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  1. Sculpey Design Squad

    10 Surprising Facts About Polymer Clay

    Table of Contents: 1. It’s Non-Toxic 2. It Dries Faster Than Air-Dry Clay 3. It Doesn’t Shrink or Expand 4. It Doesn’t Fade 5. It Will Not Dry Out 6. It Is Durable 7. Storage Is Easy 8. Do Not Overbake 9. Easy Cleanup 10. Small Bars Go a Long Way Shop Sculpey Products Today Since its creation, polymer clay...

  2. Sculpey Design Squad

    Sculpey for Beginners

    Table of Contents: What Is Polymer Clay? What Types of Polymer Clay Are There? What Can I Create With Polymer Clay? What Polymer Clay Tools Do I Need? How Do I Bake Clay? Where Can I Find Clay Inspiration? Learn to Make Polymer Clay Jewelry Sculpey polymer clay is fun to use and extremely versatile. Anyone can work with polymer...

  3. Claire Maunsell

    NEW LOOK STRATA BEADS by Claire Maunsell

    For today’s post I thought it would be fun to update a classic hollow bead technique that I’ve used for many years by using the delicious new bright colours in the Souffle line. I was sent some of these to try (along with some other fun stuff – thanks Polyform!) and I think they are just the thing for me...

  4. Sculpey Design Squad

    New Color Tuesday! But Do They Get Along? Pt 3

    I decided I wanted to see how these vibrant new colors play with Souffle Igloo to create pastel. Again, I was surprised that they reacted like any other color (don't ask my WHY I think it would be different - no idea!) And I really liked the addition of the Igloo to the original color palette as well as a...

  5. Sculpey Design Squad

    Translucent clay components: Colour Inside and Colour Outside

    When I first began exploring polymer I was coming from years working with hot glass. You can imagine how excited I was to find that translucent clay existed in a few varieties in the Polyform line! I found it was a natural progression from sandblasted glass to translucent polymer clay. It’s very easy to add small amounts of colour to...

  6. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! But Do They Get Along? Pt 1

    I've been mixing the new Souffle colors with the Premo Accents Pearls, but I thought it might be a good idea to mix them with their Souffle teammates. So this month, I'm mixing Mandarin, Grape and Raspberry with existing Souffle colors, starting with Cinnamon this week. Now it's no secret that you can Ochre pretty much any color by mixing...

  7. Sculpey Design Squad

    How Did You Do? Oven Bake Clay Quiz Answers

    1.       True or False – you can mix new colors using our current colors of clay?               Answer- True! Sculpey oven bake clays come in hundreds of amazing bright colors but the best part is that you can create your own unique shades by mixing them together! 2.       True or False – You use a kiln to cure polymer clay?        ...

  8. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday- Ohh, These Colors! Pt 5

    Okay, Cornflower is a Super Hero of color - Look at that range of mixed colors it produced? Blue, grey, bronze and green? Whaaaat??? I'm going to take this color SERIOUSLY!! I love the color actually- it doesn't seem to have a black tint to it like I feel most dark blues have. Check out these sub-palettes: #1 Wow! Look...

  9. Anke Humpert

    My Favorite Technique to do using Polymer Clay

    By: Anke Humpert My favorite technique in polymer clay is a very simple one. I learned it from Donna Kato and I have used it ever since. It´s easy to make but very versatile. And you don’t need a lot of tools: You need at least two colors of clay, but you can use more if you want to. I...

  10. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday - Ohhh, These Colors! Pt 4

    If you had told me that Raspberry would be my current favorite color, well, I would have laughed at that nonsense. But...it is! I can't stop using it! It can go from intense color to a beautiful subdued range of pinks. To the sub-palettes! #1 Classy transition palette from Summer to Fall right? I want to make a bunch of...

  11. Sculpey Design Squad

    Where to Bake Polymer Clay

    Creating polymer clay sculptures is a great way to engage your child's imagination — and yours, too! The clay starts out soft and moldable, but once you bake it, the polymers fuse and harden. Magic! If you've never worked with polymer clay before, you might have some questions about the process of baking it. That's why we created this "how...

  12. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday - Ohhh These Colors! Pt 3

    I love this new member of the purple family - Souffle Grape. It's very, well purple, but it's not a somber color and look at those amazing mixes! And look at how strong the Grape mix is with Pearl! I'm gonna use all four of these mixes for sure! #1 What a classic combo! And that Gold/Grape mix is going...

  13. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday - Ohhh These Colors! Pt 2

    Multiple shades of Green? YES!!! Metallic greens? YES YES!! Souffle Shamrock is such a fun color, I immediately ran out of the little bit I was given and I'm anxiously awaiting it's release so I can restock. This is going to be a great mix color and an outstanding color on it's own. To the sub-palettes: #1 Oh yeah, I...

  14. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday - Ohhh, these colors! Pt 1

    Once again, I got tricked! When I first got the new Souffle Colors, my eyebrows went up - and once again, I can't live without these colors! This month I'm mixing each of the 5 new colors with 2 Metallics and 2 Souffle colors. Let's see what happens! This week I'm mixing the new Souffle color, Mandarin, with Pearl, Latte...

