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Sculpey Team January 11, 2023

Suggestions for Using Mica Powders with Sculpey Clay.

Sculpey Teacher Ambassador, Robyn Crawford, loves using metallic mica powders in her Sculpey clay creations to give it some shimmer and bling. She says, “There is no wrong way to play with these powders, but here a few things to try.” You can mix in mica powders directly into the clay. You can see in… Continue reading Suggestions for Using Mica Powders with Sculpey Clay.

Katherine Steiner
Katherine Steiner December 11, 2022

Techniques to Try – Twists and Spirals

by Sculpey Teacher Ambassador Katherine Steiner To begin, take equal amounts of Sculpey in two or more colors. Start with two, then build up to more as you get better at twisting the clay. Then roll each piece of clay into a rope with your hands, making them the same length. Begin to twist the… Continue reading Techniques to Try – Twists and Spirals

Nancy Nguyen
Nancy Nguyen November 21, 2022

Make Your Own Silicone Mold

To save you time! Creating and using silicone molds for your clay projects helps speed up your process by not having to hand sculpt multiple of the same pieces over and over. Keep reading to learn how you can make your very own molds at home. Step 1: Gather Your Supplies Step 2: Create Your… Continue reading Make Your Own Silicone Mold

Nancy Nguyen
Nancy Nguyen November 3, 2022

Creating Clay Canes

What Are Clay Canes? Have you ever seen those candies with the teeny tiny images in them? Or clay work that looks like there’s an image built right into it (not just painted on)? These are probably using a technique called cane making! It’s essentially the process of building a larger image with your material… Continue reading Creating Clay Canes

Amy Koranek
Amy Koranek September 22, 2022

How to Paint on Polymer Clay

I have never really painted on clay a lot in my career. I guess I’ve always tried to achieve the end goal through the colors of the clay itself. With that said, I have called upon a couple of my claying friends to shore me up in the areas of clay painting where I am… Continue reading How to Paint on Polymer Clay

Jennifer Courington
Jennifer Courington September 14, 2022

What Is Polymer Clay and How Is It Used?

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?

Cindy Luo
Cindy Luo August 24, 2022

5 Hacks for Working With Polymer Clay

Every creative person has their secrets, techniques, and tips for making what they do appear even more impressive. A motto I live by is “work smarter, not harder”, which is why I am excited to share the following polymer clay hacks with you. Most of these techniques use everyday household items, so anyone of any… Continue reading 5 Hacks for Working With Polymer Clay

Jennifer Courington
Jennifer Courington August 2, 2022

Using Sculpey kits to Make Clay Jewelry

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

Jennifer Courington
Jennifer Courington August 2, 2022

Hide Flaws in Polymer Clay With Sculpey Tools™ Texture Sheets

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

Jennifer Courington
Jennifer Courington August 2, 2022

Choosing Silkscreen Designs for Polymer Clay 

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 

Jennifer Courington
Jennifer Courington August 2, 2022

Different Types of Polymer Clay Tools and How to Use Them

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

Jennifer Courington
Jennifer Courington August 2, 2022

Tips for Working with Deluxe Handprint Keepsake Kits

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

Jennifer Courington
Jennifer Courington August 2, 2022

What Is the Difference Between Modeling Clay and Polymer Clay?

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?

Jennifer Courington
Jennifer Courington August 2, 2022

What Are Polymer Clay Multipacks?

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?

Jennifer Courington
Jennifer Courington August 2, 2022

Different Types of Super Sculpey®

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®

Jennifer Courington
Jennifer Courington August 2, 2022

What to Make With Original Sculpey® Clay

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

Jennifer Courington
Jennifer Courington August 2, 2022

Sculpey® Bake Shop for Kids

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

Jennifer Courington
Jennifer Courington August 2, 2022

Working with Sculpey® Soufflé™

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™

Jennifer Courington
Jennifer Courington August 2, 2022

Creating with Sculpey Premo™

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™

Jennifer Courington
Jennifer Courington August 2, 2022

Sculpey® III: Ideal for Beginners and Kids

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

Precious Nunez
Precious Nunez July 22, 2022

Useful Tools for Every Clayer

Whether you’re a beginner or been sculpting for some time, using tools to help you create your piece is essential. From adding small details, conditioning clay, slab making, and much more; you can pretty much do anything! Here are a few tools that I use for just about any project that will be sure to… Continue reading Useful Tools for Every Clayer

Precious Nunez
Precious Nunez July 5, 2022

Tips and Tricks for Creating Well-Made Items

Hello, my name is Precious Nunez. I am a longtime lover of polymer clay and run my own business selling my various clay creations. I’m here to help and give you some simple tips & tricks when it comes to Polymer Clay. In this blog post, I share with you on how you can make… Continue reading Tips and Tricks for Creating Well-Made Items

Jennifer Courington
Jennifer Courington July 1, 2022

Using Polymer Clay in Fish Tanks or Snow Globes

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

Jennifer Courington
Jennifer Courington July 1, 2022

What To Know About Clay Expiration and How to Store Clay

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

Jennifer Courington
Jennifer Courington June 24, 2022

Polymer Clay Techniques Based On Experience Level

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

Jennifer Courington
Jennifer Courington June 24, 2022

Beginner Tips for Working With Liquid Polymer Clay

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

Jennifer Courington
Jennifer Courington June 24, 2022

Standard Pottery Techniques and 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

Jennifer Courington
Jennifer Courington June 24, 2022

How To Keep Your Polymer Clay Clean

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

Jennifer Courington
Jennifer Courington June 24, 2022

Which Clays Can Be Used With Polymer Clay Softener?

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?

Jennifer Courington
Jennifer Courington June 10, 2022

How to Make a Clay Color Palette

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