Using quality polymer clays such as Sculpey Premo™, Sculpey III®, Sculpey® Soufflé and Super Sculpey® gives your imagination a chance to soar. We engineer our quality polymer clay to be supple and soft until your project is finished and you’re ready to bake it in your home oven. Embrace your creativity to make jewelry, ornaments… Continue reading Wetting Polymer Clay
Air-dry clay is a durable material that’s easy to shape, making it an excellent choice for various projects, like making jewelry, sculptures and ornaments. Unlike other clays, air-dry cures without being heated, fired in a kiln or baked in an oven. As the name suggests, this type of clay only requires air to dry and… Continue reading How Long Does Air-Dry Clay Take to Dry?
Working with oven-bake clay is a fun and versatile activity for adults and kids alike! It comes in many different colors and consistencies for all of your project ideas. If you’re new to using oven-bake clay, you have so much to explore! From designing jewelry to making personalized gifts, you can let your imagination run wild.… Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Oven-Bake Clay
Essential oils come in countless fragrances. They run the gamut from fresh scents like lemon and cinnamon to earthy aromas like sandalwood and patchouli. Is it any wonder that so many homes have at least one essential oil diffuser? As a clayer, you can experiment with essential oils in your crafts made of polymer clay.… Continue reading Polymer Clay and Essential Oils
It’s impossible to mistake the unique look of lava rock with its pitted surface. However, you don’t have to order actual lava rock to create jewelry and other projects. Instead of investing in real lava rock, you can create fake lava rock using polymer clay. DIY polymer lava rock holds up well, can be any… Continue reading How to Make Fake Lava Rock With Your Polymer Clay
Making your own polymer clay switch plates is a unique way to add personality and charm to your home. You can replace your plain switch plate and outlet covers with a custom clay version that matches the color scheme and style of the room. Polymer clay comes in a wide range of different colors to… Continue reading How to Make Switch Plate Covers With Polymer Clay
Table of Contents: What is Sculpting clay? Which Type of Clay Is Easiest to Use at Home? What Tools Do You Need? How to Set up Your Workspace How to Sculpt Clay: Easy Tips for Beginners Sculpting Faces with Polymer clay Start Sculpting in Clay Using Tips and Tools From Sculpey® Do you want to… Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Sculpting in Clay
Personalized keychains let you express your unique style. Whether you are making a keychain for yourself, a friend or a loved one, your creativity will shine through with our polymer clay keychain craft. Use our directions to create a polymer clay keychain. How to Make Keychains To make keychains, you will need: A rolling pin.… Continue reading How to Create a Polymer Clay Keychain
Did you know you can make coins out of polymer clay? Whether you want to flesh out a fun fantasy world or make a lifelike coin replica, our tips for creating polymer clay coins can help. How to Create Clay Coins To make polymer clay coins, you will need: A toothpick or another clay piercing… Continue reading How to Create Polymer Clay Coins
Oven-bake polymer clay is a fantastic way to create with your hands and express your imagination. Whether you’re a beginner hobbyist or a professional artist, you put valuable time and creative energy into your polymer clay masterpieces. But how can you be sure the finished product doesn’t end up underbaked or scorched when it comes… Continue reading Which Type of Oven Thermometer Is Best When Baking Polymer Clay?
Mica powder has recently become a popular and trendy element essential to adding pizzazz to sculpture and art pieces. While mica powder has been around for quite some time, it has seen an increase in popularity with the rise of DIY home crafts. What Is Mica Powder and How Can You Use It? Mica powder… Continue reading Should You Apply Mica Powder Before or After Baking?
