accessories baking mixing basket blog bone clay-lines community coupons create email flag heart map microwave myaccount new-products oven pdf-file print search share shop support
design-squad

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.

Homemade Texture Tool

I’m pretty sure it comes from necessity, that as a mother, I need to be able to cram a lot of tasks into a small amount of time. When it comes to my critter sculpting it’s no different. I made this simple texture tool from left-over scrap clay and 20 gauge craft wire. I’ve used

Read More

New Color Tuesday: Lagoon and Metallics

By now you know that I tend to get fascinated with a color and go crazy with it for a couple of days (or weeks) before the next infatuation.  So far, my longest infatuation is with Sculpey Soufflé Bluestone, but as usual, I’ve run out of it.  So, look what magically appeared on my worktable…18k

Read More

White, white, white!

Very often i see the question about how to keep white clay, white. It seems to be a problem for so many. It can be done, you can make super white creations. First of all it is the same for all things and that is actually, practice! I would like to share with you how

Read More

How to Fix a Boo-Boo

It happens to the best of us. You get in a hurry and forget to check for air bubbles that sometimes form between your clay and the armature of your critter body. Everything looks okay on the surface of things, then the next thing you know, you’re pulling a critter out of the oven that

Read More

Your Kids Can Teach You About Clay

..but you have to be willing to listen! When my boys were in grade school, it was tradition in California that in the 4th grade they all built a mission or something reflective of Junipero Serra era of our state history.  Well, my son came home and announced that he was building the original Royal

Read More

New Color Tuesday: The Purples

I don’t consider myself a fan of purple.  Wait, my whole front yard is purple.  I used to have a purple velvet chair.  OKAY, *maybe* I am a small fan of purple.  I definitely don’t like pink.  I’m a redhead and redheads didn’t wear pink in my day. ( I can hear my son’s hilarious

Read More

New Color Tuesday- White or Off-White?

I don’t know about you, but I seem to often be puzzling whether to add White (Igloo in Souffle-speak) or Off-White (Ecru in Premo-land, Sandcastle in Souffle-speak) to create my lighter intensity of a color. Generally, I feel that adding the White tone will create a more pastel effect, while adding the Off-White tone will

Read More

From Mess to Masterpiece…or Something like That

Recently a newfound clay friend posted a picture of a neat little organizer that would keep each package of opened clay pristine & clean & easy to use. In the ensuing conversation, I said that I keep mine in a jumbled mess tossed willy-nilly into gallon-sized zip lock bags by color family (greens, blues, browns,

Read More

New Color Tuesday! Lagoons and Sandcastle

I decided that I had been overlooking color mixing with the neutrals, so this month Lagoon is going to be mixing with both Sandcastle and Igloo.  I don’t know about you, but it’s often a hard decision for me to create a lighter color with a white or an off white.  So let’s see them

Read More

A Treasure from Germany

It’s not like I could ever find anything with my kid’s names on them when they were little..Tahichi and Kojiro are not exactly common names in the USA (or Japan really either).  But look at what my dear clay friend Anke Humpert sent me from Germany! It’s one of her fantastic graffiti bracelets that says

Read More

Ireland Checks In

My excitement to attend EuroSynergy in Malta was considerably dampened when I found out that my dear friend in Ireland, Angela Kent, would not be able to attend after all, due to her husband’s illness.  As soon as I returned home, I sent her the new tools and Sculpey Soufflé clay.  I was so surprised

Read More

Sure Sculpey is great but………..

Sculpey is great but the people who use it and love it are EVEN BETTER! I went to my 1st ever Clay ConneCTion Retreat! This event is hosted by my local guild. Southern Connecticut Polymer Clay Guild. Here is our facebook page to see ALL the fun we had a the retreat . https://www.facebook.com/pages/Southern-Connecticut-Polymer-Clay-Guild/147294598697  

Read More

Broke it?

Sometimes things break that we spent a lot of time making. Maybe it breaks because it is not properly cured or because we forgot to use Bake and Bond to adhere raw clay on to baked. I broke some pieces when I drilled them, they were layered so nowadays I use Bake and Bond more

Read More

New Color Tuesday! A Sea Adventure

Okay, it’s not rocket science to guess that if you mix Pistachio with Lagoon, you are going to get some gorgeous sea colors.  I was surprised that they weren’t more on the blue side than they are.  That Pistachio is a pretty strong color!   So let’s say goodbye to our Pistachio and say hello

Read More

Lilies of the valley.

