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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.

Flesh Tone Color Mixing

On of the best features of polymer clay is your ability to create custom colors for every project and piece. Also that fact that our different clay brands can be mixed together.

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New Color Tuesday!Cornflower Pt 2

Give me greens…any kind of greens… and I’ll like them. I figured that I would get a batch of greens from this color mixing and I wasn’t disappointed. This is an interesting process – mixing the Souffle colors with the “wilder” Premo Pearls. I just love the shimmer that 2:1 (2Pearl:1Souffle) produces with ALL the

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August New Color Tuesday Cornflower Pt 1

New Color Tuesday! Souffle Cornflower Pt 1

The new Souffle color called Cornflower is an interesting color -Is it blue? Is it purple? Is it BOTH? And since I’m obsessed with mixing Souffle with Premo Accents Metallics right now, I thought I would mix with the wildest of the metallics (Purple Pearl and Bright Green Pearl) with both a cool palette and

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8 Art Supplies Every Teacher Needs

Ah, art class! It’s a universal favorite among kids and adults. First of all, it’s fun. Kids are encouraged to get messy and work with their hands. Second of all, everyone — even if they’re not the next Picasso — has hidden reserves of creativity just waiting to be tapped. In art class, beauty stays

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New Color Tuesday! The Reds and Blues Pt 5

Okay, let’s finish July with a BANG! and mix colors with one of the Premo Accents Glitter clays – White Gold Glitter. Personally, I’m a little surprised that July would have the machismo to have FIVE Tuesdays in it! It’s kind of a lazy mid-summer month – it’s not supposed to be so hard working..

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polymer clay pasta machine

Polymer Clay Pasta Machine

Whether you’re new to the world of polymer clay or have worked with this fun and addictive medium for years, there will come a time when you’ll think about using a clay pasta machine. If you’re ready to take claying to the next level with a pasta machine, you probably have some questions about how

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Finishing Polymer Clay Pieces

This is Krithika, and today I want to talk to you about the different ways I like to finish my pieces once they’re cured. I use a variety of techniques and products depending on the situation. Finishing your piece is one of the most vital parts of the construction! Read on to find out how

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New Color Tuesday! New Reds and Blues Pt 4

I figured we all needed to cool off, so let’s mix some Blues this week! I was mildly shocked that my Premo Wild Child (Peacock Pearl) didn’t dish up some surprises this week, but it did dish up some lovely deep purples and blues. My favorite is the Souffle Cornflower and Wild Child, er Peacock

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New Color Tuesday! New Reds and Blues Pt 3

Ohhh, this is one of my favorite mixes of the year so far! I love, love all those 1:2 mixes with Gold, but ESPECIALLY the Souffle Raspberry 1:2 with the Gold. It is such a happy little orange with the soft glow of the mica in it. But I also love the deeper orange of

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My Most Favorite Clay Technique Ever!

Hi! Krithika Parthan here and today I get to talk about what is probably my favorite clay technique ever. That’s a pretty bold statement! But I just adore silkscreening so much! For someone who considers herself “crafty but but not artsy”, silkscreening is the perfect way to create detailed gorgeous pieces without needing to draw

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New Color Tuesday! New Reds and Blues Pt 2

It’s no secret that I love the Premo Accents Copper color (pssst! try it with Premo Accents Grey Granite!) Wow! Did I get some interesting and unusual colors this week and I love them all! These colors are all mix with ONE part of the blue/red color and TWO parts of the Copper color. That

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New Color Tuesday! New Reds and Blues Pt 1

We have a new red and a blue in BOTH Premo and Souffle, so I thought it would be appropriate this month of red, white and blue to do some mixing with them! I started with Silver this week, since mixing with White was just too…easy. LOL These are all mixes with ONE part of

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New Color Tuesday! I’m So Mixed UP! Pt 4

I can’t get over how much I love this Raspberry color! It’s an interesting mixer color for sure! But I really love it on it’s own, especially with Igloo – such a clean, crisp combo! #1 That Shamrock 2:1 with Raspberry is an interesting green that reminds me of Premo Jungle. I love it with

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Finding your Polymer Clay Peeps

By: Sherman Oberson I’m currently attending a polymer clay retreat as I write this. It’s called Clay Back East and is being held in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It made me think of how being social with polymer clay has shaped my journey as an artist. When I first started out with polymer clay I

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New Color Tuesday! I’m so Mixed UP! Pt 3

Shamrock is rapidly becoming one of my top favorite colors (as opposed to JUST a favorite color). Look at those mixes! Look at that Bronze/Shamrock mix – that is a killer color! All these mixes are 1 part Shamrock to 2 parts of the mix color. #1 I love Bronze combined with a cool color

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New Color Tuesday! I’m So Mixed UP Pt 2

Cornflower is such a fascinating color to me. I never quite know what I’m going to get when I mix it – for instance, Canary and Cornflower make…GREEN? Really?? Sub-palettes! #1 I really like this combo – Canary adds the POP to the trio. I love the two mixed colors together. #2 Ohh, a classic

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New Color Tuesday!I’m So Mixed UP! Pt 1

This month I’m exploring how some of the new Souffle colors mix with BOTH the Premo metallics and the original Souffle colors. I chose to mix with 1 part of the selected color (Grape this week) to 2 parts of the mix colors (Bronze, Silver and Canary this week) – instead of my usual 1:1

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13 things you should know about working with polymer clay

13 Things You Should Know About Working With Polymer Clay

Table of Contents: 1. Don’t Buy Everything at First 2. Clean up After You’re Done 3. Make Cornstarch Your Friend 4. Preheat Your Oven 5. Invest in an Oven Thermometer 6. Skip the Sharpies 7. Be Careful With Accents and Glazes 8. Play Around With Your Clay’s Texture 9. Stock up on Ziploc Baggies 10.

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10 surprising facts about polymer clay

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

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sculpey for beginners

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.

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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

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New Color Tuesday – But Do They Get Along? Pt 4

I have nicknamed this month “Missing May” – WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED TO MAY? I blinked and it’s almost gone… So before I go out to the garage, er, my Deluxe Designer Studio in my “attached She Shed” to start my June NCT I figured I better drop my last NCT for May. Pistachio is

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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

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New Color Tuesday! But Do They Get Along? Pt 2

This week I mixed 3 of the new Souffle colors with Souffle Canary in 1:1 mixes. Canary can usually hold it’s own in mixes, so I wasn’t too worried about losing it. I WAS super surprised with the first mix of Mandarin and Canary – I expected something practically glowing from that bright combo, but

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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