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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

How to make a chunky feather cuff bracelet mica shift with polymer clay

Today's tutorial features a totally simple quick way to use mica shift techniques. You don't have to get fussy with mica shift, and when you use the same stamp to create both the flat mica shift areas AND highly textured areas, you get a really nice coordinating design.

Kira used the Feather Your Nest rubber stamp, Peacock Feather silkscreen, Blowing in the Wind feather mold, and a bracelet blank to create this project. You can get the stamp, screen, and mold in our Feather Your Nest tool collection, or get them separately.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Polymer Clay Dreamcatcher Hanging Tutorial

I love dreamcatchers and wanted to make my own version using polymer clay as an accent. I created feathers from polymer clay and embellished my dreamcatcher with them. This was a fun and easy project and I will definitely be creating some for gifts. have fun creating!



I used some things from the Feather Your Nest collection too. There are so many things you can do with this idea, the sky is the limit!


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Fun with spoons and polymer clay! How to use a spoon as an armature


We had a spoon owl swap at Polymer Clay Adventure last month. What's a Spoon Owl? Glad you asked! Spoons make a great base for sculpting things like critters and faces, even beads. They are smooth and have a slight curve, and they can go right into the oven. Then whatever you made pops right off after baking!

These owls were created on large tablespoons but you can use any spoon. Give it a try.
Here are some of the tools we used- our brand new Feather Your Nest rubber stamp makes a fabulous Sutton Slice! Be sure to check out our free Video Tutorial below and you can make your own.






Friday, April 8, 2016

Feather Your Nest polymer clay supply kit project ideas from the Design Team at Polymer Clay TV

Today we are sharing a few fun project ideas using the Tool Collection and Add On Kit, which you can get together at CreateAlong.com.

Suzanne created a stunning bird sculpture, Pat created a cute stone house, Cindi made a beautiful necklace, and Darlene made a gorgeous mixed media piece of art. Stay tuned- we have 4 more designers and lots more to come!

And Katie made a video for you on how to store your silkscreens. Enjoy it here.



This is Suzanne Ivester's bird sculpture, she fondly named him Skipper. She used the Add-On kit feathers to make a tail, and the driftwood for a base. His wings are silkscreened.




Cindi McGee created this beautiful necklace from Makin's, the "other" polymer clay!
Full video tutorial of how she created this project using the Createalong.com Peacock Feather Silkscreen is here.




Darlene Madden used the full peacock feather silkscreen design and cut it out, placing it into a frame with other mixed media and polymer clay embellishments.





Pat Krauchune made this fun stone house with glass windows using several mosaic techniques, molds, and silkscreens for texture on the bricks. She has several ideas for how to create the stone textures, and even created a pattern and made the base from MDF so it is nice and sturdy. Read more about it on her blog here.




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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Polymer Clay Fairy Jar Part 2 adding clay to glass

We often get questions about adding polymer clay to glass and I can say I have literally made hundreds if not thousands of pieces this way. So I know the ins and outs of covering glass with polymer clay. One factor on getting the clay to stay on the glass is to cover the entire piece with clay. When you add pieces of polymer clay here and there it has nothing to grab onto to keep it affixed to the glass. So covering the entire piece will help ensure the clay stays put. However there are times you don't want to cover the whole piece with clay and there are two ways to handle that. One you can use a clear drying glue that is bakeable like Sobo glue and paint that onto the back of your clay before you fire. Second you can bake the clay directly on the glass and pull it off after you bake it and glue it on.

Another thing to consider is glass moves, no it doesn't get up and run around (he he) but it expands and contracts with the temperature. I experienced this first hand when I was doing the art shows and left some glass covered pieces in my tent over night and it got cold out. I woke to find that many of my pieces were cracked from the expansion of the glass. Not a happy camper that day! So that is something to consider. Don't let this stop you from using glass as an armature I have made some of the coolest pieces by covering glass. You can see a few of them in a video I filmed 7 years ago. Boy has the quality of video improved from then. LOL  Have fun!

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