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Learn why you would use baking soda or corn starch with polymer clay. More at The Blue Bottle Tree.

Cornstarch or Baking Soda with Polymer Clay

Have you read of people using cornstarch or baking soda with polymer clay and you wondered what that was all about? Why would you use it? And which one should you use? Is cornstarch better? Or is baking soda?

One of my simplest polymer clay tips is that I use a pop-up box of tissues for general cleaning, blotting, and removing of paint from polymer clay projects.

Polymer Clay Tip: Kleenex!

Here’s an example of a polymer clay tip that so simple it’s almost not worth mentioning. But on the other hand, sometimes the simplest …

Keep polymer clay beads from rolling around during baking by placing them on accordion folded copy paper.

Polymer Clay Tip: Copy Paper

This tip seems like it’s so simple that it’s almost not even worth mentioning. But when I think back to when I …

Lint and dust on polymer clay, learn how to prevent it and how to remove it.

Lint and Dust on Polymer Clay

One of the most frustrating aspects of working with polymer clay is dealing with lint, dust, hair, and various particles that seem …

Use recycled mushroom boxes in your studio for gathering small items in one project. Perfect for beaders and jewelry makers.

Handy Project Boxes – For Free!

Everyone loves something for nothing. And everyone loves recycling. So here’s an idea that has been around my studio for the past …

Learn about making molds with Amazing Mold Putty vs EasyMold on The Blue Bottle Tree.

Amazing Mold Putty vs EasyMold

Amazing Mold Putty and EasyMold are two very commonly available brands of RTV silicone rubber molding putty. What are the differences between …

Translucent polymer clay is different - do you know how to work with it? Learn more in this Translucent Polymer Clay frequently asked questions article at The Blue Bottle Tree.

Translucent Polymer Clay FAQ

Translucent polymer clay captures the interest of polymer clay artists all over the world. Although the instructions for using it are no …

School Supplies offer wonderful things for the crafter. Use Pencil Boxes for storage of small things in your craft studio.

Craft Room Storage Boxes

It’s that time of year again, at least here in the US. The school supplies are stocked up in the “seasonal” aisle …