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Introducing the 2019 Sculpey Design Squad

Syndee HoltJenny SorensenRachel HateleyAnke HumpertClaire MaunsellSherman ObersonKrithika ParthanTeresa SalgadoMo TiptonLynn YuhrAmy KoranekMaria Saracino

Read their blog posts and enjoy their projects, tips, techniques and creative uses of clays, tools and accessories. Their varied specialties and work styles will educate and inspire you.

New Color Tuesday! Spring Style Pt 5

Well, hey guess who almost forgot that it was Tuesday? Confinement brain here… So let’s get down to color mixing business here. I thought it would be interesting to look at the family of Souffle Blues, since it’s the most extensive range in the family. Cornflower (CF), Sea Glass (SG) and Robins Egg (RE). I

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New Color Tuesday! Souffle Spring Style Pt 4

Back to some lovely Spring-type pastel colors. I have to say, everytime I use Guava I develop such a color-crush on it! It’s a pink that I can live with! #1 I like how the Canary/Igloo gives a pop of warmth to the two cooler colors in this palette. The Canary/Igloo mix is a very

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New Color Tuesday – Souffle Spring Style Pt 3

Well, I had to feature a green on a New Color Tuesday that fell on St Patrick’s Day! I’ve never really thought about creating pastels from darker colors, but I really love these three pastel mixes. I’m not really one for the traditional pastels like pink, yellow (oh, I do like some of those), blue

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Attention to Detail – the Backside of Your Work is Important!

by Jana Honnerova If being an artist is your goal – you have to concentrate on every single detail of your work. Or even make it better than others…. I will write about the back side of the jewelry in this blog. When I started making jewelry, I was a newbie. I concentrated mostly on

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New Color Tuesday-Souffle Spring Style Pt 2

I have to say, right at the start – I’m all about that Cinnamon/Igloo mix! What an interesting color to team with out-of-the-package colors. I really like it with Sea Glass, Mandarin, even Cherry Pie and Royalty. I imagine it with Poppy Seed and Igloo for a super classic look as well. Okay – the

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New Color Tuesday – Souffle Spring Style Pt 1

It’s Pastel month here at Sculpey and since we are just launching a pastel pack of Premo, I thought it would be fun to create my NCT mixes this month with Souffle Igloo to create some easy Souffle pastels. The really fun part is that I have two weeks of traditional pastels created with the

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New Color Tuesday- A Hint of Blush Pt 4

I use Souffle clays so much that its like a class reunion for me mixing with Premo this month. “OHHH YEAH! I remember you Ecru!!! You haven’t changed a bit!” (When I was actually thinking to myself, it looks a little yellow around the gills – liver issues?) Since I live in the small town

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New Color Tuesday! A Hint of Blush- Pt 3

Oh yes, Mid-Century colors – right in my wheel house! Premo Sunshine is another color I tend to forget in my clay closet. And it doesn’t make sense, I’m all about sunny warm colors, but I’ll tell you a secret – I can’t keep yellows clean – any yellow is an instant dirt/clay scrap magnet

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How to Use Texture Sponges on Polymer Clay

Are you looking for ways to spice up your polymer clay projects with a splash of novelty or added creativity? If so, texture sponges make an excellent addition to your art studio. Apply texture to polymer clay with sponges that lend a classy, unique finish to any polymer clay project. What Are Texture Sponges? Texture

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Can You Paint on Polymer Clay?

A question we often receive is if you can use acrylic paint on polymer clay. The short answer is yes. You can apply acrylic paints to polymer clay and after baking. In fact, acrylic paints are the most popular choice for painting clay that’s already been cured in the oven. Do You Paint on Polymer

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New Color Tuesday- Just a Touch of Blush Pt 2

Okay, first of all – I really like Premo Blush and 18k Gold together! Granted, I think I like EVERY color with 18k Gold, but the Blush has the touch of warmth that matches 18k and a soothing, well, blush, to it. I always forget about Premo Sunshine, but then again, I always have trouble

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New Color Tuesday! Just a Touch of Blush Pt 1

Just a touch of Blush…I’m mixing with Premo again this month and looking at how Premo Blush does in mixes. I admit it, I DO tend to forget about the reds and pinks…well, especially the pinks. Hey, I’m a redhead that was raised that pink was like poison to redheads – we didn’t need to

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New Color Tuesday! A Spanish Olive in the Mix Pt 4

I mixed this week with Premo Turquoise – another forgotten clay in my clay closet. It’s an interesting color – you can change a color from warm to cool with just a little bit of Turquoise (see Spanish Olive above and that’s 1:1 and it’s still strong green!) The Copper mix is intriguing to me.

