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Test tiles were made from five brands of clay to use as the base for testing polymer clay sealers.

Testing Polymer Clay Sealers

Polymer clay sealers can be sticky, peel off, and turn cloudy. Are you using the best products on your polymer clay projects? Compare over 40 varnishes. Read more….

When making a skinner blend, it will gradually expand to fill the width of your pasta machine if you're not careful.

Skinner Blend Tips

Graduated color blend sheets are invaluable when working with polymer clay. Get better results and solve common problems by using these skinner blend tips.

Use DIY Glow-in-the-dark polymer clay to create your own sea creatures.

DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Polymer Clay

Use modern pigments to make DIY glow-in-the-dark polymer clay. Create intensely glowing projects that will shine light all night long. Read more…

Members of the London Polymer Clay Group meeting May 29, 2016.

Visiting British Polymer Clay Guilds

I enjoyed visiting British polymer clay guilds and groups during my recent visit to the UK. See pictures and and learn more about joining a group near you.

Can you use floor wax on polymer clay? Which kind of floor wax? Learn more at The Blue Bottle Tree.

Floor Wax on Polymer Clay?

You might have read that you can use floor wax on polymer clay. But which kind of floor wax? And what would you use it for? Read more…

Learn to reduce square canes by using square rods. Learn more at The Blue Bottle Tree.

Reducing Square Canes

Do you have difficulty reducing square canes without distortion? Learn about using square rods as a guide for neatly reducing square polymer clay canes.

Read about Coloring Translucent Premo with art materials at The Blue Bottle Tree.

Testing: Coloring Translucent Premo

Read about tests of coloring translucent Premo polymer clay with art materials. Can you use paints, chalk, and inks to make colored clay? Learn more…

Does polymer clay melt plastic? Find out from The Blue Bottle Tree.

Does Polymer Clay Melt Plastic?

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!

Buy cheap makeup kits for use with decorating polymer clay.

Using Eye Shadow with Polymer Clay

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…

Get the combined Silkscreen Deal through December 31, 2015.

Using Silkscreens on Polymer Clay

Want to learn more about using silkscreens on polymer clay? The All About Silkscreens eBook and Opulent Tapestry tutorial is now available for purchase. read more…

Various simple textures on polymer clay.

Texturing to Hide Flaws in Polymer Clay

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? Learn how to use Swarovski and natural quartz crystals in polymer clay.

Can You Bake Crystals in Clay?

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