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  1. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Peacock Pearl Mix Highlights Pt 2

    The top row of the large photo contains the 3 colors that I'm mixing with the Peacock Pearl (PP) on the far right. The bottom 3 colors are the colors mixes created by mixing the color directly above with equal portions (1:1) of the Peacock Pearl. Of course, any of these colors or mixes can be used in combination with...

  2. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Peacock Pearl Mix Highlights Pt 1

    The top row of the large photo contains the 3 colors that I'm mixing with the Peacock Pearl (PP) on the far right. The bottom 3 colors are the colors mixes created by mixing the color directly above with equal portions (1:1) of the Peacock Pearl. Of course, any of these colors or mixes can be used in combination with...

  3. admin

    A Beginner's Guide to Sculpting in Clay

    Do you want to learn how to sculpt clay but aren't sure where to begin? If you're new to the medium, we've got you covered! This beginner's guide to clay sculpting will walk you through different clay types and techniques to set you up for at-home crafting success. Ignite your creativity and learn how to sculpt clay with confidence —...

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    How to Create a Polymer Clay Keychain

    Personalized keychains let you express your unique style. Whether you are making a keychain for yourself, a friend or a loved one, your creativity will shine through with our polymer clay keychain craft. Use our directions to create a polymer clay keychain.  How to Create a Clay Keychain To make the keychain, you will need:  A rolling pin.A cookie sheet. Jump...

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    How to Create Polymer Clay Coins

    Did you know you can make coins out of polymer clay? Whether you want to flesh out a fun fantasy world or make a lifelike coin replica, our tips for creating polymer clay coins can help.  How to Create Clay Coins To make polymer clay coins, you will need:   A toothpick or another clay piercing tool.Linoleum cutters. Denim cloth. A glossy finish...

  6. Syndee Holt

    Introducing Sculpey Soufflé™ Ivory Pt 5

    Now this is my kind of palette! Bright, warm colors that trend towards mid-century memories. The top row of the large photo contains the 3 colors that I'm mixing with the Ivory (I) on the far right. The bottom 3 colors are the colors mixes created by mixing 4 parts of the color directly above with 1 part (4:1) of...

  7. Syndee Holt

    Introducing Sculpey Soufflé™ Ivory Pt 4

    Wow! This is a trio of really rich Soufflé™ colors that I'm mixing 4 parts to 1 part of the Soufflé™ Ivory this week! I actually like all the four original colors together because the Ivory really adds the pop to the darker palette of the other three colors. The top row of the large photo contains the 3 colors...

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    Introducing Sculpey Soufflé™ Ivory Pt 3

    Okay! This week we are mixing with all Sculpey Soufflé™! Again I am mixing 4 parts of each of the selected clay colors to 1 part of the Sculpey Soufflé™ Ivory. The top row of the large photo contains the 3 colors that I'm mixing with the Ivory (I) on the far right. The bottom 3 colors are the colors mixes created...

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    Which Type of Oven Thermometer Is Best When Baking Polymer Clay?

    ven-bake polymer clay is a fantastic way to create with your hands and express your imagination. Whether you're a beginner hobbyist or a professional artist, you put valuable time and creative energy into your polymer clay masterpieces. But how can you be sure the finished product doesn't end up underbaked or scorched when it comes out of the oven? Oven...

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    Should You Apply Mica Powder Before or After Baking?

    Mica powder has recently become a popular and trendy element essential to adding pizzazz to sculpture and art pieces. While mica powder has been around for quite some time, it has seen an increase in popularity with the rise of DIY home crafts. What Is Mica Powder and How Can You Use It? Mica powder is created from a shiny...

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    How to Use Blending Chalks on Polymer Clay

    Sculpey®’s vast selection of polymer clay products comes in an array of beautiful colors. But what if you want to experiment with different color combinations, create unique effects such as swirls and textures or even just make something unique? That’s where using blending chalk pastels can come in handy for your next polymer clay project. What Are Blending Chalks? Blending chalks, also...

  12. Kristin Vaughn

    Tips for Creating Canes

    Making polymer clay canes can be such a fun and rewarding process! And cane work can add intricate little details to your clay pieces. It can also be an extremely frustrating process for beginners.  Here are my top five tips for making and working with canes. #1 Let it rest before reducing.  I know, I know, you just want to...

  13. Kristin Vaughn

    How to Choose Colors That Work Well

    I am no stranger to using lots of color in my work and I often get complimented on the color combinations I use.  And while it does come fairly natural to me, it’s not magic, it’s science!  Remember that color wheel from Elementary school? Well, dust it off because that baby will be your best friend if you struggle with...

  14. Syndee Holt

    Introducing Sculpey Soufflé™ Ivory Pt 2

    Well, of course, I had to try three of the Sculpey Premo™ colors that I think have the most depth to their colors - the new Burnt Orange and Forest Green. Alizarin Crimson, an old stalwart in the Sculpey Premo™ line of colors was actually my first choice for this weeks color experiment. The top row of the large photo...

  15. Syndee Holt

    Introducing Sculpey Soufflé™ Ivory Pt 1

    Okay, I can't tell you how much I love this clay color! It is like the combination of the color with the unique texture of Soufflé™ creates the perfect clay for my preferred work palette. This color may look like it is a soft color, but WOW, I had to mix 4 parts of the other colors with it because...

