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  1. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing Sculpey Premo™ Burnt Orange-Pt 4

    The top row of the large photo contains the 3 colors that I'm mixing with the Burnt Orange (OG) 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 Burnt Orange. Of course, any of these colors or mixes can be used in combination with...

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    Understanding Polymer Clay Glazes, Sealers and Varnishes

    You've made a one-of-a-kind vase, ornament or pendant out of polymer clay, and now it's baking in the oven to cure to completion. Once it cools, what comes next? Do you need to seal polymer clay before painting or using it, and, if so, which sealers are safe to use? After all that creative work, the last thing you want to...

  3. Heather Robertson

    Using Mixed Media with Polymer Clay

    Mixed media art is defined as a combination of different materials being used together to create one piece of art. If anything is added to polymer clay, then by definition a piece of mixed media art has been made. This could be as simple as adding a little paint, chalk, or ink to your piece, or more elaborate by adding...

  4. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing Sculpey Premo™ Burnt Orange Pt 3

    The top row of the large photo contains the 3 colors that I'm mixing with the Burnt Orange (OG) 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 Burnt Orange. Of course, any of these colors or mixes can be used in combination with...

  5. Heather Robertson

    How to Mix Clay Quickly and Easily

    Mixing clay can often seem like a big job and when you need to mix a lot of it, it can be tiring and put a lot of strain on your hands and tools. Below I will explain why I mix my clay and the method I use for mixing it quickly and easily. Why mix clay? There are several...

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    Wetting Polymer Clay

    Using quality polymer clays such as Sculpey Premo™, Sculpey III®, Sculpey® Soufflé and Super Sculpey® gives your imagination a chance to soar. We engineer our quality polymer clay to be supple and soft until your project is finished and you're ready to bake it in your home oven. Embrace your creativity to make jewelry, ornaments and anything else you imagine...

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    Does Air Dry Clay Break Easily?

    Sculpey air dry clay is durable when it's completely dried and cured. It has a different texture than polymer clays, appearing porous after curing. Unlike polymer clay, air dry clay does not require an oven. It cures in the air as it dries, making this clay ideal for camping, school projects and any crafters interested in experimenting with something new! Sculpey...

  8. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing Sculpey Premo™ Burnt Orange Pt 2

    The top row of the large photo contains the 3 colors that I'm mixing with the Burnt Orange (OG) 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 Burnt Orange. Of course, any of these colors or mixes can be used in combination with...

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    5 Ways Clay Crafts Help You Live Your Best Life

    (Bigger Brains, Lower Stress and more!) Creating with Sculpey has all sorts of benefits - creative outlet, productive use of time, even as a side-gig to make extra money! But did you know about these five other positive effects of claying with Sculpey? Crafts increase self-esteem! Research shows that visualizing, planning, working on and achieving a project increases feelings of...

  10. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing Sculpey Premo™ Burnt Orange Pt 1

    The top row of the large photo contains the 3 colors that I'm mixing with the Burnt Orange (OG) 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 Burnt Orange. Of course, any of these colors or mixes can be used in combination with...

  11. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Peacock Pearl Mix Highlights Pt 4

    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...

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    Everything You Need to Know About Oven-Bake Clay

    Working with oven-bake clay is a fun and versatile activity for adults and kids alike! It comes in many different colors and consistencies for all of your project ideas. If you're new to using oven-bake clay, you have so much to explore!  From designing jewelry to making personalized gifts, you can let your imagination run wild. This guide will explain oven-bake...

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    Polymer Clay and Essential Oils

    Essential oils come in countless fragrances. They run the gamut from fresh scents like lemon and cinnamon to earthy aromas like sandalwood and patchouli. Is it any wonder that so many homes have at least one essential oil diffuser? As a clayer, you can experiment with essential oils in your crafts made of polymer clay. Below are some ways to...

  14. admin

    How to Make Fake Lava Rock With Your Polymer Clay

    It's impossible to mistake the unique look of lava rock with its pitted surface. However, you don't have to order actual lava rock to create jewelry and other projects.  Instead of investing in real lava rock, you can create fake lava rock using polymer clay. DIY polymer lava rock holds up well, can be any color you choose and remains...

  15. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Peacock Pearl Mix Highlights Pt 3

    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...

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    How to Make Switch Plate Covers With Polymer Clay

    Making your own polymer clay switch plates is a unique way to add personality and charm to your home. You can replace your plain switch plate and outlet covers with a custom clay version that matches the color scheme and style of the room.  Polymer clay comes in a wide range of different colors to create countless designs. You can...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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 —...

  20. admin

    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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. admin

    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...

  25. admin

    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...

  26. admin

    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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

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