Sculpey®’s vast selection of polymer clay products comes in an array of beautiful colors. But what if you want to experiment with different color combinations, create unique effects such as swirls and textures or even just make something unique? That’s where using blending chalk pastels can come in handy for your next polymer clay project. What Are… Continue reading How to Use Blending Chalks on Polymer Clay
Gemstones are beautiful additions to jewelry, but they can be pricey. One way to create the same look without using real gems is to craft faux gemstones out of polymer clay. With the versatility of polymer clay, you can make various unique gemstones for all your jewelry needs. We’ve compiled a list of the most… Continue reading How to Make Your Polymer Clay Look Like Gems
Crafting with your polymer clay designs is a fun way to express your creativity. You can use polymer clay to make jewelry, holiday ornaments and a variety of other creations. Whether you prefer intricate designs or keeping things simple, the way you finish your design makes all the difference. Why You Should Finish Your Polymer Clay… Continue reading The Importance of Finishing Polymer Clay Designs
Working with clay is an enjoyable activity — but eventually, your tools will become pretty messy. You might find that your polymer clay tools start to get a little sticky and covered in gunk after some claying sessions. This clay residue can build up, making your tools feel a little gross and look dingy. You may have… Continue reading How to Clean Your Clay Tools
7 tips for creating earrings from Sculpey clay! How to make polymer clay earrings? Select the right clay for your clay earring project. Sculpey Premo, Sculpey Souffle, and Liquid Sculpey can all be good options Shape the clay into your desired earring shape using cutters or jewelry design templates Add holes in the earrings before… Continue reading Polymer Clay Earrings 101
Sculpey oven-bake clay is a fun and easy craft for kids. With a variety of styles and colors, our polymer clay is perfect for any project. Your imagination is the limit! Using their hands to create something of their own is a great way for kids to express themselves and explore their creativity. Whether it’s… Continue reading Easy Polymer Crafts for Little Ones
You know Sculpey oven-bake clay as the fun and colorful material you use to make crafts, jewelry and other unique creations. But where did it come from? Polymer clay has a fascinating history that may surprise you! What Is Polymer Clay? Polymer clay is a synthetic modeling material, not an earth clay. It comes from… Continue reading The History of Polymer Clay
Although polymer clay hasn’t been around as long as some other mediums, it’s making a statement in the world of artistry. You can create many things with polymer clay — just a few examples include keychains, picture frames and most commonly, jewelry. In this guide, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about… Continue reading A Guide to Making Polymer Clay Beads
Perhaps you’ve dreamed of a beautiful necklace that you can’t seem to find anywhere. Or maybe you want a fun activity for kids that lets them create sentimental projects. No matter who’s creating, DIY polymer clay necklaces provide endless possibilities. You can create the necklaces you’ve only imagined before, and let kids craft fun, personalized… Continue reading How to Make Polymer Clay Necklaces
When you’re looking to speed up the crafting process, you may question whether the microwave is a hack others haven’t tried. It can heat frozen food and leftovers well. Why not polymer clays? The directions on Sculpey® packages say not to put the clay in the microwave, but could you use it for baking polymer… Continue reading What Happens to Polymer Clay in the Microwave?
Before you work with any kind of polymer clay, it’s important to keep a few considerations in mind to ensure a seamless crafting experience. Here’s a few simple tips to get started! 1. Use Baby Wipes Baby wipes are invaluable when working with polymer clay. Use them to clean your tools, work surface and remove… Continue reading Tips for Working With Liquid Polymer Clay
There are multiple ways to work with polymer clay to deliver stunning results. Although your options are virtually endless, there are five essential techniques involved when making polymer clay jewelry. 1. Conditioning Before starting any jewelry project, you’ll have to condition your clay to make it soft and easy to work with. To do this:… Continue reading Top 5 Jewelry Techniques for Polymer Clay
The right techniques, tools and practices can help you make beautiful clay creations. There are various helpful materials that can simplify your claying process, such as when you’re protecting your work surface, baking your creations and storing unused clay for your next project. Many people wonder whether parchment paper, plastic wrap or deli paper is… Continue reading Parchment Paper, Plastic Wrap and Deli Paper for Polymer Clay
table of Contents: What Is Polymer Clay? Where to Start With Polymer Clay 1. Buy the Right Polymer Clay and Tools 2. Set up Your Polymer Craft Work Area 3. Learn How to Bake Polymer Clay Ready to Start? Gain Inspiration by Visiting Sculpey®’s How-To Page Are you interested in crafting with polymer clay? How… Continue reading Where to Start With Polymer Clay
Keep your polymer clay canes safe with this storage tip from Sculpey. We offer high-quality tools and crafting materials to ambitious artists. Learn more here!
If you’re like the crafters at Sculpey®, you love experimenting with different mediums. Crafters have so many mediums to choose from, like watercolors, fabric dyes, markers, polymer clay and more. You’ve likely seen two vocabulary words thrown around in the craft world — pigments and dyes. They’re often used interchangeably to describe a medium that’s colored,… Continue reading Pigments vs. Dyes — What Is the Difference?
Ten Tips for getting the best results when baking your clay creations! It’s safe to bake your polymer clay in your home oven or toaster oven! Always use an oven thermometer when baking polymer clay. Always pre-heat your oven prior to baking polymer clay. To keep the back of your clay from being shiny, bake… Continue reading 10 Tips for Baking Your Polymer Clay Projects
Date Published: 11/19/2020 Table of Contents: Select Quality Paint Use the Right Tools Let the Clay Cool Sand the Surface Paint Before You Bake Create Texture With Paint Add an Antique Finish Seal the Finished Product Working With Mixed Media Craft Colorful Creations With Sculpey Can you paint on polymer clay? Yes, you can paint… Continue reading Tips for Painting on Polymer Clay and Working With Mixed Media
As you’re crafting something amazing out of polymer clay, you may realize it needs an extra special touch to feel complete. Perhaps your creation would look perfect with a certain shine, texture or color variation. In that case, it helps to know how to create surface effects for polymer clay. Polymer clay is a versatile… Continue reading Surface Effects for Polymer Clay