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My Liquid Sculpey Design and Exploration Journey Pt 2

In my first blog I talked about my beginning adventures with Liquid Clay (LS), including how I once “lost” it in my oven. Ohhh, and then Liquid Sculpey really got exciting (and easy!) when we discovered silicone molds! First I want to point out something – a matte mold will make a matte finish on

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New Color Tuesday- A Spanish Olive in the Mix – Pt 3

Ohhh, I”m mixing with Slate this week. This should be interesting…or a lot of nice mud. I wasn’t sure about this – and that’s my favorite kind of mixing to do. It turns out that Slate is quite a color tool! It’s a great way to tone down the vibrancy of a color – sort

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My Liquid Sculpey Design and Exploration Journey

I was asked to write about Liquid Sculpey and I thought, “What am I going to talk about? How to use it? When to use it? That’s pretty much been talked about already.” So I decided instead to take you on a little pictorial journey with me and my LS. Translucent Liquid Sculpey (which we

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Photo Gallery from syn’s Souffle Blog

Part of my job is to “break” new stuff. I threw everything I had at Souffle – transfer, silkscreen, pencil, ink, caning, molding, color mixing – it not only worked- it surpassed what I thought it *could* do if it worked! So here are some photos of the MANY things I waved at you in

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New Color Tuesday! A Spanish Olive in the Mix Pt 2

Well, Purple Pearl really came to the table to play! LOOK at those mix colors.. I love, love that warm grey, that deep ultraviolet purple and that pink mix is no shrinking violet. How did I let my Spanish Olive and Purple Pearl languish in my clay cabinet so long? #1 This is a classic

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New Color Tuesday-2019 Review Pt 4

I thought I would have some nice holiday colors today, since it’s Christmas Eve and the third eve of Hanukkah and we just celebrated the Winter Solstice a couple of days ago! This palette is from this September, when we were all just starting to get into the Fall Feeling! And it’s allllll my favorite,

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New Color Tuesday – 2019 Review Pt 3

I bet you can see why I included this mix from June. Yes, I love that deep bronze color that the Bronze/Shamrock combo created. I kind of shocked me when I saw it start blending to that color in the pasta machine. But I was also surprised that Cornflower and Shamrock darn near replicates Souffle

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Six Top Tools for Polymer Clay

Whether you have just started working with clay or you’re a seasoned pro, you’ll need some tools. Tools can smooth out your edges for a clean look, add lines of texture for a fun visual element, give your project a beautiful finish and more! Tools make the work easy and your final result professional. With

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Mica Powder vs. Glitter

If your clay project needs a little bit of shine and sparkle, glitter or mica powder will do the trick. However, though they may look the same, there is a difference between mica powder and glitter. These materials will work differently on polymer clay, so clayers need to know which sparkly material is best for their

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Adding Curves to Polymer Clay Pieces

For some of your polymer clay projects, you may want to give the piece a curve. The curve may serve a practical purpose, like when making a bracelet. Curves also add a nice aesthetic touch, such as making a leaf look realistic. Baking curves into polymer clay is easy to do and will transform your

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Baking Polymer Clay in Cornstarch or Baking Soda

You’ve got your polymer clay creation finally perfected. You smoothed out the edges and got that swirl to sit just right. It’s finally time for the oven. You know that if you place it on a pan, you’ll have a smooth, shiny spot where it was resting, and you’re also worried that it will roll

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Creating Armature That Supports Your Sculpts

In my last blog I gave you a method for creating a simple body armature for an art Doll. Today I want to talk about the armature that supports your sculpt. Let’s start with the obvious. Aluminum foil is without a doubt, indispensable as an armature for any polymer clay artist. It has an expansion

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New Color Tuesday 2019 Roundup Pt 2

THIS IS MY FAVORITE PALLET FOR 2019! That #1 mix has been mixed and remixed at least twice and used to create necklaces, bracelets. I love these colors. You really can’t see in the photos but there is a soft sheen in all the mix colors from the Copper. when you mix a Souffle color

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