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  1. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing Premo™- Coral 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. Wow! I think I have a Fall tablecloth with ALL of these colors in it...

  2. Syndee Holt

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

    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. Okay, did you guess last weeks Mystery Color correctly? I'm pretty sure you knew it...

  3. Syndee Holt

    Sculpey Premo™ ??? Mystery NEW 1:1 Color Mixes

    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. I couldn’t WAIT!! Sculpey is releasing a brand new Sculpey Premo™ color this month and...

  4. Jennifer Courington

    Using Sculpey kits to Make Clay Jewelry

    Techniques for Making Polymer Clay Jewelry Sculpey® Kits for making jewelry have everything you need to create beautiful pieces. For some, making polymer clay jewelry may be preferred over other claying techniques. On the other hand, you may be completely new to the art of jewelry making and want to know more about how to work with clay.  Polymer clay is...

  5. Jennifer Courington

    Hide Flaws in Polymer Clay With Sculpey Tools™ Texture Sheets

    Hide Flaws in Polymer Clay With Sculpey Tools™ Texture Sheets Sometimes, flaws can crop up on your polymer clay creations, often seemingly out of nowhere. These imperfections can show up in the forms of small air bubbles, often called "The Bumpies," or fingernail dings and fingerprints.  By applying a uniform texture to the surface of your polymer clay creations, you can...

  6. Jennifer Courington

    Choosing Silkscreen Designs for Polymer Clay 

    Choosing Silkscreen Designs for Polymer Clay  Silkscreen stencils are an excellent way to add design elements to raw polymer clay with chalk, paint and mica powders. You can then make a myriad of designs — everything from complex rolled and shaped forms to simple flat pendants — from the unbaked clay.  Polymer crafters can even use silkscreen images as the...

  7. Jennifer Courington

    Different Types of Polymer Clay Tools and How to Use Them

    Benefits of Having Polymer Clay Tools Claying is a fun and accessible hobby for crafters of all ages. Many household items can double as your crafting tools. However, having specialized clay tools lets you enjoy claying to the fullest. They're a good investment to make if you expect to craft frequently. Your clay tools will help you: - Improve faster: Whether you're...

  8. Jennifer Courington

    Tips for Working with Deluxe Handprint Keepsake Kits

    Deluxe Handprint Keepsake Kits: Tips for Working With Polymer Clay There's nothing quite as precious as a newborn baby — they really do grow so fast! Sculpey® is thrilled to offer Keepsake Oven Bake Clay Kits to help parents remember how small their infants were when they entered the world. Clay products only require infants to remain still for short...

  9. Jennifer Courington

    What Is the Difference Between Modeling Clay and Polymer Clay?

    What Is the Difference Between Modeling Clay and Polymer Clay? One of the Sculpey® lines of modeling clays, Sculpey Non-Dry™ has many characteristics that set it apart from other types of clay. Both modeling clay and polymer clay have their uses in arts and crafts, but the way they perform differs significantly.  Drying Characteristics Sculpey non hardening clay was designed for...

  10. Jennifer Courington

    What is Liquid Polymer Clay and How is it Used?

    What Is Liquid Polymer Clay? Liquid Sculpey is just what its name implies — polymer clay in liquid form, sold in squeeze bottles. This liquid also makes an excellent bakeable polymer clay glue to enhance the bond between other pieces of clay. When cured with heat, liquid polymer clay mimics its solid counterpart and forms a flexible yet solid mass...

  11. Jennifer Courington

    What Are Polymer Clay Multipacks?

    What Are Polymer Clay Multipacks? Loved by crafters, polymer clay is a type of modeling clay made from a synthetic plastic polymer. Composed of resins, polymers, coloring agents, and other fillers, polymer clay is a versatile material that retains its size and beautiful coloring even after the baking process.  Sculpey® polymer clays come in a variety of bright hues, textures...

  12. Jennifer Courington

    Different Types of Super Sculpey®

    Different Types of Super Sculpey® Super Sculpey® is loved by both crafters and doll makers and comes in three different types. There are differences in the types of Super Sculpey® so it is important to understand the differences before choosing which type you want to use for your project. Read on to find out the differences between the types of...

  13. Jennifer Courington

    What to Make With Original Sculpey® Clay

    Benefits of Original Sculpey® Original Sculpey® is pliable and inexpensive, making it a popular choice for both experienced and beginner crafters. It is smooth, non-sticky, non-staining, non-toxic and resistant to shrinking.  After baking, Original Sculpey® polymer clay will become permanently hard, standing up to chipping, cracking and crumbling.  What to Make With Original Sculpey® Clay So what can you make with...

  14. Jennifer Courington

    Sculpey® Bake Shop for Kids

    Why Sculpey® Bake Shop Is Ideal for Kids  Whether you're a teacher inspiring the classroom or a parent introducing your children to a new hobby, Sculpey® Bake Shop is the perfect clay for kids. This clay will bring the whole family together — it's an excellent way to enjoy a family experience and create fun mementos of your time together...