  15. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday - 18kPt 4

    This week I mixed with what I call my neutrals. There wasn't any really surprises here except how well the Poppy Seed influenced the 18k. That is a beautiful RICH color! Now to the sub-palettes! #1 -a classic combo #2 Ohhh, this is a different take on a classic - i like it! The smooth Latte really grounds the sparkle...

  16. Sculpey Design Squad

    How to Make Cute Polymer Charms

    This guide is for you if you are wanting to get into making cute clay charms out of polymer clay or have already started and consider yourself a beginner. I have been making kawaii style charms since I first picked up my first blocks of clay in 2012 and have learnt lots along the way, so I hope you get...

  17. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday-18k Pt 2

    Ahh, it's the Souffle blues and greens week - just in time for St. Patrick's Day! (my mother was a Murphy) I'm still amazed that Pistachio, even at a 1:4 ratio, still makes itself known. And who would guess that Jade would almost bow out while Sea Glass definitely holds it own (and I love that metallic green it creates...

  18. Sculpey Design Squad

    Understanding Terracotta Clay

    It doesn't matter if you're new to clay or you've been working with this medium for many years. With so many types of clay out there, it can be hard to remember exactly how they're similar or what their unique characteristics are. Terracotta and polymer clays represent two different types. If you're new to this craft, or even if you...

  19. Sculpey Design Squad

    The Difference Between Polymer Clay and Air Dry Clay

    Table of Contents: What is Polymer Clay Air Dry Vs. Polymer Clay Benefits of Polymer Clay Find Sculpey® Clay Online Benefits of Air-Dry Clay Find Sculpey Air-Dry™ Online Shop Sculpey® Polymer and Air-Dry Clay Online Have you been thinking about getting into clay crafting? Or, maybe you've been clay crafting for a while and are learning about different tools and...

  20. Sculpey Design Squad

    Sculpey® Horns

    When you work with clay, you have endless possibilities in the types of pieces you can create. Your only limit in this unique craft is your imagination! When you use Sculpey® clay and our specialized tools, you can make just about anything. If you're looking for unique new ideas for Sculpey® clay, try making clay horns! From fun headbands to...

  21. Rachel Hateley

    Mixing Brands of Clay by Rachel Hateley

    I have found that with the many years I've been sharing my polymer clay work online I often get a lot of questions about different the techniques and processes I use, which is great because crafters are trying to learn new things and further improve their skills. Some of these questions are quite advanced and some we can consider quite...

  22. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! All That Glitters Pt 3

    These are interesting! Again, you can clearly see what each of the Glitters bring to the table in terms of warm/coolness. I think the Rose GG/Turnip is my favorite! I kinda want that in nail polish.. To the sub-palettes! #1 Yes! I would totally use this sub palette - especially for jewelry, but I can also envision these colors on...

  23. Jenny Sorensen

    Polymer Clay Color Mixing By Jenny Sorensen

    One of the best things about Sculpey polymer clay is experimenting with all the amazing colors that are available.  By taking some notes as I blend my own colors, I can easily recreate them. I’ll share some of the ways I take my colors to the next level and create a completely customized palette. Here is an exercise that will...

  24. Syndee Holt

    My Souffle Fan Mail

    I am probably the biggest fan of Souffle out there! (and you probably already gathered that from all my posts..LOL) It wasn't always that way.... Part of what I do for Sculpey is create projects with the new products and items for the packaging photos.  I also like to say that it's my job to try to break the new product ...

  25. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Well Hello New Year

                                  Looking for a way to get a slightly more pastel color, maybe a little sparkle as well? My method to do this is to mix with either Premo Accents 18k (for a warm tone) or Premo Accents Silver (for a cooler tone).  So this month...

  26. Megan Durocher

    Becoming a Sculptor

    by Megan Durocher We all have someone who inspires us. For me, that was my stepfather, Dennis. While he was on hospice, I took care of him. During this time, he told me that I needed to do something for myself as well. I tried to think of things that I could pursue and find time for while still being...

  27. Sculpey Design Squad

    Boho Ornaments

    Today, let’s talk about some of the latest Sculpey products : The Sculpey Silicone Mandala Mold I discovered it a few months ago and « loved it at first sight ». The goal is simple : add some Liquid Sculpey in it, cure it and you’ll have very beautiful and detailed lace doilies in polymer clay. (and you can trust me, it is SO...

  28. Sculpey Design Squad

    Personalized Wine Glasses and Charms with Sculpey and Dremel

    We are kicking off the holiday season with a fun DIY wine glass and charm project!  These are perfect for holiday parties and would make an amazing hostess gift!  Giving personalized gifts are the ultimate way to show your family and friends how much you appreciate them! We teamed up with our friends at Dremel to create the perfect set...

  29. Sculpey Design Squad

    How Should I Finish My Pieces?

    By Fancy Puppet Today, I’d like to share with you one of my biggest dilemma in creation : How do I have to finish this nice piece ? Do I want a shiny finish ? Something very glossy ? Matte ? Which process ? Sanding and buffing ? with or without wax ? Or, varnish, maybe ? It depends of many features on my creations. Finishing Techniques for Polymer Clay Jewelry...

  30. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Pumpkin Souffle Pt 4

    Anytime I mix with a pinkish color, I now I'm going to get a make-up palette of colors - this is sort of a highlight/contour palette?  I really like the Guava color - I think it's kind of a magical color because it looks bubblegum pink in the package, but when it's cured it has a warm/orangish undertone to it. ...

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