for another amazing educational tool

  5. Marta

    Amazing, very well written tutorial. Thank you!

  6. Patricia Tedds

    You never need to question buying one of Ginger’s tutorials. They are always full of information, instructions and pictures. If this is what you want to learn Ginger will teach you.

  7. Jane Cox

    Thank you for another excellent tutorial, Ginger. This is well written, well researched and easy to follow. You make everything so clear and your tips are so useful too. I’ve had lots of compliments on my faux sea glass necklace so thank you.

  8. Ann

    A luscious presentation–beautiful photos and excellent instructions. It seems like a dream to be able to pull off these techniques so well.

  9. Maude McCarthy

    Thank you for your wonderfully clear and concise tutorials Ginger. You are such a source of information-I love how you test finishes etc and make my claylife so much easier. Your tutorial opened my mind to all sorts of possibilities-which I plan to explore throughout 2018. I cannot use enough superlatives-many many thanks!

  10. Stormwinds

    The techniques in this tutorial are very creative. It is well written and provides several examples as well as different project ideas. The instructions are clear and concise with obvious time and effort put into providing efficent learning and application so you can work with confidence. Thumbs up!

  11. Paula Boardman

    Great instructions and really attractive and interesting result. I’ve found lots of ways to adapt the process for designs. Lots of fun and a great addition to polymer clay techniques for creating a translucent look.

  12. Lynette Hall

    The tutorial was brilliant. So easy to follow and implement. Thanks for providing such a good product.

  13. Vivian Dicks

    If this doesn’t inspire you, I don’t know what would! So much information, so many techniques! You get more than your money’s worth for sure!

  14. Nicole Odenbrett

    I bought the Faux Glass Effects . This is my first tutorial from Ginger and I am so happy I bought it! She is detailed in both the methods and the reasons why those methods work and all my projects have been a success! I am addicted to making faux beach glass now and working on my 3rd “batch”!

  15. Corinna

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

  16. Jennifer Rose

    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.

  17. Jan Pini

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

  18. Patt Word

    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!

  19. Jo Roseborough

    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.

  20. Jo

    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.

  21. Janet Loomis

    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.

  22. Doreen

    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!

  23. Neena Shilvock

    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

  24. Janet

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

  25. Krithika

    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!

  26. Ellen Millar

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

  27. Carrie Harvey

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

  28. Jay Maxx

    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!

  29. Penny Vingoe

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

  30. Susan Stewart

    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.

  31. Carla

    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.

  32. Chris Crossland

    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.

  33. Tammy Adams

    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.

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