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    How to Clean Your Clay Tools

    Working with clay is an enjoyable activity — but eventually, your tools will become pretty messy. You might find that your polymer clay tools start to get a little sticky and covered in gunk after some claying sessions. This clay residue can build up, making your tools feel a little gross and look dingy. You may have tried using soap and water...

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    Polymer Clay Earrings 101

    7 tips for creating earrings from Sculpey clay! What's the best clay to use? Sculpey Premo: Strong, flexible and includes special finishes like Granite, Glitters and MetallicsSculpey Souffle: Lightweight with a suede-like finishLiquid Sculpey: Lightweight and flexible once bakedHow to bake clay for jewelry:Sculpey clay is safe to bake in your home oven!Always preheat your oven before bakingAlways use an...

  3. Ace Clay

    When to Use What Super Sculpey by Ace of Clay

    My go-to Sculpey clays are always the Super Sculpey line. I use Super Sculpey Original and Firm the most. I love using both clays together on one project to take advantage of their different properties. While both clays can be used to create entire sculptures alone, using them for different areas will make the job easier so that you can...

  4. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing Sculpey Premo™ Forest Green - Pt 2

    I HAD to do some more mixes with the metallics. That Sunset Pearl mix was so cool looking as marbled colors that I left it just a tiny bit marbled for you to see! The top row of the large photo contains the 3 colors that I'm mixing with the Forest Green (FG) on the far right. The bottom 3...

  5. Ace Clay

    Sculpting Tips with Ace of Clay

    Whether you’re new to polymer clay or you’ve been sculpting for years, there is always something new to learn. Whether it’s a new technique to make your art look even better or a tip to get a job done more quickly, the world of Sculpey is endless. I am going to share some of my favorite tips that I use...

  6. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing Sculpey Premo™ Forest Green - Pt 1

    If you have been able to catch any of my Zoom "What's New" presentations you know that I'm fascinated with this color and how it mixes. LOOK AT HOW IT MIXES WITH THESE METALLICS! Of course any of these colors or mixes can be used in combination with any other colors you wish, but I've picked 3 palettes of colors...

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    5 DIY Gifts for Brightening Your Office Space

    Whether you’re telecommuting or sharing a “cubbie” space with your co-workers, a little personality can go a long way! Show your style or share a smile with these fun DIY Office gifts – we’ve included the easy how-to instructions in the links below! 1) Keep your important people close at mind with this adorable (and delicious looking!) macaron photo holder...

  8. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing Sculpey Soufflé™ Yellow Ochre- Pt 5

    Well of course I had to see how the new Sculpey Soufflé™ played with some of the Sculpey Premo™ metallics! Normally, I would have one of the golds in the trio, but I decided to mix it up and use Premo™ Pearl instead - and it didn't disappoint! It created a color very similar to 18K but with the mica...

  9. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing Sculpey Soufflé™ Yellow Ochre- Pt 4

    There is not a color in that palette that doesn't work well with all the others! And OHHHHH! That Soufflé™ Guava/Yellow Ochre mix is my Color for Summer for sure! Of course any of these colors or mixes can be used in combination with any other colors you wish, but I've picked 3 palettes of colors using ONLY the original...

  10. Cindi McGee

    Tips for Beginner Clay Artists

    Back when I first began working with clay, I had no idea about the true possibilities it had.  When I began to discover them, it was honestly overwhelming. Start where you are comfortable – with a simple project, and let your creative muse free to spread their wings and fly.  Experiment. Don’t be afraid of mistakes. We all make what...

  11. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing Sculpey Soufflé™ Yellow Ochre - Pt 3

    Okay, first of all, I never would have imagined that Sculpey Soufflé™ Raspberry, Concrete and Poppy Seed could create such a dynamic color palette! And then the new Yellow Ochre adds just the right amount of POP to the palette! Of course any of these colors or mixes can be used in combination with any other colors you wish, but...

  12. Cindi McGee

    Pattern to Polymer - My Obsession

    For the last two years or so, I’ve been having vision problems. I literally see everything, and I mean everything, in terms of how I could translate the pattern to polymer. Photos, fashion (fabric, shoes, you name it), home décor, mixed-media art, things in nature; my mind begins envisioning how I could recreate what I see in clay. Most of...

  13. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing Sculpey Soufflé™ Yellow Ochre - Pt 2

    I threw some curveballs to my Sculpey Soufflé™ Yellow Ochre this week with the color I chose. I kind of guessed that I would get some form of green when I mixed the Ochre with Cornflower. Pistachio is one of my wild cards - I guessed some form of light green and I was correct! Royalty surprised me with a...

  14. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing Sculpey Soufflé™ Yellow Ochre - Pt 1

    I was sooo excited when I received my box that contained the new Sculpey Soufflé™ Yellow Ochre (which I will refer to as just "Ochre" in the photos). I have pestered Sculpey forever to create this color. Not only does it hold its own in designs, but it is such a great mix color as well - it's like adding...

