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  1. Courtney Chapman

    Small vs. Large Sculpts

    Over the years, I’ve sculpted clay creations of many shapes and sizes from dainty earrings all the way to large figurines. It is very fun to experiment with size when using clay, but it is sometimes a tricky problem to decide what sculpt should be large versus small! Here are some tips and advice I’ve come up with to help...

  2. admin

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing Sculpey Premo™ Apricot - Pt 3

    The top row of the large photo contains the 3 colors that I'm mixing with the featured color 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 featured color. Often when I mix with the Premo pearl colors, I like to play with the...

  3. Jennifer Courington

    Best Polymer Clay Crafts for Beginners

    If you are just starting out as a clayer or have a budding clayer who needs some advice to get started, you're in luck! At Sculpey®, we love to share helpful hints. This includes some wonderful crafts for beginners. Get your Sculpey® ready. You're about to make some first-time polymer clay crafts! 3 Polymer Clay Crafts for Novices Below are a few...

  4. Jennifer Courington

    5 Great Ideas for Using Translucent Clay

    Skyrocket your creativity when you use translucent clay in your home projects. This uncolored, transparent clay has opened the door for many to craft projects they hadn't considered. Choose from various styles to help you make jewelry and home decor pieces you'll love!  Translucent Polymer Clay Project Ideas  As an avid clay fan, you can use new, innovative techniques to...

  5. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Sculpey Premo™ Apricot 1:1 Mixes- Pt 2

    I couldn’t WAIT!! Sculpey is releasing another brand new Sculpey Premo™ color this month and I just HAD to mix my NCTs for this month with it.  But, until the color is released, I’ve called it a “mystery color” and greyed it out.  I will edit the blogs after the color is released to show the color.  In the meantime...

  6. Jennifer Courington

    10 Cute Clay Projects for Kids

    Encourage your kids to put down their screens and enjoy hours of creativity with 10 fun clay craft ideas. These air-dry clay projects and polymer clay crafts for kids are ideal for preschool and elementary-age children and require minimal supervision.  Clays and Tools for Young Crafters Before diving into your clay crafts, get prepared with recommended Sculpey® clays and tools to create...

  7. Jennifer Courington

    10 Crafts to Make With Liquid Sculpey®

    If you're wondering what to do with liquid polymer clay, that unique fluid clay that comes in a bottle, we've got you covered with 10 fun liquid clay projects to try at home. Anyone can make these creations in an afternoon, even with zero claying experience! Benefits of Using Liquid Sculpey® Liquid clay is a viscous version of polymer clay that...

  8. Courtney Chapman

    Clay for Fun and Profits – A Tale of a Small Business Clayer

    Hello! My name is Courtney Chapman, and I’m here to talk a little bit about how I got started with my clay business and offer some advice for anyone who is interested in starting their own small business with clay! I am a self taught sculptor. After watching a few sculpting tutorials on the internet when I was 8 years...

  9. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Sculpey Premo™ Apricot 1:1 Color Mixes-Pt1

    I couldn’t WAIT!! Sculpey is releasing a brand new Sculpey Premo™ color this month and I just HAD to mix my NCTs for this month with it.  But, until the color is released, I’ve called it a “mystery color” and greyed it out.  I will edit the blogs after the color is released to show the color.  In the meantime...

  10. Lindly Haunani

    What's To Love About This New Sculpey Premo™ Teal

    There are so many reasons to love this new color Sculpey Premo™. This teal is a vibrant on trend fashion color by itself, straight out of the package. Even more exciting are the colors you can mix using teal: rich verdant dark teals, Caribbean inspired aquas, a scintillating range of purples and luscious emerald greens. These resultant energizing, inviting colors...

  11. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing Sculpey Premo™ Teal - Pt 4

    The top row of the large photo contains the 3 colors that I'm mixing with the Sculpey Premo™ Teal 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 Teal. Oh Yesss, those are some cool moody blues all right! That Copper/Teal 1:1 mix is...

  12. Cindi McGee

    Tips to Get Your Art Published (or Apply for a Design Team spot!)

    Working in the creative industry in various formats, including video production and print publication production/magazine editing for over 20 years, I’ve worked with a lot of artists. I’ve always been on the lookout for artists to contact to feature their work in videos or print publications. I’ve also been involved in a lot of design team searches, and managed a...

  13. Maggie Maggio

    A New Mixing Map using Sculpey Premo™ Teal

    In the next post, Lindly will show how to mix different colors of polymer clay using the new Sculpey Premo™ Teal. We tested the pre-release color and found that it mixes beautifully. Teal right out of the package is just a bit to the yellow side of the Cyan of printing but, since there is no such thing as perfect...

  14. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing Premo TEAL Pt 3

    The top row of the large photo contains the 3 colors that I'm mixing with the Teal 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 Teal. I'm a day late with my NCT this week because...YAY! The Mystery Color is finally revealed this...

  15. Jennifer Courington

    5 Reasons Why Craft Kits Make the Perfect Gifts

    Whatever the occasion, craft kits from Sculpey® are the perfect gift for friends and family members. Give the gift of creativity with a Sculpey® DIY craft kit today! 5 Reasons Why Craft Kits Make Perfect Gifts Craft kits are a cost-effective way to show that you care. Here are a few reasons they make great gifts for all ages. 1...

