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Have you ever opened a brand new package of polymer clay and it was so soft, sticky, and goopy that it was almost liquid? It’s easy to assume that you got a defective bar or that the brand is just
Cernit is a Belgian brand of polymer clay with an array of many lines with special features. There is opaque clay (Number One), half-opaque clay (Opaline), Translucent, Metallic, Neon, Nature and you can read about them in this full Cernit
Sometimes a brush-on varnish won’t do. Is there are spray varnish that works on polymer clay? Here is a matte varnish and a spray gloss varnish that work very well with polymer clay.
In the world of polymer clay, we’ve long “borrowed” art materials and tools from other crafts and activities. From pasta machines to floor scrapers, from oil paints to varnish, we are always looking for new ways to use the materials
Which translucent polymer clay is best for making earrings, jewelry, vessels, faux stone? Compare Pardo vs Cernit in this article.
Pardo Polymer Clay is a brand from Germany that deserves another look. It has a full range of colors, metallics, and translucents. The translucent clays are among the clearest available anywhere.
Optical brighteners are fluorescent dyes that take invisible UV light and reflect it back in the visible spectrum. If something contains this dye, you will see it brighter than if it didn’t. This dye is used in laundry detergent, whitening
What temperature should you use when curing Kato Polyclay over Premo polymer clay? The baking temperatures are different.
Contrary to what you have probably heard repeated by others, the reason we need to condition polymer clay before use has nothing to do with strength. (If your polymer clay projects snap or crumble after baking, you have a baking
When working with polymer clay, it’s wonderful to have your own dedicated workspace. For many, it’s the corner of a bedroom or dining room. Others have dedicated rooms or even spaces outside the home. There are common features in all
How can I make holes in resin-covered polymer clay without cracking the resin? What tool should I use?
Metal leaf adds a golden sparkle to your polymer clay creations. Do you need to seal it? With what? Learn more about using this fun and versatile material.
I’ve seen a sheet of sponge used to apply texture to the surface of unbaked polymer clay. What is that and why is it used?
You might remember Lucy Struncova, who is the Lucy behind Lucy Clay Tools (of Czextruder fame). She was a child (just eleven) when she started Lucy Tools with her father. Well, she’s all grown up now and on her own
I recently overhauled my studio from thrifted chic to a beautiful and functional working polymer clay studio. See the before and after pictures and see how it was transformed.
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