Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Long Silkscreens Create the Best Cuff Bracelets & 10th Anniversary

It's amazing that 10 years have gone by since we started Polymer Clay TV, June marks our 10th anniversary and it feels like we just got started. We have so much in store for you and we have tons of new things in the works. We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your support and friendship over the years, it has truly been an amazing journey! Of course after 10 years we still from time to time have technical difficulty and for some reason my iPad decided to film sideways so I tried to rotate it which made the video a small square you can't see on a phone. I have since re uploaded the sideways version which should be at least regular size so you can create along with me. You may actually enjoy the angle better who knows.

Today I used our long silkscreens to make a cuff bracelet. The beauty of these long silkscreens is you can create one long design that will fit a cuff or necklace and you don't have to piece things together! I don't know about you but that's never fun trying to get rid of seems and such. I ended up finishing the cuff using my metal stamps to add a little more to the bracelet, you can also find those in our shop. I decided I like to leave my clay on the metal cuff rather than pull it off and make it double thickness. To me it is less chunky but you can do what you like best many people bake it on the metal cuff and pull it off and add a double layer of clay to help thicken it, it is up to you but I did leave mine on the metal form.


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Product bundle for an Awesome Life and Better Business!

Many of you know (and some of you might not know!) that Polymer Clay TV and CreateAlong is a successful 6-figure business, and we partnered with IndieBizChicks to offer this big bundle of Life and Business products for only $19.

We are part of this awesome limited-time-offer deal. I know many of you are interested in starting or growing your business- the stuff in here might be helpful to you :)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

How to use Magic Transfer Paper to create images on your raw polymer clay tutorial

Create Along today while Kira shows you how to create quick, simple & easy image transfers. Magic Transfer Paper eliminates the "long rub" that you have to do when you use regular paper to try to do an image transfer. Stop spending all that time rubbing off the paper! With MTP, it takes no time and no effort (no scrubbing!) to get the paper off and leave the beautiful ink design.

You can see more tutorials and get more info about the paper at our special page for it:

You can find all the Color Me pre-printed MTP here

AND this week, it's ON SALE! Save 25% off your pre printed Color Me designs using this coupon code: CMMTP25

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

New Liquid Sculpey and Pentagon Cutters

You have probably heard about the new Liquid Sculpey by now but if not it now comes in clear, black and white. I have only scratched the surface having just received mine but I see LOTS of potential! The one thing I noticed about the new LS is that it was not as thick as the silver or gold so it has more of a runny consistency. Obviously it will work better for certain applications than for others so it will involve some experimenting and pushing it to its limits. I wanted to use black as a type of grout and was happy with the results for the most part however I did notice when I accidentally got some of the black LS on to my piece and tried to wipe it off it smeared and stained a little. I was able to scrape some of it off but not all of it without distorting the silkscreen design. So if I was going to do this application again I would probably execute the piece differently next time. I would probably spread the LC across my base coat of clay and then place the tiles rather than trying to grout it in the traditional way. Just a tip.

Anyway today I show what I did with the Liquid Sculpey and our Create Along Pentagon graduated size cutters. I was given a great tip from Iris Weiss of Polyform and that was to make sure and bake the clear Liquid Sculpey at 300 degrees F. It will not ruin the other clay these directions come directly from the makers of the clay. However to be cautious if you are using a light or white color clay I would tent it so it doesn't discolor. Thats just my thoughts better safe than sorry.

Clear Liquid sculpted over silver clay
Black and white Liquid Sculpey

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Tribute to Wonder Woman Cuffs bracelet how to with polymer clay

Don't you just love a strong female role model? I always loved Wonder Woman as a kid, and now you can wear a reminder of her on your wrist!

If you're a cosplayer, you can customize these to your heart's content, the many versions of Wonder Woman had different cuffs :)

 Learn how to antique polymer clay (and why) alcohol ink techniques, see how flexible Premo polymer clay can be, and more in this fun crafting tutorial. for the tools shown- the long zigzag border cutter, mini starts plunger cutters, purple brushes, and Quick Cuff blank. for our limited edition tool kit boxes.


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Shooting Polymer Clay Arrows to your Heart in Graduated Sizes

I have always loved the simple shape of an arrow maybe because it has so many design possibilities or in its simplicity maybe it's because it's quite elegant. Whatever the reason is I am having a blast trying all kinds of designs with our NEW graduated arrow cutters. The possibilities are endless. I have tried stacking them, turning them upside down, foil stenciling on them, silkscreening and so much more. Can't wait to see what fun designs you come up with!

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