Wednesday, February 24, 2016

How to use silkscreens and chalk to create patterns on polymer clay

I am excited to say that Kira has been hard at work designing new silkscreens for the shop and I am having a blast trying new things with them. Join me on Polymer Clay TV and see our new silkscreens with a chalk design that gives a beautiful Damask look when your project needs something more subtle than paint. I also share a new mold that will unlock your secrets. LOL Not really but it will unlock some fun possibilities! Enjoy!
Find the products I used in the shop at this link.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

I went to the Tallahassee Guild retreat, and here's a demo of what I worked on that day

Plus some photos of the day's events so you can get an idea of what it's like to go to a clay day with lots of stuff going on!
There was a pot luck lunch centered around a fabulous pot of chili made by Barbara, and I got to see some quick demos of what other people were working on, plus a more complex demonstration given by Helen Bellenot about how to Gelli print on polymer clay! OMG! That one technique was worth the whole trip, because it really got me inspired.

I also got to spend the weekend with Oona, who I met at Polymer Clay Adventure and now I have made a real life friend :)

That is one of the reasons Ilysa and I created Polymer Clay Adventure- an online experience takes you beyond who you could meet in your own neighborhood and connects you with the world. So if you are not able to attend a local event for whatever reason, there is an online retreat for you.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hair Twist Tutorial is Fun and Easy the Kids will Love this one

I have been making these hair twists for years. They are fun and easy to make and look so cute in your hair. This is a great projects to involve the kids in and even makes a fun activity for parties and get togethers. You don't need many tools just add some texture and a little color to jazz it up and they are ready to go. We added texture with the metal tools and the graduated aluminum rods. You can find them both in our shop

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

How to alter a Tin and make a tea caddy with polymer clay and gilder's paste

Join Kira today as she takes an old tin and creates something new! Just because you are finished using something doesn't mean it has to go in the trash, there are ways to make it beautiful and purposeful again. In this case, a tea tin gets a polymer clay facelift and a new life.

Tools used:
Kaleidoscope cutters, Graduated round cutters, Fancy Border Cutters, Metal Stamp set, Metal Letters set, a rubber stamp, clay and gilder's paste.

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