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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

How to use polymer clay to alter a paper mache heart

I wanted to use polymer clay to embellish a paper mache heart. I started by creating a shadowbox like recessed area. I show how to achieve this on today's Polymer Clay TV. Once you learn the technique you can create anything you want to of your heart. How about a little fairy world inside the heart? The sky is the limit! Kira will continue with her fairy door heart next week so you will see several ways to use these fun hearts. Valentines Day is right around the corner so why not get started now!








Wednesday, January 18, 2017

How to create several surface techniques for polymer clay faux wood, raku and stone


Today Kira uses the popular Fairy Door to illustrate how you can easily make a faux wood look, faux stone, moss and mortar. Several easy to find mediums and paints are used.

PanPastel was used with dark brown clay to produce an instant antiqued wood look. Micaceous Iron Oxide medium by Golden is painted and stippled to give a stone look and it bonds well with polymer clay. You can produce a faux raku look with this technique as well! Patina by Ranger in the color "Clay" was used on the wood door stoop. And Pearl Ex Powders were used with a paintbrush to add dimension to the faux stone.

Join the fun! Visit CreateAlong.com for a kit to create this project.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

How to make punchinella flowers with graduated ruffled edge cutters

I love freeform flowers and thought that our ruffled edge graduated cutters would be a great way to make them. So I grabbed a few different pieces of our new punchinella and I started mixing colors of Souffle polymer clay. I know many of you are under multiple feet of snow so how about creating along with me to make a bright flowery box to brighten your day. I share design tips that help to make things flow better in today's video. So come create along with me!
Don't forget that Polymer Clay Adventure is now in full swing and we would love to have you join us. Find all the info at this link. 







Monday, January 9, 2017

Synergy Conference: An international Gathering for Polymer Clay enthusiasts


Registration is now open for this summer.
You can learn from polymer clay artists in presentations, workshops, and clay classes! Plus meet artists from all over the world. This year it is in the USA. Check it out today, before it sells out! Click here for info.









Wednesday, January 4, 2017

How to make a flexible polymer clay Polka Dot Cuff Bracelet


This video covers lots of info- how to use Patina and Gilding polish paints with polymer clay, using stencils to create designs, how to trim the cuff, what clays to use to make it flexible enough to take on and off your wrist, and how to bake your clay to make it strong.



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