What if you could take polymer clay lessons from the comfort of your own home? And what if those polymer clay lessons were tailored to you and your needs? Wouldn’t it be even better if those lessons were one-on-one just you and the instructor! Well, now is your opportunity. Many people can afford the cost of a basic workshop, but when it comes to the cost of travel and lodging, that’s where the real challenge arises. Let’s bring the workshop, class, and instruction virtually, right into your home.Continue reading Polymer Clay Lessons
If you are familiar with making your own color recipes or color palettes, then you probably have familiarized yourself with your favorite polymer clay colors to use for mixing clay colors. If you aren’t familiar with the way that I mix colors you can get my clay mixing worksheet here. Without further ado, let me show you what top five mixing clay colors I can’t be without.Continue reading Top Five Mixing Clay Colors
The 2019 Polymer Clay Challenge will begin shortly on January 1st, 2019! Last year’s 2018 Polymer Clay Challenge was a success for everyone who tried to complete the entire year. Even more people were able to successfully able to complete all 52 weeks of the challenge! Unfortunately this year, I was not one of them that was able to complete the challenge. I was able to successfully complete 47 of the 52 weeks, which is 7 more than the previous year. So yay for me for completing more weeks than last year.
But … as I encourage EACH of those that participate, do not beat yourself up over this. Remember the goal of this project is that you continue to grow and that by the end of the year you find yourself being more creative, working harder toward your goals and most importantly seeing your work get better and better with each passing year. The purchase of this project is to make sure that each polymer artist is just to keep pushing on and creating. As usual, I will attempt again in 2019 to complete the challenge. And if you didn’t get to complete it, barely got started, or just stumbled upon this post today. Now’s your chance to come and join us!
How to Be Productive in Your Studio
Helping each of you with polymer clay tips is one of those things that I really love! Why? Because I love helping people. I love helping you succeed and I love helping you on your creative journeys. I hope some of these small tips help you achieve your goals in your studio. So, without any further ado, let’s get on with it, shall we?
Reworking a sculpture is always a hard decision. What happens when you put time, energy and effort into a piece and you’re not satisfied? I admit that it does happen to me and it probably happens to you too. So what do you do? Do you just leave the piece as it is and decide the piece is a failure or worse yet, that you are a failure? Do you decide to throw it away? Or do you decide to overhaul it? In all truth it can be any of the above and sometimes a variation of the three. Here’s the story about Mr. Mushie d’Room and hopefully it will inspire you to reconsider something in your studio too.
I’m in need of clay Christmas ornament donations. Are you willing to help? I’m calling on you. That’s right you. I’m calling on all clayers worldwide! I need your help decorating a Christmas tree for Cystic Fibrosis patients again this year. Are you willing to help me? Please see the information below for details on making your clay Christmas ornament donation.
Maybe by now you are familiar with the non-metal wedding ring, and maybe you’re asking yourself what that has (if anything) to do with polymer clay. Back at the beginning of 2017 I did a WIP Wednesday post about some very necessary supplies, one of which was my Qalo Silicone Wedding Ring [not an affiliate link]. You might think that this isn’t an important supply, but it is a lifesaver and I’m going to tell you why you might like to opt for one too.
There’s nothing that gets me in the mood for spring more than creating my very own polymer clay spring color palette. Over on my FaceBook page this past week I asked for your suggestions on what makes a good Spring Color palette. The answers varied widely, but most of you felt that pastels were a must. So without further ado, I bring you this polymer clay spring color palette.Continue reading Polymer Clay Spring Color Palette
Since Spring has finally arrived, this polymer clay color palette may be just what you’ve been waiting for. To read how this color palette came about and see all the other color recipes in this palette, please see this post.