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Posted on December 9, 2014 in Hints, Tips, & Tricks by Katie Oskin
Scrap polymer clay can bring on notions of joy, fear, anxiety, anger, frustration, and elation all at the same today. Today I’m going to show you a brief video that hopefully will inspire you NOT to throw every piece of clay into the mud bin, but to salvage your clay scraps.
Scrap polymer clay isn’t always what it appears to be. Today I’m going to show you how there’s really no such thing as scrap clay in my world.
Scrap polymer clay isn’t always what you think it is … If you have worked with polymer clay for any length of time, you already know that you will generate a LOT of scrap polymer clay. Having a system that works for you on storing your scrap clay will ensure that you can use all of it and will actually have very little scrap clay. In my tutorials here on the website and also for Parker’s Clayful Tutorial Club, you will see I use a lot of “scrap blue” or “scrap green” for projects. For those of you who have wondered what I meant, here’s a brief little video for you on how I store my scrap clay.
There are a fair amount of articles on the site on how you can store your clay. I have store my clay in this same embroidery floss box for 7 years now and it’s still holding on strong! Honestly, I don’t seeing myself switching my open clay storage system any time soon. This system works for me. This video today is just a brief little explanation of how/why I store my open clay like I do. Hopefully those of you who do belong to the club will better understand why I grab a hunk of this and a hunk of that, throw it all together and BAM – this is whatcha get!
Hopefully this video will inspire you to come up with your own storage system for polymer clay so you too can reuse as much scrap polymer clay as possible. It’s such a shame when I watch clayers throw perfectly usable scrap clay into the “mud” bin. I always feel bad. This little embroidery floss box keeps me from doing that! Reusing clay scraps & pieces ensures that you have very LITTLE wasted clay!