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  1. It’s All About the Details

    There is a simple quote I like by Sanford Weill, an American Philanthropist, that pretty well sums up how I approach my work. “Details create the big picture.” In my last post as your July Design Squad blogger, I want to share some of the little things that I believe turns a good piece of art into an incredible piece...

  2. New Color Tuesday! My Magical Bluestone Pt 4

    I forget about how much I like Souffle Latte from time to time.  Then once I remember, I can't quite using it!  I love these three basic colors in the top trio - Bluestone, Pistachio, Jade.  Jade is one of my more recent  Color Crush, but Bluestone was my very first Souffle Color Crush.  I clearly remember taking the plastic...

  3. Costuming in Clay or Textiles

    I hope you are enjoying my blog posts on Figurative Sculpture. I love every aspect of creating my little people, from research and concept development to the actual sculpting, costuming and props.  Often, people who are  interested in learning what I do, have been put off by the prospect of sewing the outfits. Although it’s great if you have some sewing experience, there are many little tips, tricks and shortcuts I offer my students to make the process easier even if you have no experience what-so-ever. I’m going to share one of them with you in today’s blog that you can use with fabric or even with polymer clay to create interesting and even elaborate costumes. Continue reading →

  4. New Color Tuesday! My Magical Bluestone Pt 3

                                          No lie, this mix starts with 3 of my favorite Souffle colors: Bluestone, Guava and Cinnamon. ALL the Souffle colors are amazing, but these three are such workhorses for me.  I love, love the 1:1 mixes as well as the actual...

  5. Top Clay Gift Ideas

    Are you looking for the perfect gift for a friend or family member but can't seem to find that something special? If you want to give a unique gift that expresses what you wish to say, it's time to consider homemade gift-making. Polymer clay is coming to the rescue! Polymer clay is the perfect medium for making colorful gifts with...

  6. Sculpting a Figure - Body Proportions

    I hope I’ve peaked your interest in figurative sculpture, because today I want to talk about body proportions. As I mentioned last week, I like to sculpt the head first, then use the length of the head to determine the size of the hands and feet. After that I start mapping out the body. At this point I have a...

  7. New Color Tuesday! My Magical Bluestone Pt 2

                                          I won't lie, I love me some  GREENS and I got some purty ones this week!  There are so many color palette combos with these seven colors, it hurts my head to think about them!  I have TWO wild cards in this...

  8. Figurative Sculptures and Proportion

    As a new member of the Sculpey Design Squad I am very excited to be this month’s blogger and I hope I can bring something new to the community. My name is Maria Saracino and I am a figurative doll artist. My style of sculpting is realistic with an element of whimsy. My sculptures are often described as “Norman Rockwell-ish”...

  9. New Color Tuesday! My Magical Bluestone Pt 1

    I'm home for 2 whole days before I take off to teach in Dallas.  The class I took with Claire Maunsell in Nanaimo, Victoria B.C. was just as amazing as I could have hoped for.  I AM happy to be home with internet - trying to drive around new cities with no navigation is a nightmare.  And no one has...

  10. GREEN Gotta Have Its!

    If you've followed me for any amount of time now, you know that I absolutely love Premo! by Sculpey clays in all their forms. But you also know that more than anything, I love making my own new colors from their base colors. Here's a few of my favorite recipes over the years and a few others I think you will love. Continue reading →

  11. New Color Tuesday! What About White? Pt 4

    Ok, I know it's New Color Tuesday on a Wednesday.  Out of country travel and surprise non-connectivity is a recipe to make syndee VERY VERY cranky! Anyway, I'm home (for 2 days) and here we go with the last mix of June.  Souffle Bluestone is one of my favorite Souffle colors because it so stands on its own.  In a...

  12. Elephant Mini Planter Tutorial

    Elephant Mini Planter Tutorial Elephant Mini Planter Tutorial by Katie Oskin Love air plants, tiny succulents, or faux plants made from polymer clay? Here's a quick and easy little mini planter project made from polymer clay and a few basic supplies that you can have fun with in your studio!  Continue reading →

  13. New Color Tuesday! What About White? Pt 3

    Another week another small evolution on my NCT format!  But I have to say, I think that this palette is my winner for this year's favorite palette! Granted there are no eye/mind shattering radical mix colors , but I like all these colors and these mixes- in fact, I like the entire palette! Let's look at the original colors along...

  14. Plants, Flowers, Fairies and Garden Decorations

    Last week we took a good look at plants and several of their features and what our flora and fauna friends have to offer. This week we'll look at a few fun and funky ways to dress them up and use them as decorations in our gardens, planters, and even in our homes. Continue reading →

  15. New Color Tuesday! What About White? Pt 2

    My adventure with Igloo continues..  and I've decided to put all the palettes together so that they stay sorted correctly (THANKS ANNA!)  This is a fun palette because the starter colors look very nautical, until you add the pop of Canary and, of course, I've never met a green color I didn't like!   Canary can really hold it's own in...

