Are you confused about the difference between mica and pigments? Pigments are a very specific category of material that has been used since the beginning of time to make paint.
I just noticed that the couch next to me is wet. Why? Because I laid my water bottle there. I made sure the spout was closed before I laid it
You can find color recipes for sale all over the clay world right now. Are they a good or a bad idea? I have to say, I’m a bit of
Often used interchangeably, these two words have very different meanings. Findings are the hooks, clasps, latches, jump rings, button shanks, posts, bezels, blanks, and other utilitarian things that allow jewelry
If you ask about baking glass on social media, the answers will sound scary and ominous, giving you the impression that glass might somehow not be safe in the oven.
Renaissance Wax is a brand of wax that is highly esteemed among clayers for creating a nice finish. Apologies in advance to fans, but I want to be clear about
Polymer clay is solid vinyl plastic and does not need to be sealed against the elements. It is waterproof and does not crumble in the cold or melt in the
There’s nothing wrong with mistakes. We all make them, and they’re part of learning. They’re how we learn what doesn’t work. And if you don’t keep trying things (which might
The single most important (and most overlooked) art supply in the clay world is … pigment! Pigment is the color in acrylic paint, watercolors, crayons, pastels, paint pens, and acrylic
It’s a bit like the difference between a cookie recipe vs storebought cookies. The ones from the store are reliable, always the same, but not customized to your tastes. You
(OMG, you have to love the expression in that video still!) Yes, the things that annoy you about polymer clay are the same things that annoy me! I’d have to
The creative process is not linear. Idea → Make → Finish No, my friends, it does not work like that. No matter how good your ideas are, no matter how
When I first got started, I only used the thickest setting on the pasta machine to condition my polymer clay. But doing that takes much longer. Instead, I like to
I’ve been working with polymer clay since 2001 or so. Here’s how it all got started! I was what you could call a “serial crafter”. I taught myself how to
Unlike most other brands of polymer clay Fimo is slightly water soluble before baking which means that it can mix with water and become sticky. This becomes an issue when
The major polymer clay manufacturers have assured us that polymer clay is non-toxic when used as a craft material and used as directed. And as anyone with a pet knows,
Sculpey III isn’t a bad clay. It’s just being asked to do things it’s not very good at. Fine detail, firmness, and flexibility are not Sculpey III’s forte. But it’s
How do you share and pass on your creativity? Creativity is contagious. Pass it on. Creative Growth Games Paperback – January 1, 1977 by Eugene Raudsepp How do you share and pass
I’m not an influencer. I don’t get paid to post content. I’m not a representative of any brands. I don’t care if you use Fimo or Sculpey or Brand X
Do you sell your artwork or your jewelry? Then don’t use the same business model as the big box stores.Here are six ways that you are not Walmart.• There will
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