Sanding and Buffing Polymer Clay

(60 customer reviews)

USD $25.00

Don't sand harder, sand better! Everyone loves a perfectly smooth, glassy finish, but it seems to be elusive. Does your polymer clay look scratched and rough after sanding? Can't get a good shine, no matter how much you buff? Are you tired of sanded fingertips, sore shoulders, and cramped fingers? This 120 page eBook will change everything.
This is not a just a tutorial. It's a comprehensive eBook that examines and explores strategies you will use to make a beautiful finish. Two sanding tutorials are included. The Basic Sanding Tutorial teaches you how to get a perfect finish with materials readily available from your local hardware store. The Luxurious Sanding Tutorial takes this process further by introducing you to exceptional sanding and buffing materials that save labor and give even more fantastic results. There's even a bonus Mica Shift Tutorial that teaches you my favorite method of creating lovely pearlescent illusion images deep within polymer clay.

The Sanding and Buffing in Polymer Clay eBook is 120 pages long and contains 173 photos. You’ll learn how to prepare your project before baking, how make sanding easier, how to modify buffing wheels for best results, and how to seal and varnish your work. There's a Troubleshooting section, too, dealing with common sanding problems and addressing common sanding myths. A full resource section is included with sources provided for products and materials introduced in the eBook.

What to Expect

After purchase, you’ll get an email with a link to download your tutorial(s). The tutorial is a professionally formatted PDF document that’s easily viewed on your computer, laptop, phone, or other device. My tutorials include a table of contents, lots of tips and tricks, and include a resources section for where you can find supplies. Your purchase includes full customer support by email by which I’m available to help you enjoy your tutorial to the fullest.

Please note, this is a non-refundable item.

Text and images in this tutorial are Copyright © 2016-2017 by Ginger Davis Allman, of The Blue Bottle Tree, all rights reserved. That means you can’t share this tutorial, teach or give it to friends, post the file or contents online, or sell it, etc. However, your creations are always yours to sell, share, and enjoy as you desire. I always appreciate credit and a shout-out whenever possible. Thank you!

60 reviews for Sanding and Buffing Polymer Clay

  1. Maria Teresa Capobianchi

    I finally understood what I’ve doing wrong. It’s so clear after reading the tutorial that I have to be careful and not be in a hurry to finalize the piece.
    I’m a beginner and this tutorial helped a lot… thanks

  2. Kim Shumate

    I learned so very much! I finally was able to sand and buff a piece to a quite satisfying sheen. I highly recommend Ginger’s ebooks. They’re professionally done yet easy to follow and understand. She is relentlessly thorough in her research and then shares it with us! Thank you, Ginger!

  3. Maureen Randall

    This a clear and comprehensive explanation of the purpose of sanding and buffing. Ginger explained the process in such a way that I now happily spend the time cleaning up my pieces prior to baking and in the first level of sanding. I have immediately seen a huge difference in my pieces and I have not even started using her “luxurious” method yet. Well worth it.

  4. Ellen

    I read this e-Book as soon as I ordered it. I’d read all I could get my hands on and watched many uTube videos to figure out how to go about sanding my poly clay properly but wasn’t finding what I was looking for until now. The mica shift was it! I’d had a book about 11 or so years that showed that process vaguely and lost the book in a move so I’ve been looking for something to explain this process since then. Thank you so much! I love the way it is written, the way you explain each step and how it is going to turn out. Everyone who works in polymer clay needs this e-Book!

  5. Paula

    This was so helpful, especially since I am new to this jewelry medium. Thank you so much for all the wonderful information! I appreciated all of the ideas provided – so many I would have never thought of in a million years. My wipe out tool and baby suction cups came in today, so I am excited to get back to playing and trying them out!

  6. Melissa

    I only bought the book to support Ginger, as a way of paying back for her free content. I was quite surprised when I discovered there was a lot I didn’t know already, and some things that have definitely improved my finishing skills.

    If you were hesitating to buy it because you said to yourself “I already know this stuff…” consider giving it a go. Worst case you’ve supported the best polymer clay website. Best case, you learned something.

  7. Cheryl Dixon

    I have been using the tips and tricks in this tutorial and it has removed my sanding and buffing woes! Thank you for clearing up all the misinformation I have received in the past.

  8. Bronwen Cleary

    I have bought quite a lot of tutorials, and this one, hands down, has been the biggest game-changer. I had wasted a lot of money and time trying various methods to improve my sanding success. Now I kick myself for not buying this sooner! I highly recommend this one.

  9. Andrea

    The sanding and buffing tutorial is another prime example of technical information meets inspiration. Presented in the usual easy to navigate and read format, I was not disappointed. I feel confidant I am now set up for a less frustrating encounter with sanding and buffing. Ginger’s tutorials are always full of valuable technical information, personal quips and amazing resources, this one is no different.

    The chart with all the sandpaper grits/size, etc. equivalents by itself was something I was very excited to see. I appreciate the in-depth explanation about the different sandpaper, grits, uses, etc. This is valuable because when you are looking for one thing and your local resources only have another- it’s nice to be able to extrapolate what will sub, what won’t, when to turn to online resources (which are also conveniently included). I get all that info and a tutorial for a technique to put it all to use. Amazing!

    Aside from the stellar tutorials, the website interface is so easy to navigate and find your files, easy to download to whatever new device you may acquire over the years. Well rounded indeed.

  10. Sharon L

    I am fairly new to working with polymer clay, and this was the piece that was missing. I am so happy I found this resource. It will be a constance source of information and well worth every penny! Thank you.

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