Learn how to sand and buff polymer clay, including all about sandpapers, buffers, machines, tumbling, and even if sanding is really needed. Huge 120 page ebook covers all!

Sanding and Buffing eBook

Learn to use mica, pigment, metal, and dye powders with polymer clay in this comprehensive Guide to Powders. Understand how these materials work so you can grow your art and create with confidence!

Guide to Using Powders

Learn to make rustic styled beads from polymer clay with this fun tutorial from The Blue Bottle Tree.

Rustic Beads and Components Tutorial

Learn to make faux Roman Glass, sea glass, Czech glass, and carnival glass from polymer clay with this tutorial from The Blue Bottle Tree.

Faux Glass Effects Tutorial



Testimonials

I was surprised by how easy this was to follow

First let me say I was surprised by how easy this was to follow [and] by the different options given to apply this effect. I have been able to make several fun pieces from this tutorial, and... I'm finding other uses for it like in ornaments for Christmas this year as well as festive decorations for commissioned orders. I love this special effect and it was well worth my money to have this tutorial.

Summer Ross

You invented the wheel with this book

I just wanted to take some time to personally thank you for all the advice and information you have shared. I did purchase your Polymer Clay Essentials book. It was outstanding. I was just about to give up on working with clay. You invented the wheel with this book. It saved me all the digging and researching to figure out all of this craft. Thanks to you, I am now at the launching pad of my own website business. I continue to be inspired and educated by you.

Robin B. Smith

Easy to follow, and very informative

Hi - just wanted to say that I tried your sea glass tutorial and it worked out very well, easy to follow and very informative. I’m a complete beginner, so that’s pretty good! Thanks for all your great helpful emails!

Chris

Excellent Little eBook

This is an excellent little e-book. I've been working with Polymer Clay For 20+ years and still learned so much from this book.

Jeanette Kandray

Check out The Blue Bottle Tree first!

What a great tutorial this is with many really clear photos! My fingers thank Ginger for allowing me to skip most of the zillion grades of sandpaper that I previously used and also for the many useful tips to be found here. Unlike many other tutorials - both free and purchased - Ginger doesn’t bulk it out by repeating stuff. Every part is useful. If you’re just starting out on your polymer clay journey or whether like me you’ve been claying for years, this is a gem you’ll want to keep referring back to. Also as someone who has a “what would happen if...” kind of mind, I’ve learned to check out The Bluebottle Tree first before I spend precious hours with nothing to show for it except some sorry-looking bits of clay that get consigned to The Drawer of Shame!

Judy Youssef

Meet Ginger Davis Allman

I’m the person behind The Blue Bottle Tree. I write the articles on this website and do the research, testing, and reviews myself. I’m also a polymer clay teacher and artist sharing at workshops and events around the world.