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Just when the latest brouhaha and accusations about copying and copyright infringement dies down, another one will start up and bad feelings fester. Angry posts and harsh comments get written. It’s awful. It’s awful for us to read about and
Last week I received a gift, a pen, and it impressed me so much that I wanted to introduce you to the artist, Toni Ransfield. When most of us start working in polymer clay, we become fascinated with the colors
How long should you bake polymer clay? Baking too long is not a concern and you should always cure long enough for your clay to fuse solid.
Did you know that Brazil has its very own brand of polymer clay? PVClay is a high quality clay, comes in a full range of colors and is excellent to work with. Read all about it!
There’s a bit of the magpie in each of us, I think. We love shiny, colorful, shimmery things. Inspired by the holographic images that I loved in the 80’s, I’ve created a polymer clay tutorial that shows you how
Do you work better with a deadline looming over your head, or do you prefer to have nothing pressuring you? You’d think that by now I’d know myself better. I hate deadlines. They make me get all cramped inside of
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 things are like…well…duh! We all have supplies that we regularly use in our polymer clay work and one
In the US, here have been some supply issues with Pardo Translucent Art Clay, but I’m happy to say that the ship has come in! Yes, indeed, the wholesale shipment of Pardo Translucent Art Clay has arrived in the US and stock
It’s fall in the northern hemisphere (and spring in the southern). It’s that magical time when it’s not too hot, not too cold, and the trees are doing their magic. Leaves are falling down (or coming out) and I can’t
Copyright is always a confusing, emotional, and controversial issue. Many people are unaware when they violate copyright law (or they don’t seem to care) and others are nearly paralyzed in fear that they’ll accidentally break laws and hurt others. When
When you were a kid in school, you learned that there was always one correct answer when you added a column of numbers. Two plus four is always six. There is only one way to spell “bookkeeping” and the Norman
I’ve got a treat for you today. Wendy Jorre de St Jorre is an Australian polymer clay artist who started a year-long caning project and has now entranced and enthralled us with her weekly tree canes. Relatively new to the
A couple of days ago I wrote about optical brighteners, or fluorescent dyes, in polymer clay. Some colors and brands of polymer clay glow brightly under UV light or black light and others don’t. It’s an interesting concept, but did you
In all the reading I’ve done about polymer clay, I don’t think I’ve ever seen any mention of optical brighteners in polymer clay. But they’re there, clear as day, and yet hidden. Sort of. Today we’ll have a bit of
Earlier this week I wrote about how to make silicone molds from charms. Now it’s time for the next step. How do you fill a silicone mold with polymer clay and get a good casting? It’s really a very simple process,
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