  16. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing A New Sculpey Premo™ Color - Pt 2

    I couldn’t WAIT!! Sculpey is releasing a brand new Sculpey Premo™ color this month and I just HAD to mix my NCTs for this month with it.  But, until the color is released, I’ve called it a “mystery color” and greyed it out.  IT IS REVEALED NOW! The top row of the large photo contains the 3 colors that I'm...

  17. Cindi McGee

    Pattern to Slab – Adding Dimension with Translucency

    I have a bit of an obsession with translating patterns I see in fabric, photos, etc. into polymer clay. Whenever something catches my eye, my mind begins to ponder what techniques I can use to recreate the look. Sometimes, it’s silk screening or textures. Sometimes it’s colorings like alcohol inks or pastels. Sometimes it’s dimensional effects like molded or sculpted...

  18. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing a New Sculpey Premo™ Color! Pt 1

    I couldn’t WAIT!! Sculpey is releasing a brand new Sculpey Premo™ color this month and I just HAD to mix my NCTs for this month with it.  But, until the color is released, I’ve called it a “mystery color” and greyed it out.  I will edit the blogs after the color is released to show the color.  IT IS REVEALED...

  19. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! March Brings the Soufflé™ Shamrock Green - Pt 5

    The top row of the large photo contains the 3 colors that I'm mixing with the Shamrock 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 Shamrock. Yay! A Bonus Mix Week! This time I'm teaming the Sculpey Soufflé™ Shamrock up with the cool blues...

  20. Jennifer Courington

    How to Fix Polymer Clay Finishes

    We've all been there —  your polymer clay pieces cracked in the oven, or you added varnish and it didn't dry properly. The good news is that you can fix most projects! We'll show you how to salvage cracked clay, prevent tacky finishes and more. Let's dive into the most common clay finish problems so you can improve your current...

  21. Syndee Holt

    Searching for Inspiration

    I started a daily photo project about 7 years ago to post a daily photo on my Instagram. Since Instagram is a square format, I challenged myself to not only find something photographically interesting on my walk, but to also visualize the cropping for the square format (since my phone is set to wide format for our sunsets). Then something...

  22. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! March Brings the Soufflé™ Shamrock Green - Pt 4

    Okay, last week we had the warm greens, this week we have the cooool greens, courtesy of my three favorite Soufflé neutrals. Again, I'm surprised at the Latte/Shamrock mix - it is another nice rustic green. I love the coolness of the Concrete/Shamrock mix as well. And Ivory really holds it own in a mix doesn't it? I love this...

  23. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! March Brings the Soufflé™ Shamrock Green - Pt 3

    The top row of the large photo contains the 3 colors that I'm mixing with the Shamrock 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 Shamrock. Yay! This week I'm mixing with all the colors with my beloved Sculpey Soufflé™. I'm not surprised...

  24. Syndee Holt

    Scrap Clay Play Out of My Comfort Zone

    I love to play with scrap - it is a opportunity to explore ideas that I don't really want to gamble my "good" clay on. Most of the time, it works out, but SOMETIMES...well, we have all had THAT experience! When I mix the New Color Tuesday mixes, I mix the entire month at the same time (that way it...

  25. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! March Brings the Soufflé™ Shamrock Green - Pt 2

    The top row of the large photo contains the 3 colors that I'm mixing with the Shamrock 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 Shamrock. I'm mixing again this week with Sculpey Premo™ metallics and Sculpey Soufflé™ Shamrock. I wish you could...

  26. Kate

    The Claying Experience – Try It!

    Six ways to enrich your life with claying There's more to claying than just creating something pretty (though that's a pretty good reason on its own!) Check out six reasons to get your hands on some clay supplies and get to work! Host a craft night for a new way to gather your friends Get the gang together for a...

  27. Jennifer Courington

    Where to Find Polymer Clay Tutorials

    Pulling out some Sculpey clay is the perfect idea for a rainy day inside or a weekend full of crafting. The possibilities of what you can create are truly limitless — so much so that you might not know where to start. It might be helpful for you to take some time and look around your home, office and car...

  28. Jennifer Courington

    How to Make a Polymer Clay Transfer

    If you've ever wondered whether you can transfer printed designs to your polymer clay projects, the great news is — you absolutely can! We'll show you how to use two different methods to turn your printed photos, patterns, designs and illustrations into durable clay decorations. Learn how to embellish a clay craft, start to finish, in one afternoon by turning...

  29. Jennifer Courington

    7 Tools Every Polymer Clay Artist Should Own

    Crafting with polymer clay is easier when you have the right set of tools. Whether you're a new polymer clay artist or you've been crafting for years, you'll want to make sure you have these essentials on hand. 1. Ceramic Tile and Mats A ceramic tile or work mat is perfect for polymer clay artists because it offers a completely flat surface to...

  30. Jennifer Courington

    How to Make a Keepsake Frame

    Those who have young children know that a keepsake frame or ornament is a great way to remember the days that go by too fast. With the right tools, you can make a DIY clay impression frame in a few simple steps. The easiest way to complete your project is to pick up a DIY picture frame kit with oven-bake clay. Steps to Making...

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