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Learn about using alcohol inks with polymer clay.

Using Alcohol Inks with Polymer Clay

Are you curious about using alcohol inks with polymer clay? Learn what they are, how they’re used, and how to use them with Fimo, Premo, Kato, and Sculpey.

Test tiles were made from five brands of clay to use as the base for testing polymer clay sealers.

Testing Polymer Clay Sealers

Polymer clay sealers can be sticky, peel off, and turn cloudy. Are you using the best products on your polymer clay projects? Compare over 40 varnishes. Read more….

When making a skinner blend, it will gradually expand to fill the width of your pasta machine if you're not careful.

Skinner Blend Tips

Graduated color blend sheets are invaluable when working with polymer clay. Get better results and solve common problems by using these skinner blend tips.

Can you use floor wax on polymer clay? Which kind of floor wax? Learn more at The Blue Bottle Tree.

Floor Wax on Polymer Clay?

You might have read that you can use floor wax on polymer clay. But which kind of floor wax? And what would you use it for? Read more…

Learn to reduce square canes by using square rods. Learn more at The Blue Bottle Tree.

Reducing Square Canes

Do you have difficulty reducing square canes without distortion? Learn about using square rods as a guide for neatly reducing square polymer clay canes.

Does polymer clay melt plastic? Find out from The Blue Bottle Tree.

Does Polymer Clay Melt Plastic?

There are lots of ominous warnings. But does polymer clay melt plastic? If so, which ones? Which plastics are safe to use with polymer? Learn more here!

Curious about the European polymer clay, Cernit? Read the review and learn how it's different from other brands in this review from Ginger Davis Allman of The Blue Bottle Tree.

Review of Cernit Polymer Clay

Cernit is a popular European brand of polymer clay. How is it different from other brands? Can you use it in the same way? Read more…

Various simple textures on polymer clay.

Texturing to Hide Flaws in Polymer Clay

It’s so easy for fingerprints and bumps to ruin your work. Learn how to use texturing to hide flaws in polymer clay. Learn about tools and see examples. Read more….

Can you bake crystals in clay? Learn how to use Swarovski and natural quartz crystals in polymer clay.

Can You Bake Crystals in Clay?

Can you bake crystals in clay? Whether you’re working with Swarovski rhinestones or natural quartz crystals, you can embed them in your polymer clay designs