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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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(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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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It's good to know who you are, and who you are not.

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

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Graphic that says "You are not Walmart!"

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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