Hi, I'm Ginger Davis Allman
You and I are both here because we love to create with polymer clay. Welcome!
Don’t waste time and materials on bad info. I found the answers so you don’t have to. Explore the hundreds of articles here and dive into the popular tutorials.
Looking for more? Blue Bottle Insiders is our member-supported learning community. Join us!
Polymer Clay Articles
Have you ever wanted to create fine detail in a polymer clay piece but didn’t have the right tools? Toothpicks will work in a pinch, but they only come in one size and the wood can be quite rough. Tutorials
I loved Valentine’s Day when I was a kid. I loved cutting out red hearts and gluing them to paper doilies. I loved decorating my box to receive valentines from my classmates. And I loved frosting pink cupcakes and pushing little
Amazing Mold Putty and EasyMold are two very commonly available brands of RTV silicone rubber molding putty. What are the differences between these brands and should you choose one brand over the other? Silicone Rubber Mold Putty is a platinum-cure
Silicone molds are becoming more popular in the craft world and you can very easily make your own. But trying to get information online is overwhelming. There are so many types and kinds of silicone rubber mold material. A trip
One of my favorite and most used tricks is to use rubbing alcohol in the craft studio. It’s cheap, available, and it just plain works wonders. Read on to see why I like it so much. What is Rubbing Alcohol?
Because of Thanksgiving break here in the US, it’s been a bit of an odd week. We had three work days but school was out today and that meant it felt like a weekend. And even though my husband was
Last night my 14-year-old daughter had a friend spend the night and the evening’s plans included watching a movie and doing a DIY project from Pinterest. After much discussion they finally picked a project and used my ancient stash of
Hobby Lobby stores in the US have been carrying more products by Viva Decor and one of the latest new products is the Patchy mold sets. They are a line of flexible, double-sided push molds which simultaneously shape the back
Few polymer clay products have created the buzz that Translucent Pardo Art Clay has. It is the clearest brand of polymer clay and it has a reputation for being hard to find. Is that true? Where do you buy Pardo
Last month Melinda Orr, the creator of Artisan Whimsy invited me to test VerDay Paint & Patina for the 5×5 Test feature in the October 2013 issue of Bead Chat Magazine. I have wanted to get my hands on patina paints for
A reader on my Facebook Page wrote to ask a very good question this morning. Can old, hard, crumbly polymer clay be given new life? You see, for some reason, some brands and formulations of polymer clay get hard and
Polymer clay, also called polyclay or fimo, is a modeling material that you can cure or bake at home in your regular oven. Today is a focus on Tips and Tricks for getting the best results when curing your projects.
Today I’m discussing baking temperature and why it’s so important for getting good results with your polymer clay projects. When baking polymer clay, temperature is everything! This article is second in a series on Baking Polymer Clay. Part 1 of this
It seems like it should be simple, and it is, but there is a bit more to it than just putting some clay in your oven to cure. In this series I’ll also discuss some tricks that I’ve found to
Whether you’re marking your signature, adding design elements, or drawing designs, people always want to know which black markers or pens to use on polymer clay. A quick internet search shows that Sharpie markers are the most commonly recommended for
Sign Up Here
Keep in the loop about new articles and tutorials. Get tips and info. Weekly emails, or thereabouts. This is the newsletter that everyone talks about.