How to Sand Polymer Clay Sanding polymer clay is essential to producing a clear, smooth finish and a beautiful final product. If you’re interested in working with clay, are a craft hobbyist or enjoy making clay products, consider the best ways to sand and polish polymer clay. From the popular wet and dry sandpaper method to polishing… Continue reading How to Sand Polymer Clay
Air bubbles in polymer clay are a common occurrence before and after the baking process. Many methods, such as sharp tools, machines like pasta rollers or effective conditioning, can prevent possible air bubbles. However you choose to get rid of air bubbles, explore all your options before investing in a new machine or extra tools.… Continue reading How to Get Air Bubbles out of Polymer Clay
Marbling clay is surprisingly simple and yields stunning results. Whether replicating natural stone or creating an all-new combination of neon colors, marbling gives your projects a dynamic appearance with subtle gradients and organic twists and turns. You can use marbled clay in many ways, from fashion-forward jewelry to delightful home decor. Let’s take a look… Continue reading How to Marble Polymer Clay: Tips and Project Ideas
How to Smooth Polymer Clay Polymer clay is forgiving, but fingerprints, bumps, smudges and hairs have a sneaky way of embedding themselves on the surface of your piece. Many clayers and crafters have a toolkit of techniques for smoothing oven-bake clay and keeping pesky imperfections at bay. Most of these strategies are pretty easy and… Continue reading How to Smooth Polymer Clay
Whether you’re looking to decorate your home, craft a stunning pair of earrings or add creative accents to your scrapbook, polymer clay provides the ultimate way to unlock your artistic side. In addition to its range of uses, polymer clay is soft, flexible, fun and easy to use. You might have questions about this one-of-a-kind… Continue reading What Is Polymer Clay and How Is It Used?
Techniques for Making Polymer Clay Jewelry Sculpey® Kits for making jewelry have everything you need to create beautiful pieces. For some, making polymer clay jewelry may be preferred over other claying techniques. On the other hand, you may be completely new to the art of jewelry making and want to know more about how to work… Continue reading Using Sculpey kits to Make Clay Jewelry
Hide Flaws in Polymer Clay With Sculpey Tools™ Texture Sheets Sometimes, flaws can crop up on your polymer clay creations, often seemingly out of nowhere. These imperfections can show up in the forms of small air bubbles, often called “The Bumpies,” or fingernail dings and fingerprints. By applying a uniform texture to the surface of your… Continue reading Hide Flaws in Polymer Clay With Sculpey Tools™ Texture Sheets
Choosing Silkscreen Designs for Polymer Clay Silkscreen stencils are an excellent way to add design elements to raw polymer clay with chalk, paint and mica powders. You can then make a myriad of designs — everything from complex rolled and shaped forms to simple flat pendants — from the unbaked clay. Polymer crafters can even… Continue reading Choosing Silkscreen Designs for Polymer Clay
Benefits of Having Polymer Clay Tools Claying is a fun and accessible hobby for crafters of all ages. Many household items can double as your crafting tools. However, having specialized clay tools lets you enjoy claying to the fullest. They’re a good investment to make if you expect to craft frequently. Your clay tools will help you:… Continue reading Different Types of Polymer Clay Tools and How to Use Them
Deluxe Handprint Keepsake Kits: Tips for Working With Polymer Clay There’s nothing quite as precious as a newborn baby — they really do grow so fast! Sculpey® is thrilled to offer Keepsake Oven Bake Clay Kits to help parents remember how small their infants were when they entered the world. Clay products only require infants… Continue reading Tips for Working with Deluxe Handprint Keepsake Kits
What Is the Difference Between Modeling Clay and Polymer Clay? One of the Sculpey® lines of modeling clays, Sculpey Non-Dry™ has many characteristics that set it apart from other types of clay. Both modeling clay and polymer clay have their uses in arts and crafts, but the way they perform differs significantly. Drying Characteristics Sculpey non… Continue reading What Is the Difference Between Modeling Clay and Polymer Clay?
What Are Polymer Clay Multipacks? Loved by crafters, polymer clay is a type of modeling clay made from a synthetic plastic polymer. Composed of resins, polymers, coloring agents, and other fillers, polymer clay is a versatile material that retains its size and beautiful coloring even after the baking process. Sculpey® polymer clays come in a… Continue reading What Are Polymer Clay Multipacks?
