How to Make your Own Tarot Runes

Major Arcana Runes Tutorial

How to make your own Runes

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make your own Runes based on the Major Arcana cards in the Tarot. Learn the Major Arcana Tarot Cards Meanings Here.

You will need: 

Polymer clay.

Household items (you will have to be creative) that you can bend and shape to carve the symbols onto the polymer clay.

Acrylic Paint.

Major Arcana Rune Template (found here).


Cut the clay into little balls and flatten them slightly. Polymer clay is hard clay and it is a lot easier to carve the symbols when the clay is hard so do NOT use a clay press to soften the clay. Carve the symbols found on the template, then cook the runes in the oven. Follow the instructions set by the manufacturer of the polymer clay. When the runes are finished cooking the clay will be very hard (like rocks). Paint the runes with black paint, then use a foam brush and stamp a golden colored pain on top. Make sure the black paint remains untainted inside the carved areas. See image.


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