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Mica Powder vs. Glitter

If your clay project needs a little bit of shine and sparkle, glitter or mica powder will do the trick. However, though they may look the same, there is a difference between mica powder and glitter. These materials will work differently on polymer clay, so clayers need to know which sparkly material is best for their… Continue reading Mica Powder vs. Glitter

Adding Curves to Polymer Clay Pieces

For some of your polymer clay projects, you may want to give the piece a curve. The curve may serve a practical purpose, like when making a bracelet. Curves also add a nice aesthetic touch, such as making a leaf look realistic. Baking curves into polymer clay is easy to do and will transform your… Continue reading Adding Curves to Polymer Clay Pieces

Baking Polymer Clay in Cornstarch or Baking Soda

You’ve got your polymer clay creation finally perfected. You smoothed out the edges and got that swirl to sit just right. It’s finally time for the oven. You know that if you place it on a pan, you’ll have a smooth, shiny spot where it was resting, and you’re also worried that it will roll… Continue reading Baking Polymer Clay in Cornstarch or Baking Soda

Understanding Liquid Clay: Clear vs. Translucent

If you’re wondering what the difference is between clear and translucent polymer clay, you’re not alone. First, let’s talk about the meaning of liquid clay.  Liquid polymer clay is what it sounds like: polymer clay in liquid form. Liquid clay is a slightly sticky, medium-density liquid that does not require softening. While liquid polymer clay bakes… Continue reading Understanding Liquid Clay: Clear vs. Translucent

Seven Common Polymer Clay Mistakes

Mistakes are a part of life. After all, they’re how we learn. But when it comes to working with polymer clay, some mistakes are best avoided. Here are some tips and tricks for how to avoid some of the most common clay mistakes.  Using the wrong glue: One common mistake clayers make is using superglue on… Continue reading Seven Common Polymer Clay Mistakes

Avoiding Fingerprints in Your Polymer Clay

If you’ve ever been working in your polymer clay studio and realize you’ve gotten fingerprints on your finished clay, you’re not alone. Fingerprints on polymer clay is a common mistake crafters often overlook. The good news is, it can easily be avoided and fixed!  Shop Now How to Keep Fingerprints off Your Polymer Clay  Getting… Continue reading Avoiding Fingerprints in Your Polymer Clay

Overlooked Polymer Clay Tips

Polymer clay is a versatile medium used for anything from jewelry and home decor items to fun crafts and figurines. Whether you’re a professional artist or polymer clay newbie, having a few tricks up your sleeve will make the creative process easier and more enjoyable.  Top Nine Tips for Working With Polymer Clay Once you… Continue reading Overlooked Polymer Clay Tips

How to Be Productive in Your Polymer Clay Studio

One of the skills every artist strives to master — and one that takes some practice — is the art of productivity. While the term “productivity” can mean different things to different people, we can all agree that it’s important. Being an artist is a rewarding and sometimes challenging job that takes willpower, inspiration and… Continue reading How to Be Productive in Your Polymer Clay Studio

Creating Color Stories

By Lynn Yuhr The colors of clay and the way we can manipulate those colors is probably one of the leading factors that drew us into this medium. It was for me!  The range of polymer clay colors right out of the package are wonderful. They provide a solid jumping off point for any design.… Continue reading Creating Color Stories

How to Get Started in Miniatures

Design by Melissa “Mo” Tipton Miniature food making relies on a set of basic sculpting skills, and handily enough, today’s project gives you a chance to practice all of them. The skills you’ll be learning, which will help you with a variety of other tiny food projects, are: So without further ado, let’s make some… Continue reading How to Get Started in Miniatures

Flesh Tone Color Mixing

On of the best features of polymer clay is your ability to create custom colors for every project and piece. Also that fact that our different clay brands can be mixed together.

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Polymer Clay Pasta Machine

Whether you’re new to the world of polymer clay or have worked with this fun and addictive medium for years, there will come a time when you’ll think about using a clay pasta machine. If you’re ready to take claying to the next level with a pasta machine, you probably have some questions about how… Continue reading Polymer Clay Pasta Machine

Finishing Polymer Clay Pieces

This is Krithika, and today I want to talk to you about the different ways I like to finish my pieces once they’re cured. I use a variety of techniques and products depending on the situation. Finishing your piece is one of the most vital parts of the construction! Read on to find out how… Continue reading Finishing Polymer Clay Pieces

My Most Favorite Clay Technique Ever!

Hi! Krithika Parthan here and today I get to talk about what is probably my favorite clay technique ever. That’s a pretty bold statement! But I just adore silkscreening so much! For someone who considers herself “crafty but but not artsy”, silkscreening is the perfect way to create detailed gorgeous pieces without needing to draw… Continue reading My Most Favorite Clay Technique Ever!

