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  1. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday - syn's 2020 Picks - Pt 3

    August 2020 Soufflé Mixes I know, ME calling out some neutral(ish) mixes as some of my favorites? It can happen. Especially when all 3 mixes are in a palette- I like the calming warmth of the palette. A little Premo Copper or Soufflé Poppy Seed to make them pop and Wow! They just remind me of a walk on a...

  2. Maria Saracino

    Figurative Polymer Clay Basics

    It’s been over 25 years since I first discovered Polymer Clay. It was such an “ah-ha” moment for me and I haven’t looked back since. My specialty is figurative work, portrait commissions and Christmas characters like Santa and Elves. My style leans towards realism and I also teach my techniques to aspiring figurative artists. Although most of you have some...

  3. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday - syn's 2020 Picks - Pt 2

    June NCT 2020 Souffle Mixes Let's have a little flashback to Summer. First of all, I kinda dig the 3 main Souffle mix colors together - Latte, Turnip and Cornflower. Toss a dash of Igloo, maybe a tiny bit of Poppy Seed? That would be fun! I was REALLY surprised that Canary yielded such lovely SOFT color mixes. OF course...

  4. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday- syn's 2020 Picks

    April 2020 NCT I'm not messing around - I'm putting my most favorite mix of the year up right NOW! Of course, I know that Souffle Cinnamon will ochre pretty much any color, but the combination of these three colors together. Well, that was pretty much magic to my eyes. And Ohhh, did I have fun with it! You can...

  5. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! A Classic Fall Color Palette-Pt. 4

    Yes, I have the best for the last palette! I love ALL these colors together. That basic palette of Cayenne, Wasabi, Turquoise and Orange is one of my favorite bright palettes. And those mixes? Yum! #1 This is a great end of Summer palette, then add the Cayenne for Fall! #2 Cayenne really kicks these two mixes up a notch...

  6. admin

    Tips for Painting on Polymer Clay

    Table of Contents: Select Quality Paint Use the Right Tools Let the Clay Cool Sand the Surface Paint Before You Bake Create Texture With Paint Add an Antique Finish Seal the Finished Product Craft Colorful Creations With Sculpey Painting polymer clay puts the finishing touches on your project. Create little details on miniature creations or add gradients of color to...

  7. Amy Koranek

    #How Do You Sculpey? Using Scrap Clay

    I really appreciate the space that I occupy on the Sculpey Marketing Team as a contract designer. Weekly I am challenged with writing and designing new projects for all skill levels and with lots of different clays and materials. I make one of a kind pieces several times a month, write up instructions to go with them, take and edit...

  8. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! A Classic Fall Color Palette-Pt. 3

    I decided to throw Sculpey Premo™ Orange a curveball this week (well, technically 3 curveballs) by mixing it with some of the Sculpey Premo™ metallic and glitter clays. I have to say, Orange held its own! I really like that Galaxy/Orange green mix and the Graphite/Orange is a really rich antique brass color. #1 Okay, I would love a coat...

  9. admin

    Surface Effects for Polymer Clay

    As you're crafting something amazing out of polymer clay, you may realize it needs an extra special touch to feel complete. Perhaps your creation would look perfect with a certain shine, texture or color variation. In that case, it helps to know how to create surface effects for polymer clay. Polymer clay is a versatile tool for crafters and artists...

  10. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! A Classic Fall Palette - Pt 2

    Wow! I am really excited by the surprises that Sculpey Premo™ Orange keeps showing me! Look at those beautiful mix colors!! That will be my go-to Fall palette. #1 A really interesting take on the traditional Fall colors- maybe sort of moving towards Winter? If I could add a fourth color, I would add that Bronze/Orange mix as well. #2...

  11. Amy Koranek

    I’m a BIG Liquid Sculpey® Fan

    Liquid Sculpey® is my favorite product in the Sculpey line. I love what can be accomplished with Liquid Sculpey® all on its own as well as how many new dimensions it adds to my work with solid clays like Sculpey PremoTM. Since I’ve been a project writer and designer, one of my greatest challenges has always been: How to help...

  12. admin

    2020 Gift Guide for Clay Creatives and Crafters

    Your Ultimate Crafts and Creative Gift Guide for the 2020 Holiday Season Shopping for the perfect gift for your creative friend or loved one can be stressful - so we have put together a fun list of ideas to help make holiday shopping quick and easy!  No matter what their skill level is, overall style or even what types of...

  13. admin

    How to Stamp on Polymer Clay

    Stamps and Sculpey® clay are the perfect combination. Stamping on your polymer clay is so much fun that you might be tempted to skip lunch. So how does using rubber stamps on polymer clay work? Learn all the ins and outs below, starting with the tools you’ll need for your next clay-stamping project. Tools You Need to Stamp on Polymer...

  14. admin

    How to Create Textures in Polymer Clay Using Household Items

    You have your Sculpey® polymer clay sheet in hand and want to play around with your latest idea, but something’s missing — texture. You can come up with all sorts of clever and fun ways to texturize your clay without having to leave your home and buy a polymer clay texture sheet.  Below are some of the most fun ways...

  15. admin

    How to Use Liquid Sculpey® With Molds

    At Sculpey®, we’re always trying to develop new and exciting products, including our Liquid Sculpey®. This liquid polymer clay in a bottle is a versatile product that comes in several colors, so you can expand what you make with clay. You can drizzle and dab Liquid Sculpey® on a variety of products or use it on its own.  Liquid Sculpey® is also...

