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 and highly saturated colors. This polymer clay is also great for millefiore beads and canes, mica shift, delicate scrapbook pages, glass adornments or faux semi-precious stones.
You can easily blend Sculpey Premo™ with various colors for customized clay creations. Unleash your inner artist and make unique projects and pieces with one-of-a-kind color combinations.
How to Start Creating With Sculpey Premo™ Polymer Clay
Thought only seasoned clayers could use Sculpey Premo™? Think again! This clay is great for beginners and professionals alike. If you’re just getting started in the world of clay arts and crafts, we’ve put together a few simple steps to help you execute your first Sculpey polymer clay creation:
- Prepare a work surface: We recommend working on the Sculpey® Oven-Safe Work Mat, wax paper, a metal baking sheet, or disposable foil to keep your space clean as you create. Keep in mind that you must keep your hands and work surface clean when switching between clay colors to avoid unintentional color blending.
- Pick your design: Choose a design and use a polymer clay tutorial or photo to guide you. If you’re just starting out, a tutorial is a great way to learn new techniques and develop your clay skills.
- Cut the clay: After you cut the clay, keep it warm with your hands. Handling the clay will improve its malleability so you can easily shape and form it to fit your design.
- Sculpt your Sculpey Premo™: You’ll want both fine-tipped and rounded tools to shape the clay and add details to your work. You can add texture to the surface of the polymer clay with items like texture sheets, sandpaper or a toothbrush.
- Bake clay: Once you’ve finished molding your creation, bake the polymer clay according to package instructions. Premo clay takes 30 minutes to bake at 275 degrees Fahrenheit for every 1/4 inch of thickness.
- Allow the clay to cool: Be careful handling hot clay out of the oven. Give the polymer clay enough time to cool before continuing your project.
- Add your finishing touches: Once the clay is cool, you can use sealant, paint accents or other additions to enhance your work if desired.
Sculpey Premo™ Polymer Clay: Mokume Gane
Many clayers use our polymer clay to sculpt mokume gane figures. The sky’s the limit when it comes to creating beautiful mokume gane pieces with Sculpey Premo™. Examples of our featured mokume gane polymer clay pieces and techniques include:
- Mokume Gane Peace Sign
- Sculpey Premo™ Mokume Gane Owls
- Premo “Easy Way” Mokume Gane Ring
- Sculpey Premo™ Waves & Dots Mokume Gane Pendant
- Sculpey Premo™ Hexagon Mokume Gane Hair Barrette