  15. Jennifer Courington

    Working with Sculpey® Soufflé™

    Features of Soufflé™ Clay  Sculpey® Soufflé™ is versatile and can be used for a large variety of projects. Some key features of this clay include that it is: LightweightFlexibleExtremely strongHold shapes easily Has a suede-like finish Learn more about how to work with Sculpey® Soufflé™ by reading on. How to Work With Sculpey® Soufflé™ Clay  Ensure your hands and work...

  16. Jennifer Courington

    Creating with Sculpey Premo™

    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...

  17. Jennifer Courington

    Sculpey® III: Ideal for Beginners and Kids

    Sculpey® III for Beginners and Kids Sculpey® III is perfect for first-time crafters and kids due to its soft, easy-to-use texture. This oven-bake clay: - Will stay soft until baked in your home oven.- Can be stored and reused — will not dry out!- Is easy to clean, bend and manipulate, making it a great introduction to crafting.- Can be...

  18. Jennifer Courington

    What is Polymer Clay?

    What is Polymer Clay? Polymer clay is an umbrella term for a family of human-made clays that are pliable and soft until baked or heated, at which point they assume a permanently hard state. It is a type of oven-bake modeling clay composed of resins, polymers, fillers, and coloring agents. Available in a multitude of colors, including glow-in-the-dark, metallics, and...

  19. Cindy Luo

    Finding Inspiration and Working Thru Creative Blocks

    A lot of creatives straddle with the back-and-forth of their inspiration. It’s a mystical thing, a unicorn that peeks its head from behind an old tree you’ve walked by for years, and suddenly you’re looking at it with an entirely different perspective. However, that tree has always been as it was, only cloaked by a fleeting magic called inspiration. When...

  20. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing Sculpey Premo™ Indigo Metallic - Pt 4

    Well, I am having a BLAST mixing this new metallic color with the existing metallics and this week is NO exception! I am intrigued how this color manages to push the gorgeous metallic through each color. This Copper/Indigo Metallic is NOT a marbled color, but the way the light played on it caused the copper mica to show in some...

  21. Precious Nunez

    Useful Tools for Every Clayer

    Whether you’re a beginner or been sculpting for some time, using tools to help you create your piece is essential. From adding small details, conditioning clay, slab making, and much more; you can pretty much do anything! Here are a few tools that I use for just about any project that will be sure to help you on your clay...

  22. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing Sculpey Premo™ Indigo Metallic Pt 3

    Well, I HAD to take this new Sculpey Premo™ Indigo Metallic for a walk on the wilder side with some of my favorite Wild Card Premo colors. Apricot (yummy!), Wasabi (always up for a surprise), and Fuschia (YES, Fuschia can really cause some exciting things to happen in color mixing). The Apricot/Indigo Metallic mix surprised me the most. I was...

  23. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing Sculpey Premo™ Indigo Metallic - Pt 2

    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. Purple Pearl and Indigo Metallic 1:1 creates a Violet Metallic that is really a WOW...

  24. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing Sculpey Premo™ Indigo Metallic- Pt 1

    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. This is one gorgeous color all on its own, but when I started to mix...

  25. Precious Nunez

    Tips and Tricks for Creating Well-Made Items

    Hello, my name is Precious Nunez. I am a longtime lover of polymer clay and run my own business selling my various clay creations. I’m here to help and give you some simple tips & tricks when it comes to Polymer Clay. In this blog post, I share with you on how you can make your pieces durable and last...

  26. Jennifer Courington

    Using Polymer Clay in Fish Tanks or Snow Globes

    Using Polymer Clay in Fish Tanks or Snow Globes Being a pet parent isn’t relegated to having a pooch or a kitty as your best friend. Many pet enthusiasts love their fish, snails and other aquarium creatures just as much as any other pet! You can give your swimmers some variety in their tanks in the form of decorations. This...

  27. Jennifer Courington

    Clay Expiration and Storage Tips

    Clay Expiration and Storage Tips Many everyday products like milk, eggs and bread have a shelf life, which means they're unusable after a certain amount of time has passed. If you're a crafter, you probably have the same questions about your materials and how long they last, like polymer clay. In this guide, we'll discuss the shelf life of this...

  28. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing Sculpey Soufflé™ Fiji 1:1 Mixes - Pt. 4

    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. Okay, are those fun mixes or WHAT?! I love all three of them. The Soufflé...

  29. Jennifer Courington

    Polymer Clay Techniques Based On Experience Level

    Polymer Clay Techniques Based On Experience Level If you've ever looked at a polymer clay craft and wondered how they made it look marbled, sparkly or textured, you've come to the right place! Clayers use specific polymer clay techniques to add pizazz to jewelry and other crafts.  Learn how to work with polymer clay to produce unique details and faux effects in...

  30. Jennifer Courington

    Beginner Tips for Working With Liquid Polymer Clay

    Beginner Tips for Working With Liquid Polymer Clay With so many polymer clay products to explore, you may notice one type that appears quite different because, unlike the rest, it comes in a bottle — liquid polymer clay. You can create tons of fun things with this fluid clay medium! The possibilities are endless with this unique claying resource, from...

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