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Sculpey for Beginners

Table of Contents: What Is Polymer Clay? What Types of Polymer Clay Are There? What Can I Create With Polymer Clay? What Polymer Clay Tools Do I Need? How Do I Bake Clay? Where Can I Find Clay Inspiration? Learn to Make Polymer Clay Jewelry Sculpey polymer clay is fun to use and extremely versatile.… Continue reading Sculpey for Beginners

New Color Tuesday! But Do They Get Along? Pt 3

I decided I wanted to see how these vibrant new colors play with Souffle Igloo to create pastel. Again, I was surprised that they reacted like any other color (don’t ask my WHY I think it would be different – no idea!) And I really liked the addition of the Igloo to the original color… Continue reading New Color Tuesday! But Do They Get Along? Pt 3

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Translucent clay components: Colour Inside and Colour Outside

When I first began exploring polymer I was coming from years working with hot glass. You can imagine how excited I was to find that translucent clay existed in a few varieties in the Polyform line! I found it was a natural progression from sandblasted glass to translucent polymer clay. It’s very easy to add… Continue reading Translucent clay components: Colour Inside and Colour Outside

How Did You Do? Oven Bake Clay Quiz Answers

1.       True or False – you can mix new colors using our current colors of clay?               Answer- True! Sculpey oven bake clays come in hundreds of amazing bright colors but the best part is that you can create your own unique shades by mixing them together! 2.       True or False – You use a… Continue reading How Did You Do? Oven Bake Clay Quiz Answers

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How to Make Cute Polymer Charms

This guide is for you if you are wanting to get into making cute clay charms out of polymer clay or have already started and consider yourself a beginner. I have been making kawaii style charms since I first picked up my first blocks of clay in 2012 and have learnt lots along the way,… Continue reading How to Make Cute Polymer Charms

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Understanding Terracotta Clay

It doesn’t matter if you’re new to clay or you’ve been working with this medium for many years. With so many types of clay out there, it can be hard to remember exactly how they’re similar or what their unique characteristics are. Terracotta and polymer clays represent two different types. If you’re new to this… Continue reading Understanding Terracotta Clay

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DIY Sculpey® Horns – Sculpey®

When you work with clay, you have endless possibilities in the types of pieces you can create. Your only limit in this unique craft is your imagination! When you use Sculpey® clay and our specialized tools, you can make just about anything. If you’re looking for unique new ideas for Sculpey® clay, try making clay… Continue reading DIY Sculpey® Horns – Sculpey®

Boho Ornaments

Today, let’s talk about some of the latest Sculpey products : The Sculpey Silicone Mandala Mold I discovered it a few months ago and « loved it at first sight ». The goal is simple : add some Liquid Sculpey in it, cure it and you’ll have very beautiful and detailed lace doilies in polymer clay. (and you can… Continue reading Boho Ornaments

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Personalized Wine Glasses and Charms with Sculpey and Dremel

We are kicking off the holiday season with a fun DIY wine glass and charm project!  These are perfect for holiday parties and would make an amazing hostess gift!  Giving personalized gifts are the ultimate way to show your family and friends how much you appreciate them! We teamed up with our friends at Dremel… Continue reading Personalized Wine Glasses and Charms with Sculpey and Dremel

How Should I Finish My Pieces?

By Fancy Puppet Today, I’d like to share with you one of my biggest dilemma in creation : How do I have to finish this nice piece ? Do I want a shiny finish ? Something very glossy ? Matte ? Which process ? Sanding and buffing ? with or without wax ? Or, varnish, maybe ? It depends of many features on my creations. Finishing… Continue reading How Should I Finish My Pieces?

Common Polymer Clay Questions

Table of Contents: What Is Polymer Clay Made out Of? How Is Polymer Clay Used? What Can You Make With Polymer Clay? Are Modeling Clay and Polymer Clay the Same Thing? Is Polymer Clay Toxic? What Is the Best Polymer Clay? Can You Bake Polymer Clay? How Do You Bake Polymer Clay? Can You Bake… Continue reading Common Polymer Clay Questions

Creative Journey Studios – You Must Visit

Creative Journey Studios – You Must Visit By Amy Koranek I had the privilege of visiting Creative Journey Studios in Milton, Georgia this Summer during the grand opening of their new location. For any polymer clay enthusiast, this is truly a must-see, must-visit, must-be-part-of situation. Creative Journey Studios is a one-of-a-kind polymer clay haven, museum,… Continue reading Creative Journey Studios – You Must Visit

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The 8 Laws of Caning

The 8 Laws of Caning by : Teresa Pandora Salgado 1.The Path to Zen:  Caning should be relaxing; so I bite the bullet and get the “worky” part out of the way in advance. Prepare your blends and logs before you start making components. It’s much easier to get your groove on if you don’t… Continue reading The 8 Laws of Caning

Top Clay Gift Ideas

Are you looking for the perfect gift for a friend or family member but can’t seem to find that something special? If you want to give a unique gift that expresses what you wish to say, it’s time to consider homemade gift-making. Polymer clay is coming to the rescue! Polymer clay is the perfect medium… Continue reading Top Clay Gift Ideas

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The Best Polymer Clay Projects for Kids

Table of Contents: What Our Polymer Clay Is Made Of The Best Types of Polymer Clay for Kids Different Kinds of Kids’ Polymer Clay Projects Polymer Clay Project Ideas Kids Will Love A Few Quick Tips Where to Get Polymer Clay for Kids Kids love to play with clay. It gives them the freedom to… Continue reading The Best Polymer Clay Projects for Kids

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The Boring Stuff – The prep work before creating

The boring stuff – cleaning routines that will save time