Acrylics paints for polymer clay? Absolutely! Acrylic paints have been used safely for years with polymer clay. I have written about the use of acrylics with polymer several times here on the site. (See the linked articles at the end of this post.) Today I will share with you my four most used acrylic paints. You may enjoy these acrylic paints for polymer clay sculpting, jewelry making, or many other polymer clay disciplines too.
Finding Polymer Clay Inspiration
I have previously blogged about where to start in your polymer clay studio. You can read the article here. We’re going to revisit this topic today by talking about burnout & where to find polymer clay inspiration.
Each & every artist has a few tips, tricks, or thoughtful pieces of advice that they can pass on to others. As I was adding some paint details to one of my items the other day, I sat looking at my typical paint palette and I thought, “you know, this is something my readers might like to know.” So … today with you I share my secret recycled paint palette … okay, so it’s not really a secret, but it is a good tip!
For people who make a living being creative, often the greatest battle is where to start.
Getting started is not easy for everyone, especially when you are going through a creatively dry season. But if you never start, you can never finish something. In today’s polymer clay tip we’re going to discuss how to jumpstart your creativity in your chosen art form and potentially conquer that “dry spell.”
Polymer Clay Tip Tuesday
Most Frequently Asked Question
How do I keep dust, dirt, fingerprints, & dents off my pieces?
Polymer Clay Tip Tuesday
It’s “back to school” for many children in our area today. Being from a rural community, school rarely starts until after Labor Day. So, since everyone is going back to school, how about a polymer clay tip to get us started! This past WIP Wednesday I mentioned a little trick that I use to keep my beads (especially flat caned beads like the ones above) holding their shape during the baking process. We all have things that we do in our studio to “help” us in our creativity. Although I am not primarily a jewelry designer, but rather a sculptor, that doesn’t mean that I don’t make jewelry or don’t at least make jewelry components.
Polymer Clay Tip
Polymer Clay Tip #1: Finding Inspiration
One of the most frequent questions that I receive from my readers is this: Where do you find your inspiration? The answer to this question is as simple as it is complicated. Why? Because in some ways you have to search for creative inspiration and yet in other ways it stares you in the face every single day.
If you love polymer clay tutorials (and who doesn’t) and you have a good number of them, if you print each and every one, over time, storing them becomes a real problem! Here’s what I’ve done to tackle that problem. I hope you enjoy these tutorial storage ideas, feel free to share yours in the comments below.