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Review and tests of metallic acrylic paints on polymer clay.

Testing Metallic Paints on Polymer Clay

One of the things we love to do when working with polymer clay is to add a little bit of shimmer or sparkle, either as an accent or to replicate metal, such as for a bezel or setting. There are

Translucent polymer clay faux Roman Glass by The Blue Bottle Tree.

Faux Roman Glass

I’ve been trying to spend more time in the studio lately and it’s hard. I don’t know if it’s the demands of family, the lure of the internet, or just my own lack of self-discipline, but I find many, many

Is polymer clay safe? Find out in the article at The Blue Bottle Tree

Is Polymer Clay Safe?

Is polymer clay safe to use with food? Is it safe to use at home? Read to learn what is truth and what is rumor, and learn how to be safe with polymer clay…

Ginger Davis Allman sharing a technique at Clayaround in Wales.

Clay Day at ClayAround

When we went to the UK recently, we arrived there with no more plans than to see all our friends and family and meet our new grandson. I didn’t expect to be enjoying any time with polymer clay. I was

Luminous Landscapes

I’m in the UK visiting family right now so this will be just a quick post. I wanted to let you know that the Summer 2014 issue of The Polymer Arts has been published. It is a consistently high quality magazine dedicated

Organic Beads Polymer Clay Tutorial

Organic Beads Polymer Clay Tutorial

I have been humbled and thrilled with the success of the Rustic Beads and Components Tutorial. A huge thank you to everyone who bought it, played with it, blogged about it, and shared their experiences with it. It was so

Varathane is the best general sealer for polymer clay. Read about it on The Blue Bottle Tree.

Varathane – The Best Polymer Clay Sealer

We all have our favorite shampoo and conditioner. We have pretty strong opinions about the best brand of mayonnaise (or we hate it entirely). So it should really come as no surprise that many people have chosen a favorite polymer

Amazing Mold Putty and EasyMold silicone putty work great for molding polymer clay.

Polymer Clay and Silicone Mold Putty

I love polymer clay and I love silicone mold putty. In fact I recently explored the difference between two main brands of silicone mold putty, Easy Mold and Amazing Mold Putty. And if you work with polymer clay, sooner or

Using Sculpey Souffle straight out of the package and a palette knife, I was able to create this quick impasto style polymer clay painting.

Working with Sculpey Soufflé – Part 2

Sculpey Souffle is a new polymer clay by Polyform advertised as being lightweight, strong, having a suede-like finish, and with 22 “fashion-forward” colors perfect for making jewelry. Polyform sent me a box of this new clay and I already gave

Sculpey Souffle comes in 22 colors and has a suede like finish. Read a review and learn more at The Blue Bottle Tree.

Sculpey Soufflé Review – Part 1

Polyform, the maker of Premo and Sculpey polymer clay, has introduced a new line of polymer clay called Souffle. It is advertised as being lightweight, strong, perfect for jewelry making, and having a suede-like finish. I was lucky enough to

You can make your own polymer clay buttons with textures, from mokume gane sheets, or even with pinwheels made from your scraps.

How to Make Polymer Clay Buttons

Fancy or plain, simple or complicated, many of us like to make polymer clay buttons. Able to be made in endless colors and be made in any shape or with any texture, polymer clay buttons are a natural choice for

Garage sales are an excellent source of materials and supplies for your craft studio. Read more at The Blue Bottle Tree.

Thrifting in Your Polymer Clay Studio

This month I teamed up with Katie from Kater’s Acres to bring you a series on Making the Most of Your Polymer Clay Studio. We covered making the most of your studio, making room for a studio, productivity in the

Find out if you can wash polymer clay buttons (yes, you can)!

Testing : Can You Wash Polymer Clay Buttons?

Polymer clay is so versatile and you can make so many things with it, that it’s a natural choice for making buttons. Sooner or later you’re sitting there playing with clay and it occurs to you, “Can I make buttons

Productivity in Your Polymer Clay Studio, time management tips from The Blue Bottle Tree and Kater's Acres.

Productivity in Your Polymer Clay Studio

It’s the third week in the series Making the Most of Your Polymer Clay Studio. I’ve teamed up with Katie of Kater’s Acres and this week she’s discussing How to Be Productive in Your Polymer Clay Studio. Productivity is an

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