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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. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. Jennifer Courington

    15 Tips for Craft Room Organization

    If there's one thing crafters crave, it's a better organizational solution for the ever-growing collections of crafting supplies. Whether you scrapbook, paint, knit or shape clay, your craft room is a sanctuary where you bring your creative ideas to life.  Discover how to organize and store craft supplies for all your hobbies, even if you're short on space and budget. We've...

  15. Jennifer Courington

    12 tips for setting Up a Craft Room

    Whether you're looking to refresh your existing craft room, repurpose your space or build a new room from the ground up, we've got all the tips you need to create your dream craft room! After all, designing a craft room should be a fun experience — so save a few steps and get right to expert designing with this guide. With...

  16. Jennifer Courington

    6 Benefits of Non-Drying Clay

    While most clays are designed to cure into a hardened, permanent state after they are shaped, some clays are made to stay workable forever — in other words, the clay never dries! Non-drying modeling clay, also called non-dry clay, is a unique material developed for reusability. If you're wondering why a crafter would be interested in clay that can't dry...

  17. Jennifer Courington

    Polymer Clay Glossary

    Whether you're new to the world of clay crafts or a seasoned clayer, it's helpful to recognize all the unique words polymer clay crafters use. This glossary will improve your vocabulary so you can easily follow tutorials and make reading about different claying methods a breeze.  We organized this list of the best polymer clay terms to know so you can boost your...

  18. Jennifer Courington

    How to Make Uniform Polymer Clay Creations

    Polymer clay gives you the creative freedom to create anything you want. When you're making a batch of beads or a few jewelry pieces, you want the same, great results each time. You can make uniform clay creations with the right tools and techniques.  1. Measure the Same Amount of Clay  Before you start crafting, measure out the amount of...

  19. Syndee Holt

    Mixing the Color of the Year - Very Peri

    The Pantone Color of the Year for 2022 is Very Peri. It is a cool kind of ultra-violet blue tone with just a touch of grey to tone it down. Actually, this was one of the "half mourning" colors that Victorian ladies wore after a year of total mourning. (Yes, I read a LOT of Victorian mysteries) I guess it...

  20. Jennifer Courington

    The Best Adult Craft Kits for Those Nights In

    When you want to enjoy a relaxing night in or have nothing to one fine evening, crafting can be the perfect solo or group activity to help you unwind and have fun. After all, craft nights aren't just for the kids — adults deserve art and craft time, too!  Crafting is so much more than just a creative outlet. Taking...

  21. Jennifer Courington

    How to Make and Insert Glass Eyes in Polymer Clay

    If you're looking for tips to add glass eyes to dolls, figures and other polymer clay projects, you've come to the right place! We'll show you how to make glass eyes of any size, step by step, using two different methods. Ready to make glossy, realistic eyes that'll take your projects from good to great? Grab your polymer clay and...

  22. Jennifer Courington

    How to Make Crystal Jewelry With Polymer Clay

    Do you like being a little adventurous when it comes to mixing a variety of materials to make extraordinary clay projects like jewelry and small ornaments? It's tons of fun to include accessories like crystals and faux gemstones into baked polymer clay pieces.  Below are some easy tips to make sure you get the effects you want when adding a...

  23. Jennifer Courington

    How to Seal Polymer Clay

    Once you've created and cured your polymer clay creation, it's time to add the finishing touches. Sealing polymer clay is an optional step that lets you enhance your creation's appearance. If you decide to seal your clay project, you can choose from plenty of options to achieve your desired look.  1. Choose a Sealant  The first step is deciding how...

  24. Jennifer Courington

    How to Make a Crafting Gift Basket

    How to Make a Crafting Gift Basket If you have crafters in your life, a homemade craft gift basket is the ideal way to celebrate a holiday, birthday or any occasion. Crafters love new supplies, and you can customize your craft basket gift to be a truly unique and thoughtful present for a special someone. The possibilities are endless with...

  25. Jennifer Courington

    How to Make Molds of Your Creations

    If you're wondering how to create multiple identical pieces of your polymer clay creations, you've come to the right place! This guide explores how to make molds of your creations to simplify and improve your claying process. Learn how to make silicone molds that you can use with polymer clay to make duplicates and add detail to designs. Let's get started! Purpose of Mold...

  26. Jennifer Courington

    How to Use Liquid Clay

    As you explore all the different types of polymer clay products to use at home, you may notice one that stands out from the rest because, unlike the rest, it comes in a bottle. You may be wondering what you can do with this exciting liquid version of clay, and the answer is quite a lot!  Learn how to make...

  27. Jennifer Courington

    How to Store Polymer Clay in Your Craft Room

    Polymer clay is a versatile medium crafters love. You can create everything from figurines to magnets, jewelry and more with beautiful details. Polymer clay typically comes in small packets so you often use up all the clay you buy at once. If you have any leftovers, however, you'll need to store them correctly. Polymer clay does not contain solvents or...

  28. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! More Color Mixing with Sculpey Premo™ Copper Mixes: Pt 2

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

  29. Jennifer Courington

    The Different Kinds of Polymer Clay Tools for Beginners

    If you're new to the world of polymer clay crafting, welcome! With so many tools and resources to choose from, we understand it may feel a little overwhelming, so we've created this easy-to-follow list of recommended tools just for you, curated by seasoned Sculpey® clayers. This beginner's guide to polymer clay tools will help you simplify and improve your clay...

  30. Jennifer Courington

    5 Festive Thanksgiving Crafts Made With Polymer Clay

    It's that time of year when turkeys, pumpkins and other festive signs of the season pop up. What better way to celebrate than to create unique clay crafts you can enjoy and use to decorate your space year after year? With Sculpey® products, you can design stunning crafts for Thanksgiving whether you’re an experienced crafter or are attempting your first project...

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