  16. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing Sculpey Premo™ Forest Green - Pt 4

    Of course I had to try this new Premo color with my beloved Sculpey Soufflé™ ! And look at those mixes! I would use all 3 of those colors! The top row of the large photo contains the 3 colors that I'm mixing with the Forest Green (FG) on the far right. The bottom 3 colors are the colors mixes...

  17. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing Sculpey Premo™ Forest Green - Pt 3

    I expected lots of greens with these mix colors and I wasn't disappointed. Plus that Turquoise/Forest Green mix is gorgeous! I'm going to mix a big batch of that to use! The top row of the large photo contains the 3 colors that I'm mixing with the Forest Green (FG) on the far right. The bottom 3 colors are the...

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    How to Make Your Polymer Clay Look Like Gems

    Gemstones are beautiful additions to jewelry, but they can be pricey. One way to create the same look without using real gems is to craft faux gemstones out of polymer clay. With the versatility of polymer clay, you can make various unique gemstones for all your jewelry needs. We've compiled a list of the most popular tips and styles to...

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    The Importance of Finishing Polymer Clay Designs

    Crafting with your polymer clay designs is a fun way to express your creativity. You can use polymer clay to make jewelry, holiday ornaments and a variety of other creations.  Whether you prefer intricate designs or keeping things simple, the way you finish your design makes all the difference. Why You Should Finish Your Polymer Clay Design If you want to...

  20. admin

    How to Clean Your Clay Tools

    Working with clay is an enjoyable activity — but eventually, your tools will become pretty messy. You might find that your polymer clay tools start to get a little sticky and covered in gunk after some claying sessions. This clay residue can build up, making your tools feel a little gross and look dingy. You may have tried using soap and water...

  21. admin

    Polymer Clay Earrings 101

    7 tips for creating earrings from Sculpey clay! What's the best clay to use? Sculpey Premo: Strong, flexible and includes special finishes like Granite, Glitters and MetallicsSculpey Souffle: Lightweight with a suede-like finishLiquid Sculpey: Lightweight and flexible once bakedHow to bake clay for jewelry:Sculpey clay is safe to bake in your home oven!Always preheat your oven before bakingAlways use an...

  22. Ace Clay

    When to Use What Super Sculpey by Ace of Clay

    My go-to Sculpey clays are always the Super Sculpey line. I use Super Sculpey Original and Firm the most. I love using both clays together on one project to take advantage of their different properties. While both clays can be used to create entire sculptures alone, using them for different areas will make the job easier so that you can...

  23. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing Sculpey Premo™ Forest Green - Pt 2

    I HAD to do some more mixes with the metallics. That Sunset Pearl mix was so cool looking as marbled colors that I left it just a tiny bit marbled for you to see! The top row of the large photo contains the 3 colors that I'm mixing with the Forest Green (FG) on the far right. The bottom 3...

  24. Ace Clay

    Sculpting Tips with Ace of Clay

    Whether you’re new to polymer clay or you’ve been sculpting for years, there is always something new to learn. Whether it’s a new technique to make your art look even better or a tip to get a job done more quickly, the world of Sculpey is endless. I am going to share some of my favorite tips that I use...

  25. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing Sculpey Premo™ Forest Green - Pt 1

    If you have been able to catch any of my Zoom "What's New" presentations you know that I'm fascinated with this color and how it mixes. LOOK AT HOW IT MIXES WITH THESE METALLICS! Of course any of these colors or mixes can be used in combination with any other colors you wish, but I've picked 3 palettes of colors...

  26. admin

    5 DIY Gifts for Brightening Your Office Space

    Whether you’re telecommuting or sharing a “cubbie” space with your co-workers, a little personality can go a long way! Show your style or share a smile with these fun DIY Office gifts – we’ve included the easy how-to instructions in the links below! 1) Keep your important people close at mind with this adorable (and delicious looking!) macaron photo holder...

  27. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing Sculpey Soufflé™ Yellow Ochre- Pt 5

    Well of course I had to see how the new Sculpey Soufflé™ played with some of the Sculpey Premo™ metallics! Normally, I would have one of the golds in the trio, but I decided to mix it up and use Premo™ Pearl instead - and it didn't disappoint! It created a color very similar to 18K but with the mica...

  28. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing Sculpey Soufflé™ Yellow Ochre- Pt 4

    There is not a color in that palette that doesn't work well with all the others! And OHHHHH! That Soufflé™ Guava/Yellow Ochre mix is my Color for Summer for sure! Of course any of these colors or mixes can be used in combination with any other colors you wish, but I've picked 3 palettes of colors using ONLY the original...

  29. Cindi McGee

    Tips for Beginner Clay Artists

    Back when I first began working with clay, I had no idea about the true possibilities it had.  When I began to discover them, it was honestly overwhelming. Start where you are comfortable – with a simple project, and let your creative muse free to spread their wings and fly.  Experiment. Don’t be afraid of mistakes. We all make what...

  30. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing Sculpey Soufflé™ Yellow Ochre - Pt 3

    Okay, first of all, I never would have imagined that Sculpey Soufflé™ Raspberry, Concrete and Poppy Seed could create such a dynamic color palette! And then the new Yellow Ochre adds just the right amount of POP to the palette! Of course any of these colors or mixes can be used in combination with any other colors you wish, but...

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