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New Color Tuesday! My Magical Bluestone Pt 3

                                      No lie, this mix starts with 3 of my favorite Souffle colors: Bluestone, Guava and Cinnamon. ALL the Souffle colors are amazing, but these three are such workhorses for me.  I love, love the 1:1 mixes

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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

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Sculpting a Figure – Body Proportions

By Maria Saracino I hope I’ve peaked your interest in figurative sculpture, because today I want to talk about body proportions. As I mentioned last week, I like to sculpt the head first, then use the length of the head to determine the size of the hands and feet. After that I start mapping out

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New Color Tuesday! My Magical Bluestone Pt 2

                                      I won’t lie, I love me some  GREENS and I got some purty ones this week!  There are so many color palette combos with these seven colors, it hurts my head to think about them!  I have

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New Color Tuesday! My Magical Bluestone Pt 1

I’m home for 2 whole days before I take off to teach in Dallas.  The class I took with Claire Maunsell in Nanaimo, Victoria B.C. was just as amazing as I could have hoped for.  I AM happy to be home with internet – trying to drive around new cities with no navigation is a

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New Color Tuesday! What About White? Pt 4

Ok, I know it’s New Color Tuesday on a Wednesday.  Out of country travel and surprise non-connectivity is a recipe to make syndee VERY VERY cranky! Anyway, I’m home (for 2 days) and here we go with the last mix of June.  Souffle Bluestone is one of my favorite Souffle colors because it so stands

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New Color Tuesday! What About White? Pt 3

Another week another small evolution on my NCT format!  But I have to say, I think that this palette is my winner for this year’s favorite palette! Granted there are no eye/mind shattering radical mix colors , but I like all these colors and these mixes- in fact, I like the entire palette! Let’s look

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New Color Tuesday! What About White? Pt 2

My adventure with Igloo continues..  and I’ve decided to put all the palettes together so that they stay sorted correctly (THANKS ANNA!)  This is a fun palette because the starter colors look very nautical, until you add the pop of Canary and, of course, I’ve never met a green color I didn’t like!   Canary can

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New Color Tuesday! What About White?

I realized in last month that in all the years I’ve done NCT that I’ve never featured White as a mix color.  So this month, Igloo is my featured color-and, as usual, there were some surprises along the way.  I started with a kind of nautical palette of  Souffle Sea Glass, Igloo and Lagoon, but

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Color Mixing- New Color Tuesday Archive

Mixing Colors Technique Read on to learn how to make some of our favorite clay color mixes! Dream it, create it! Maggie Maggio’s Color Mixing Map is the key to color mixing using premo! Sculpey. Simple and straight forward, the map uses three basic premo! colors: Zinc Yellow, Cobalt Blue and Fuchsia. premo! is the

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New Color Tuesday! Another Clay Crush Pt 5

Me Likey!  These are some different greens from the usual verdant grass green. That first mix of Guava and Bright Green Pearl looks like brass!  The middle mix is a lovely Lime Green mix with a hint of metallics in hit.  the 3 base colors with the addition of the Bright Green Pearl is an

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Polymer Clay Projects for Kids

Kids love to play with clay. It gives them the freedom to build anything they want, squash it and start all over again to make something new. Plus, they love the way cool, soft clay feels in their hands. They’re allowed to get messy and let their imaginations soar. In addition to being fun, there

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New Color Tuesday! Another Clay Crush Pt 4

I won’t deny it – warm, bright colors are my Happy Place – and this weeks mixes make me very, very HAPPY. I can see myself using all three of these mixes often – I love those two golden mixes (Cinnamon/Canary 1:4 is still my favorite Maize mix though).  And I really kind of like

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New Color Tuesday! Another Clay Crush Pt 3

I know, CRAZY right?  I just triple checked my master photo to make sure that I had these laid out correctly.  I expect one or, maybe two, surprise mixes, but not ALL THREE!   And Souffle Sea Glass?  Apparently, it’s as weird as it’s Premo counterpart Peacock Pearl!  You NEVER know what the mixes will be

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New Color Tuesday! Another Clay Crush Pt 2

Now this was an interesting color palette when I teamed these cool Souffle colors with Premo! Accents Gold – I got a mid-century modern color palette in the 1:1 mixes and some of the sub palettes! (and I LOVE me some mid-century modern). First off, that 1:1 mix of Guava and Gold make a warm, rich