  15. Syndee Holt

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

    Well, of course I had to try my new favorite color with my favorite clay, Sculpey Soufflé™ ! And I am loving the results! Of course any of these colors or mixes can be used in combination with any other colors you wish, but I've picked 3 palettes of colors using ONLY the original colors and their mixes above. #1...

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    Easy Polymer Crafts for Little Ones

    Sculpey oven-bake clay is a fun and easy craft for kids. With a variety of styles and colors, our polymer clay is perfect for any project. Your imagination is the limit!  Using their hands to create something of their own is a great way for kids to express themselves and explore their creativity. Whether it's for a cozy rainy day...

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    The History of Polymer Clay

    You know Sculpey oven-bake clay as the fun and colorful material you use to make crafts, jewelry and other unique creations. But where did it come from? Polymer clay has a fascinating history that may surprise you! What Is Polymer Clay? Polymer clay is a synthetic modeling material, not an earth clay. It comes from polyvinyl chloride (PVC), the third...

  18. Anke Humpert

    Preparing to Teach an Online Class for Artists - Pt 2

    Testing the lighting for an online class that was going to take place live and during the night time where I live. After having my script ready and knowing all my guidelines, it´s time to get the set up for the recording and test it. With the devices we all have today, we already have the basic equipment. But basic...

  19. Syndee Holt

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

    This palette kind of reminds me of the the first week palette with a few little textural twists of granite and mica in the 18k Gold and Pearl. Of course any of these colors or mixes can be used in combination with any other colors you wish, but I've picked 3 palettes of colors using ONLY the original colors and...

  20. Anke Humpert

    Preparing to Teach an Online Class for Artists - Pt 1

    Last year there have been lots of challenges for everyone, one of them being that artists could not attend live events or workshops on a regular base anymore. In some cases it was and still is not possible at all. Many were trying to find out what, they could do instead. New ideas and concepts started to pop up. New...

  21. Syndee Holt

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

    I'm really mixing up the colors this week! Peacock Pearl, Wasabi, Fuschia and Burnt Orange. Recipe for disaster? I thought it *might* be, but look at those colors! What a change to the Peacock Pearl while just lightly tinting the Wasabi. And that deep red/orange of the Fuschia/Burnt Orange mix looks like a tomato red! Of course any of these...

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    Premo + Soufflé = Sparkle + Shimmer!

    Combine these two fave Sculpey clays to create even more options! Have a look: Take your favorite sparkle or glitter Sculpey Premo clays and blend them with your favorite Sculpey Soufflé colors for magical results! You can get all of these colors from our Sculpey Premo & Sculpey 24 Piece Multi-pack at Sculpey.com Give it a try!

  23. Syndee Holt

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

    I am so exciting to show you the incredible mixing power of this Sculpey Premo™ Burnt Orange. If you have caught me on one of the Zooms where I show the new colors, you are probably aware that I am AMAZED at this color. Just mixing it with Sculpey Premo™ White yields everything from buttery yellows to bright oranges. (This...

  24. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing Premo Pale Blue- Pt 4

    Okay, I REALLY threw myself a curveball with this palette - but somehow it worked! Those starting colors are NOT a normal palette for me, but the mixes are terrific! #1 Graphite Pearl adds a sense of mystery to ANY color palette and nicely offsets the boldness of the Premo Orange in this palette. #2 Those 3 mixes are really...

  25. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing Premo Pale Blue - Pt 3

    Well, I thought I would get some really different colors with this palette and I was not disappointed! In fact, I think that I mixed some of my favorite mix colors of the year so far. Now these are FOR SURE custom mix colors and they are so sophisticated looking. #1 I like the by-play of the cool and warm...

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    A Guide to Making Polymer Clay Beads

    Although polymer clay hasn't been around as long as some other mediums, it's making a statement in the world of artistry. You can create many things with polymer clay — just a few examples include keychains, picture frames and most commonly, jewelry.  In this guide, we'll walk you through everything you need to know about how to make beads out...

  27. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing Premo Pale Blue-Pt 2

    Now here are some classic Spring color mixes for you! I want to print this out and hang it up on my wall with a Happy Spring! banner. I'm not much of a fan of pastels, but I really like those 3 mixes. I actually think that my room has been each of these colors at one time in my...

  28. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing Premo Pale Blue -Pt 1

    This month I'm introducing color mixing with Premo Pale Blue. First, I have to tell you how surprised I was that this color can definitely stand alone in your design! And this color really comes to play in color mixing! Don't let the pastel look of this color fool you- it is a FULL color that can hold it's own...

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    Guide to Making Polymer Clay Necklaces

    Perhaps you've dreamed of a beautiful necklace that you can't seem to find anywhere. Or maybe you want a fun activity for kids that lets them create sentimental projects. No matter who's creating, DIY polymer clay necklaces provide endless possibilities. You can create the necklaces you've only imagined before, and let kids craft fun, personalized jewelry to give as gifts...

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    What Happens to Polymer Clay in the Microwave?

    When you're looking to speed up the crafting process, you may question whether the microwave is a hack others haven't tried. It can heat frozen food and leftovers well. Why not polymer clays? The directions on Sculpey® packages say not to put the clay in the microwave, but could you use it for baking polymer clay? The short answer is...

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