  16. admin

    Making Pendants With Liquid Sculpey® and Molds

    When you combine Sculpey® products and your imagination, you can create just about anything. That includes dazzling pendants to wear yourself, give away to loved ones or even sell. Liquid Sculpey® is a terrific product that allows you to construct the centerpiece for unique necklaces. Tools to Make Pendants With Liquid Sculpey® To get started learning how to make pendants with liquid...

  17. admin

    Tips for Using Cutters With Your Clay

    Many people love sculpting polymer clay because it's a bit sticky and tacky. These properties help you use polymer clay to make marvelous creations. However, stickiness can be a challenge if your clay sticks to your cutters. When you’re working with Sculpey® polymer clay, you can get a precise cut no matter what type of cutter you use. Follow some...

  18. admin

    Modeling Tools for Sculptors and Clayers

    If you love to craft beautiful miniatures, sculptures and clay creations, you need the tools to do it. When you have the right utensils in your corner, you can create even more detailed and intricate creations you can be proud to display around your home. Many new clayers don't know where to start when looking for tools, since there are...

  19. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! A Fall Harvest of Color Mixes-Pt 1

    Orange always seems to be a forgotten color in my clay palettes and I don't know why - I like orange. And what better way to launch a month of Fall Harvest colors than mixing with Orange? Some surprises? Maybe... for instance, look at the Bright Green Pearl/Orange mix - that is an awesome orange ochre color. Way to surprise...

  20. admin

    How to Avoid Cracks When Baking Polymer Clay

    Cracks will destroy the look of your clay creation, disfigure your designs and harm your project's durability. They can appear as large fissures that spread over most of your piece, or they can show up as small fine cracks that appear on the surface of the clay. To prevent these cracks from forming, you need to know the best practices...

  21. admin

    Polymer Clay for Sculpting Dolls

    We’re always eager to help Sculpey® enthusiasts by offering much-needed products so their projects can turn out as planned. That’s one of the reasons that we invented Super Sculpey® Living Doll™ polymer clay. Like all our polymer clay, Super Sculpey® Living Doll™ is a high-quality product. But its many benefits make it the best polymer clay for sculpting dolls. Advantages...

  22. admin

    Affordable Polymer Clay Tools

    Once you have a few Sculpey® products, you’re ready to start working with polymer clay. However, you want to make sure that you have the right tools to bring your imagination to life. You don’t have to spend tons of money to make downright stunning and imaginative creations — plenty of affordable polymer clay tools are available on the market. So what...

  23. admin

    Using Ceramic Tiles With Polymer Clay

    What’s just as exciting as purchasing another package of Sculpey® polymer clay? Knowing some great hacks to make innovating and creating even easier, of course! Many of our top enthusiasts and clayers use ceramic tiles for their polymer clay projects and musings. If you’ve never considered adding ceramic tiles to your polymer clay toolkit, read more to learn about all...

  24. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing Premo Soufflé™ Midnight Blue- Pt 4

    I know it is hard to really see the metallic mixes in photo, but you just have to try these 3 mixes when you get your Midnight Blue! That Copper mix? Looks like a grey, but with warm, almost red, highlights! The 18K Gold mixretains the warm golden highlights, while the Silver mix has the icy metallic flakes. I would...

  25. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing new Premo Soufflé™ Midnight Blue- Pt 3

    I wasn't expected Wild Cards with this trio of Soufflé colors, but I sure got a couple of surprises! The Jade mix is a really nice teal color, right? The Raspberry mix is way more purplish than I expected, but I was secretly pleased! And Cinnamon? Wow! What a nice warm brown tone this is! #1 This is a really...

  26. Ace Clay

    Ace of Clay - How Do I Sculpey?

    Hey everyone! I’m Anthony from Ace of Clay on YouTube again and today I’m going to be discussing various aspects of the creative process and what gets me inspired to sculpt. I am a self-taught sculptor and I love pretty much anything and everything horror, sci-fi, and fantasy related. I have been a creative since the day I was born...

  27. Syndee Holt

    New Color Tuesday! Introducing new Premo Soufflé™ Midnight Blue- Pt 2

    Last week was Neutrals, this week is Wild Cards! And actually, these turned out about how I expected them to. That Shamrock mix looks like a really nice cool jungle green. The Turnip mix is just about what I envisioned when I decided to mix them. Of course, the Pistachio mix is my favorite - its not warm, its not...

  28. Ace Clay

    Getting Started with Sculpey

    Hi everyone! I’m Anthony from Ace of Clay on YouTube and I am so excited to be able to share with you how to get started sculpting with Sculpey! Just to give you a little background, I have been using Sculpey since I was introduced to it in middle school. It my go-to clay that I use to create all...

  29. admin

    Why is Sculpey clay so hard to find right now?

    The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Sculpey and our fans in many ways. We are delighted to see both our current fans and those new to the world of clay creating amazing things! Unfortunately, we were not able to produce at 100% capacity for several months due to the government-mandated COVID-19 business shutdown.  This has resulted in out-of-stock clay in both...

  30. admin

    Tips for Keeping Polymer Clay Clean

    Whether you're an expert clayer or new to the craft, you've probably experienced the frustration of dust, dirt and hair embedding themselves in your hard work. You'll see the specks and hairs stick out like a sore thumb on light colors, and if you have pets, it's almost impossible to keep their shedding at bay. Fortunately, it's not impossible. With...

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