Different Types of Super Sculpey® Super Sculpey® is loved by both crafters and doll makers and comes in three different types. There are differences in the types of Super Sculpey® so it is important to understand the differences before choosing which type you want to use for your project. Read on to find out the… Continue reading Different Types of Super Sculpey®
Benefits of Original Sculpey® Original Sculpey® is pliable and inexpensive, making it a popular choice for both experienced and beginner crafters. It is smooth, non-sticky, non-staining, non-toxic and resistant to shrinking. After baking, Original Sculpey® polymer clay will become permanently hard, standing up to chipping, cracking and crumbling. What to Make With Original Sculpey® Clay So… Continue reading What to Make With Original Sculpey® Clay
Why Sculpey® Bake Shop Is Ideal for Kids Whether you’re a teacher inspiring the classroom or a parent introducing your children to a new hobby, Sculpey® Bake Shop is the perfect clay for kids. This clay will bring the whole family together — it’s an excellent way to enjoy a family experience and create fun… Continue reading Sculpey® Bake Shop for Kids
Features of Soufflé™ Clay Sculpey® Soufflé™ is versatile and can be used for a large variety of projects. Some key features of this clay include that it is: Lightweight Flexible Extremely strong Hold shapes easily Has a suede-like finish Learn more about how to work with Sculpey® Soufflé™ by reading on. How to Work With… Continue reading Working with Sculpey® Soufflé™
Why Choose Sculpey Premo™? Curious about all the hype surrounding Sculpey Premo™? There’s a reason it’s known as the best! Sculpey Premo™ polymer clay retains its softness and flexibility, which means that the finished product will remain durable. Sculpey Premo™ is the go-to choice for jewelry-making techniques like mokume gane and caning thanks to its ability to hold details… Continue reading Creating with Sculpey Premo™
Sculpey® III for Beginners and Kids Sculpey® III is perfect for first-time crafters and kids due to its soft, easy-to-use texture. This oven-bake clay: – Will stay soft until baked in your home oven. – Can be stored and reused — will not dry out! – Is easy to clean, bend and manipulate, making it… Continue reading Sculpey® III: Ideal for Beginners and Kids
Being a pet parent isn’t relegated to having a pooch or a kitty as your best friend. Many pet enthusiasts love their fish, snails and other aquarium creatures just as much as any other pet! You can give your swimmers some variety in their tanks in the form of decorations. This is where Sculpey® oven-bake… Continue reading Using Polymer Clay in Fish Tanks or Snow Globes
Many everyday products like milk, eggs and bread have a shelf life, which means they’re unusable after a certain amount of time has passed. If you’re a crafter, you probably have the same questions about your materials and how long they last, like polymer clay. In this guide, we’ll discuss the shelf life of this… Continue reading What To Know About Clay Expiration and How to Store Clay
Polymer Clay Techniques Based On Experience Level If you’ve ever looked at a polymer clay craft and wondered how they made it look marbled, sparkly or textured, you’ve come to the right place! Clayers use specific polymer clay techniques to add pizazz to jewelry and other crafts. Learn how to work with polymer clay to produce unique… Continue reading Polymer Clay Techniques Based On Experience Level
With so many polymer clay products to explore, you may notice one type that appears quite different because, unlike the rest, it comes in a bottle — liquid polymer clay. You can create tons of fun things with this fluid clay medium! The possibilities are endless with this unique claying resource, from earrings to window… Continue reading Beginner Tips for Working With Liquid Polymer Clay
Standard Pottery Techniques and Polymer Clay It’s easy to get excited about all the artistic possibilities at your fingertips after your first introduction to clay. However, it’s helpful to know the differences between two of the most popular types of clay — standard pottery clay and polymer clay. That way, you’ll be able to choose… Continue reading Standard Pottery Techniques and Polymer Clay
Uh-oh! You’ve just noticed that the polymer clay mini-sculpture you made last year is dusty. And that gorgeous Sculpey® oven-bake clay pendant? You’ve worn it so much that it’s gotten a bit dirty. Now, you’re wondering whether it’s possible to clean in-progress or finished polymer clay projects. You’ll be happy to hear that the answer… Continue reading How To Keep Your Polymer Clay Clean
Although polymer clay can last for years, it may lose some of its pliability and elasticity over time. The good news is that you can restore its original workable texture with a polymer clay softening agent like Sculpey® Oven-Bake Clay Softener or Clay Softener & Thinner. What Is a Sculpey® Clay Softener? Clay softeners are products specially designed… Continue reading Which Clays Can Be Used With Polymer Clay Softener?
While you can always choose one of the diverse polymer clay colors and finishes from Sculpey®, sometimes you need a custom color that can’t be purchased. The great news is that you can make countless colors by mixing our clays! A clay color palette will help you keep track of the exact colors you can make by… Continue reading How to Make a Clay Color Palette
Once you’ve finished detailing your polymer clay masterpiece, you’re ready to cure it in the oven for use! After all the time and creative energy you put into your work, the last thing you want to find is burnt clay or breakage after baking. How to bake polymer clay successfully is one of the top… Continue reading 6 Things to Avoid When Baking Polymer Clay
Crafters use countless methods when working with clay to add designs, patterns and visual interest to their projects. If you’re wondering what technique for clay detailing will work best for your project, we’re here to help! This guide highlights several of the most popular polymer clay techniques you can use to add pizzazz to your… Continue reading Types of Polymer Clay Techniques: What Works Best?
Clayers of all skill levers can create amazing figurines with Super Sculpey Living Doll™ polymer clay. However, it may be a little tough to know where to begin when it comes to starting this type of project. If you love the idea of shaping everything from life-like doll heads to fantastic creatures out of Super Sculpey… Continue reading Top Project Ideas for Living Doll Polymer Clay
Creating crafts with polymer clay is a fantastic way to express your creativity. When crafting, the surface you work on can heavily affect your ability to handle the clay. In this guide, we cover some of the best polymer clay work surfaces. What Is the Best Surface for Working With Clay? The work surface you… Continue reading Learn How To Use Polymer Clay