Sculpey Premo is great because it comes in so many colours which is a dream come true for any artist. However there are different types of polymer clay and you should always take this into consideration depending on what sort of finish you want your project to be in. As a miniaturist, I always model something to look like the real thing so I need to carefully select which polymer clay I'm using. Each polymer clay type will give you different effects as I will demonstrate here using some of my work.

[caption id="attachment_31341" align="alignleft" width="300"]Sculpey Accents (Translucent) Translucent clay cures to a translucent finish which means light can penetrate through it. This makes it ideal for making miniature candy which has translucency properties such as Gummy Bears (or other gummies), lollipops and Tootsie Pops. Premo Translucent
Translucent clay cures to a translucent finish which means light can penetrate through it. This makes it ideal for making miniature candy which has translucency properties such as Gummy Bears (or other gummies), lollipops and Tootsie Pops.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_31342" align="alignleft" width="300"]Translucent clay is also a staple for any miniature food maker since food itself has a certain amount of translucency so we often blend it with other polymer clay to give it a very slight translucency Translucent clay is also a staple for any miniature food maker since food itself has a certain amount of translucency so we often blend it with other polymer clay to give it a very slight translucency[/caption] [caption id="attachment_31344" align="alignleft" width="300"]Sculpey UltraLight clay This is actually my secret in achieving the softest looking sponge cake! I usually mix it with a bit of yellow and some translucent to get the colour of the sponge cake. Sculpey UltraLight clay
This is actually my secret in achieving the softest looking sponge cake! I usually mix it with a bit of yellow and some translucent to get the colour of the sponge cake.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_31343" align="alignleft" width="300"]Sculpey Ultralight is also my secret recipe for realistic looking soft-puffy marshmallows. Sculpey Ultralight is also my secret recipe for realistic looking soft-puffy marshmallows.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_31345" align="alignleft" width="300"]Sculpey Souffle Souffle gives you the same velvety finish the way real sugar fondant does in cake making. With this in mind, I use Souffle whenever I want to create miniature cake toppers or any sugar sculpture. Sculpey Soufflé
Soufflé gives you the same velvety finish the way real sugar fondant does in cake making. With this in mind, I use Soufflé whenever I want to create miniature cake toppers or any sugar sculpture.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_31346" align="alignleft" width="225"]Sculpey Pluffy Pluffy is an extremely soft and light clay. I imagine things like cereal is very airy and light so I used the Pluffy Tropical colours set to make this Fruit Loops cereal miniature. It held in the right amount of texture that I needed to make it look like the real thing which worked out brilliantly! Sculpey Bake Shop Light
Sculpey Bake Shop Light is an extremely soft and light clay. I imagine things like cereal is very airy and light so I used the Bake Shop Light Brights set to make this Fruit Loops cereal miniature. It held in the right amount of texture that I needed to make it look like the real thing which worked out brilliantly![/caption] [caption id="attachment_31347" align="alignleft" width="300"]Sculpey Accents (Granite) The Granite polymer clay is loaded with natural looking micro particles so it looks great in miniature. I made this stone wall using granite polymer clay and it looks so realistic! Sculpey Premo (Granite)
The Granite polymer clay is loaded with natural looking micro particles so it looks great in miniature. I made this stone wall using granite polymer clay and it looks so realistic![/caption] [caption id="attachment_31348" align="alignleft" width="225"]Sculpey Accents (Pearl) I love the pearl colours but often I don't have a use for it since not many food have 'pearl' effect in it. But you can use it to make containers and boxes since it has a different finish compared to the food miniatures. Sculpey Premo (Pearl)
I love the pearl colours but often I don't have a use for it since not many food have 'pearl' effect in it. But you can use it to make containers and boxes since it has a different finish compared to the food miniatures.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_31349" align="alignleft" width="225"]Liquid Sculpey This is another staple item for any polymer clay miniaturist. Use it thin by just adding shaved pastels or alcohol inks to colour it or you can use it thick by mixing clay into it (as well as increasing opacity). Liquid Sculpey
This is another staple item for any polymer clay miniaturist. Use it thin by just adding shaved pastels or alcohol inks to colour it or you can use it thick by mixing clay into it (as well as increasing opacity).[/caption] [caption id="attachment_31350" align="alignleft" width="300"]Liquid Sculpey creates ice creams! Liquid Sculpey creates ice creams![/caption] [caption id="attachment_31351" align="alignleft" width="300"]You can achieve different effects such as melted cheese, sugar frosting, sauces, cake frosting, ice popsicles, caramel, chocolate, and many, many more! You can achieve different effects such as melted cheese, sugar frosting, sauces, cake frosting, ice popsicles, caramel, chocolate, and many, many more![/caption]

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[caption id="attachment_31353" align="alignleft" width="300"]Liquid Sculpey makes beautiful frosting for these colorful cookies Liquid Sculpey makes beautiful frosting for these colorful cookies as well![/caption]