  16. Plants and Polymer Clay?

    When Was the Last Time You Looked At Plants? I mean had a really long, hard, good look at plants? From the thickness of their foliage, width of their stems, hardiness of their shoots, to the wide variety of colors and textures of their blooms. For many of us in the US, we just got done or are in the process of finishing that labor of love of our gardenscapes. We tilled, sowed, planted, and now the hard part ... we wait. But in the meantime, there's a lot we can learn from our plant friends. Continue reading →

  17. New Color Tuesday! What About White?

    I realized in last month that in all the years I've done NCT that I've never featured White as a mix color.  So this month, Igloo is my featured color-and, as usual, there were some surprises along the way.  I started with a kind of nautical palette of  Souffle Sea Glass, Igloo and Lagoon, but I threw in Premo Accents...

  18. Color Mixing- New Color Tuesday Archive

    Mixing Colors Technique Read on to learn how to make some of our favorite clay color mixes! Dream it, create it! Maggie Maggio’s Color Mixing Map is the key to color mixing using premo! Sculpey. Simple and straight forward, the map uses three basic premo! colors: Zinc Yellow, Cobalt Blue and Fuchsia. premo! is the perfect mixing clay because the...

  19. New Color Tuesday! Another Clay Crush Pt 5

    Me Likey!  These are some different greens from the usual verdant grass green. That first mix of Guava and Bright Green Pearl looks like brass!  The middle mix is a lovely Lime Green mix with a hint of metallics in hit.  the 3 base colors with the addition of the Bright Green Pearl is an awesome palette too!  Kind of...

  20. Polymer Clay Projects for Kids

    Table of Contents: What Our Polymer Clay Is Made Of The Best Types of Polymer Clay for Kids Different Kinds of Kids’ Polymer Clay Projects Polymer Clay Project Ideas Kids Will Love A Few Quick Tips Where to Get Polymer Clay for Kids Kids love to play with clay. It gives them the freedom to build anything they want, squash...

  21. New Color Tuesday! Another Clay Crush Pt 4

    I won't deny it - warm, bright colors are my Happy Place - and this weeks mixes make me very, very HAPPY. I can see myself using all three of these mixes often - I love those two golden mixes (Cinnamon/Canary 1:4 is still my favorite Maize mix though).  And I really kind of like that Turnip/Canary mix as a...

  22. The Boring Stuff - The prep work before creating

    The boring stuff – cleaning routines that will save time I have to admit the only thing that I do not enjoy about crafting is the cleaning and tidying up. If you have ever made something small from clay or just had to deal with white clay, you will understand how important it is to have a workplace which is...

  23. New Color Tuesday! Another Clay Crush Pt 3

    I know, CRAZY right?  I just triple checked my master photo to make sure that I had these laid out correctly.  I expect one or, maybe two, surprise mixes, but not ALL THREE!   And Souffle Sea Glass?  Apparently, it's as weird as it's Premo counterpart Peacock Pearl!  You NEVER know what the mixes will be with these two. What I...

  24. My Inspirations and How It Developed My Own Style

    When I discovered polymer clay about 6 years ago, I was overwhelmed with the possibilities of things which I could create. I had probably browsed thousands of pictures of polymer clay miniatures online and was giddy with excitement since I didn’t know where to start. The next few years, I spent almost everyday practicing this new art form but...

  25. New Color Tuesday! Another Clay Crush Pt 2

    Now this was an interesting color palette when I teamed these cool Souffle colors with Premo! Accents Gold - I got a mid-century modern color palette in the 1:1 mixes and some of the sub palettes! (and I LOVE me some mid-century modern). First off, that 1:1 mix of Guava and Gold make a warm, rich gold that reminds me of...

  26. Top Reasons Sculpey Oven-Bake Clay Is Great for Crafting

    Are you excited to enter the world of crafting but not sure what medium you want to work with? If you're looking for a medium that's easy to use and lets your imagination soar, oven-bake polymer clay is the way to go. With polymer clay like Sculpey, the crafting possibilities are endless. Keep reading to learn about all the reasons...

  27. Learning Japanese characters and words with clay

    I have always wanted to learn Japanese but it is quite challenging to learn such a difficult language especially when I am living in rural England with no access to Japanese language classes or tutors. Since I am learning a 3rd language by myself, I relied on free tutorials online and even Google translate. I didn’t have the luxury of...

  28. New Color Tuesday! Another Clay Crush Pt 1

    Yeah, I admit it, I get obsessed with a color from time to time (okay, ALL THE TIME).  Right now it's Souffle Guava - a regular pink in the package that somehow transforms to a warm pink when cured (although it doesn't actually change color).  And look how nice it looks with the  18% grey background.  I'm also currently obsessed with...

  29. Where do your ideas live? – How to build a home for your ideas

    The Spring cleaning, I told you about, is still happening in my studio. And if you think I have too much stuff you are probably right. It does feel good to go through all my supplies and decide what will be worth taking up the valuable real estate in my studio and what will have to find some other...

  30. New Color Tuesday - April is a Little Jaded Pt 4

    Ah now, we have some Spring/Summer colors here! I am fascinated at how boldly Souffle Canary mixes with other colors.  And I have a new color crush - Guava.  In the package it looks a little to blah pink, but it's magic once it's baked.  I don't think it shifts color, but it like solidifies maybe???? To this really nice...

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