Before you work with any kind of polymer clay, it's important to keep a few considerations in mind to ensure a seamless crafting experience. Here's a few simple tips to get started!
1. Use Baby Wipes
Baby wipes are invaluable when working with polymer clay. Use them to clean your tools, work surface and remove the oily, waxy residue from your hands.
2. Invest in an Oven Thermometer
Cooking your clay pieces at the correct temperature is essential, and investing in an oven thermometer will help you achieve this. Because cooking times and temperatures vary based on the clay's brand and thickness, we suggest checking out our FAQ page.
3. Stay Away From Spray Paint, Nail Polish and Solvents
It may have crossed your mind to use clear nail polish as a glaze on your Sculpey® creations. Don't do it! The solvent in nail polish will dissolve and soften polymer clay over time, causing it to become gooey and sticky. This is also the case with most paints in spray cans, solvent-based paints and varnishes, as they will either remain sticky or degrade your clay.
DIY Home Craft Ideas From Sculpey®
If you're looking for a way to spend some quality time with family or want to unwind after a stressful day, look no further than DIY home craft ideas from Sculpey®. These crafts, including the Liquid Sculpey® Happy Rain Cloud, can be used to decorate your space or can be made as gifts for family and friends:
- Sculpey Premo™ Granite & Gold Coasters
- Sculpey III® Layered Snowflake Ornament
- Liquid Sculpey® and Sculpey Premo™ Lace Napkin Ring
- Sculpey III® and Liquid Sculpey® Mandalagon Frame
For step-by-step instructions on how to make your very own happy rain cloud, visit our projects page today.
Add a Little Wonder With Liquid Sculpey® Today
As a versatile medium, polymer clay has endless applications and uses. From chic wall art, ornaments and home decor items to handmade jewelry and figurines, Sculpey® is an easy-to-use crafting option.
Sculpey® offers the most innovative clay on the market with the best features and color palettes. For over 50 years, we've provided fun and innovative tools, accessories and mediums designed for all your polymer clay creations.
Experience a different kind of polymer clay with Liquid Sculpey®. We invite you to browse our tools and accessories made for polymer clay and explore our clay lines to order your Liquid Sculpey® today. For questions on how to best use liquid polymer clay, feel free to visit our FAQ page to learn more!