I made a post some time ago here in this blog and i asked if you like me loved cherry blossoms, now i will ask- “Don´t you just love Lilies of the valley?” A friend of mine that is a talanted jewellrymaker asked me about a year ago to make her Lilies of the valley

Read More

New Color Tuesday! Pistachio Goes Retro

So today, Pistachio is going retro and mixing with So 80’s.  Last week I mixed Turnip, which is in the same family as So 80’s. It’s kinda amazing to me that I’ve mixed two colors on the pink/purple side of the family with Pistachio and the mixes are so totally different. We’ve made it a

Read More

Baby wipes tips.

  Something is wrong for shure! It is quiet! I´m home alone! The kids are out with their dad and my brother looking for a new/used car for my brother, this is very rare, me home alone i mean. So here i am sitting by the computer  clean ( just showerd) and fed thinking about

Read More

Print Your Photos

 Are you like me? Taking lots and lots of photos? The only problem is that when i sit at my clay table i forget about them. My advice to you is to print them and spread the photos around your work area. This way you can always see them and get inspired over and over

Read More

Syn’s Photo Tip: Add a Signature

Have you noticed the Polyform logo or my name on recent photos I’ve posted here?  That’s because I made a custom brush in Photoshop with the logo and one with my name.  Tricky right?  Actually, it’s really stupid simple and takes about 15 seconds. (Okay, it take ME about 2 minutes to pick the font

Read More

Ending Inspiration “Week”

Almost 2 weeks ago i declared a inspiration week but i just have to much of it in my head so i went on. But it is time to wrap it up . The bottom line is that we can find inspiration all around us, it is more about how you look than what you

Read More

New Color Tuesday!

Okay, I’ve got the right color names on the photo and the right mixes on the right day..this time! I thought I would throw a curveball at Pistachio by mixing it with Turnip, but instead, it threw ME a curveball!  I love the colors! I especially love the taupe and khaki color produced by the

Read More

Cakes!

Cakes! Not only sweet and tasty, but a great source of inspiration! I just love looking at cakes but i´m not a fan of eating them actually, except for chocolate ones that is. Some are very beautiful and graceful and as they often are made for very special occasions, they are made with great care.

Read More

Plant inspiration.

One obvious source of inspiration is all the beautiful plants around us. Some have great textures, others stunning colours. Somewhere I read that green goes with every colour because natures colours are almost always mixed with green, maybe that is true. Again your mobile phone with a camera is your best friend. Flowers are ofcourse

Read More

Attacking and sneaking

I have no problems attacking people I know with my phone. Taking photos that is, not whacking them on the head with it. But with strangers it is more difficult so sneaking is better or making your partner do it for you. Why on earth would I want to take photos of strangers? Only one

Read More

New Color Tuesday! It’s Pistachio Month

NOTE: Blog is updated to correct color on the photo! So how many times have I said “color me surprised” in this New Color Tuesday blog?  Like 39 times?  Well, here is another one.  My mix color this month is Sculpey Soufflé Pistachio, which I will characterize as a cheerful, light color with no real

Read More

“Inspiration week”

    I would like to declare this week “Inspiration week”! Why? Becuase i always say that inspiration is everywhere, at least it is for me and i´m sure you find it in places where nobody else does. Sculpey Clay Molds in Nature I have an example, not so much inspiring me to create anything

Read More

Gotta Love These Teardrop Cutters!

I know my blog month just ended, but I had to share one more thing I just made this afternoon.  Once again, the Sculpey Nested Teardrop Cutters showed me a new design as I was cleaning up my table.  Well don’t you know I sat right down and pulled out the clay again?  LOL  Cowboy

Read More

School Time Sculpey Clay Organizer Jars

Wowza, where did the summertime go?  It’s crazy to believe but it is already time to be thinking about getting ready to go back to school.  In our house that means we are organizing and shopping for supplies first because we LOVE that part best.  We also love to take our new teachers fun things

Read More

New Color Tuesday – Correction and More Colors!

So I just turned over my color chips from this week’s New Color Tuesday and saw that they were actually 6:1 mixes, not 4:1 mixes, so here is the CORRECT image! And since I had blathered on about “oh, wouldn’t this mix look great with Key Lime or Turnip?” I decided to punch some clay

Read More

New Color Tuesday – One More Week

Oh SURPRISE syndee!  There are FIVE Tuesdays in July!  Here I was bidding a fond farewell to Souffle Mai Tai and welcoming Souffle Pistachio as my August color mixer and we still have one more week in July!  Actually I’m happy about that, because there was one mix I didn’t try and that was Mai Tai

Read More