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Top Reasons Sculpey Oven-Bake Clay Is Great for Crafting

Are you excited to enter the world of crafting but not sure what medium you want to work with? If you’re looking for a medium that’s easy to use and lets your imagination soar, oven-bake polymer clay is the way to go. With polymer clay like Sculpey, the crafting possibilities are endless. Keep reading to

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Learning Japanese characters and words with clay

I have always wanted to learn Japanese but it is quite challenging to learn such a difficult language especially when I am living in rural England with no access to Japanese language classes or tutors. Since I am learning a 3rd language by myself, I relied on free tutorials online and even Google translate. I

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New Color Tuesday – April is a Little Jaded Pt 4

Ah now, we have some Spring/Summer colors here! I am fascinated at how boldly Souffle Canary mixes with other colors.  And I have a new color crush – Guava.  In the package it looks a little to blah pink, but it’s magic once it’s baked.  I don’t think it shifts color, but it like solidifies

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New Color Tuesday! April is a Little Jaded Pt 3

Wow, I didn’t know when I picked that title that April would actually be the “January 96th”.  My heart goes out to all those caught up in the huge storms this week!  It really makes those of us in the sunshine states feel guilty (like, why am I inside writing on my computer when I

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fixing your nails after working with clay

Nail RX after playing with clay….

Playing with clay is so fun!! But sometimes my nail polish needs a refresh after working with my favorite crafting medium.  Getting a manicure is the best feeling… When my nails look good I feel good…. I happen to be one of those people who gets their nails done almost every week.  I also happen

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New Color Tuesday! It’s an Egg-citing Month Pt 4

The last NCT for March?  Well, January might have dragged on a bit, but I don’t even remember having coffee in February and now it’s the end of March? Sheeshh. I love these four colors together right out of the package – Robin Egg, Latte, Cinnamon and Jade – so earthy! If I look at

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New Color Tuesday! It’s an Egg-citing Mix Month Pt 2

  Look Ma! No Cinnamon! LOL  I’ve moved the Premo Gold into the Main Mix Three, along with Guava and our Robin Egg. I’ve added Souffle Canary as our Mix Agent this week. And I got some surprises in the 1:1 mixes.  First, Canary and Robin Egg make a killer green that is not quite

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

Celebrating International Women’s Day We would like to celebrate International Women’s day by showcasing our amazing CEO Denice Steinmann.  She has been the leader of Polyform for over 10 years.  Her vision and passion for the business are an inspiration to us all and we feel very lucky to have her at the helm of

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New Color Tuesday! It’s an Egg-citing Mix Month

I’m attempting to wean myself off Souffle Cinnamon and I decided to explore Souffle Robin Egg a little more.  It always seems to surprise me when I add it to a color palette or mix it with other colors.  As you can see, I’m not quite weaned off my precious Cinnamon, it makes an appearance

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making polymer clay earrings

A Guide to Making Oven-Bake Clay Earrings

Polymer clay is not only an exciting and fun crafting material but also one that you can use to make just about anything. It’s highly versatile and flexible, plus you can mix it to form different colors, from contrasting to complementary. If you are a creative type, you’ll never get bored playing with polymer clay —

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New Color Tuesday! Cinnamon is my New Neutral Pt 4

Winter decided to visit us in February after a spectacularly glorious January of 75 degrees, cool breezes, sleep weather nights.. It was actually colder when I got home here to SoCal than it was in New Jersey at the Clayathon! My new format here for the NCT is still evolving and you will notice that

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Phase 3- Decorating your work space

    Raise your hand if you fork up the extra bit of money for the more expensive facial tissue because the design on the box is nice.  Yeah, I’m totally guilty of that.  Maybe it’s just because I’m an artsy-fartsy person, but I can’t seem to bring myself to spend less and end up

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New Color Tuesday! Cinnamon is My New Neutral Pt 3

I’m on the road at the New York Clayathon this week, but I’m checking in with my NCT blog for this week! Some of our mix colors this month are sticking around – Souffle Cinnamon, Turnip and Latte.  I’m also adding Souffle Robin Egg this week.  I keep forgetting about Robin Egg and it’s a

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