Mica powder and pigment powder are not the same thing. They behave differently and when you’re working with polymer clay or other crafts, it matters.
Learn about using resin with polymer clay. Learn the difference between UV resin and epoxy resin and end the confusion over using these great materials.
What is polymer clay? It’s a vinyl modeling putty that stays soft indefinitely and then is cured in a home oven. It can be painted, sanded, carved, and polished after curing. Read more…
Are you ready to get started with polymer clay but don’t yet know how? Learn what kind of clay to use, what tools you’ll need, and where to go for help. Read more…
Confused by gloss, matte, and satin finishes? Learn about gloss levels in polymer clay varnish and why it matters which one you choose.
There are plenty project and technique tutorials, but where can you learn about polymer clay as a medium? Learn the technical side and answer your questions
Confused about all the ways that you can put a glossy coating on your project? Learn about polymer clay glaze, sealer, and varnish options in this article. Read more…
So you’re new to polymer clay and are ready to buy your first pasta machine. Or you’re an experienced clayer tired of …
Graduated color blend sheets are invaluable when working with polymer clay. Get better results and solve common problems by using these skinner blend tips.
How many of these polymer clay myths have you heard? Find out the truth behind these very common misunderstandings about working with polymer clay.
Labels warn that you can’t bake polymer clay in the microwave. But why? What happens when you do? Learn more…
Will baking polymer clay at lower temperature settings allow you to prevent burning your project? Find out why this isn’t a good idea and learn better ways to bake your clay without darkening.
Did you know that dental tools are useful for sculpting polymer clay and other hobbies? They’re quite versatile. And here’s how to get them for free!
There are lots of ominous warnings. But does polymer clay melt plastic? If so, which ones? Which plastics are safe to use with polymer? Learn more here!
Have you ever wondered if you could use eye shadow with polymer clay? Much like mica powder and/or chalk pastels, makeup can be used on unbaked polymer clay. Read more…
It’s so easy for fingerprints and bumps to ruin your work. Learn how to use texturing to hide flaws in polymer clay. Learn about tools and see examples. Read more….
Can you bake crystals in clay? Whether you’re working with Swarovski rhinestones or natural quartz crystals, you can embed them in your polymer clay designs
Nobody likes to have their work break, burn, melt, get sticky, or fall apart. Avoid these common mistakes and have more fun working with your polymer clay.
Looking for a spray sealer for polymer clay? Most of them will turn your clay sticky, so check here to see which ones are okay to use.
What should go into your polymer clay starter kit? What is truly needed to get started? Read my list of must-have beginner tools and supplies.