Polymer clay gives you the creative freedom to create anything you want. When you’re making a batch of beads or a few jewelry pieces, you want the same, great results each time. You can make uniform clay creations with the right tools and techniques.
1. Measure the Same Amount of Clay
Before you start crafting, measure out the amount of clay you want to use. Measuring is especially helpful if you work in batches — you ensure you only have the clay you need. Using the same amount of clay each time lets you control how much material you have for the process.
You can measure clay in a few different ways. One is to start with an evenly rolled log of clay and cut it into equally-measured slices. Use a ruler to measure the log’s diameter and keep the slices consistent. You can also find a small digital scale to weigh your clay.
2. Apply Textures
Textures give you more wiggle room when creating a uniform appearance. When working on a project, it’s easy to bump or scratch the clay accidentally. Adding a texture is a great way to disguise fingerprints or nail marks.
Once you finish shaping your project, you can add texture by hand or with a tool. Experiment with different textures and curing to find the best option. Covering the natural imprint from our fingers and creating intentional designs can make your clay projects look more professional.
3. Use Stamps, Stencils and Cutouts
When adding designs by hand, it can be challenging to replicate a shape repeatedly, especially if you are working with small objects or large quantities. If you want seamless shapes or designs, use tools like stamps and stencils for consistent clay designs.
One way to cut your clay is to use a pasta or clay roller and get a large sheet of clay. Make sure to measure the thickness when doing multiple batches. Once you have a flat sheet, you can use stencils and cutters to cut out your desired shape. You’ll get the perfect cut every time!
Choose Polyform Products for All of Your Polymer Clay Needs
Now that you know how to make uniform clay creations, it’s time to start crafting. Polyform Products has everything you need for any clay project. Browse Sculpey® polymer clay to find your materials, and contact us today for more information.