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Tutorial: Polymer Clay, Moiko Silk Screen; Raised Texture

Creating an illusion of texture is another way we can use our silk screens with exciting results.   My thought process has always been – how many different ways can I use this product; silk screens were no exception.  The process of silk screening acrylic paint onto raw polymer clay is a brilliant one, but how…

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Tutorial: Polymer Clay, Moiko Silk Screen, Mica Powder & Foil

This veneer is simply a variation on the mica powder silkscreen where foil is added as a final step.  It’s important to choose a screen with a large mica powder areas.  This means we want a screen with a design which allows maximum areas of powder to be transferred to the clay (ie not just…

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Tutorial: Polymer Clay, Moiko Silkscreens and Mica Powder

Using mica powder with a silkscreen can create some stunning effects, especially if you’re using a dark coloured clay.  I find I much prefer mica powders on a darker clay surface and this process is no exception. The process I’ve used here is almost identical to the chalk pastel/powders but I’m going to show you…

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Tutorial: Polymer Clay,Moiko Silk Screens and Pastels/Powders

Let’s have a look at how easy it is to use a Moiko SilkScreen with pastels and/or powders.  I’ll be using chalk pastels in this process but you can substitute for Pan Pastels, oxide powders or any other powder/pastel with fine particles.  There are some important tips right at the end of this post. It’s…

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Inspiration – Set Yourself A Challenge

Hi everyone, Who’s up for a challenge? We are in very trying times at the moment, with communities in lock down, people self isolating and lots of “unknowns”.  I’ve seen some amazing gestures of kindness in our polymer community with artists offering free tutorials to help those with lots of time on their hands and…

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Product Review – Cake Decorating Tools for Polymer Clay

Using cake decorating tools for polymer clay has been around for ages and I’ve seen many posts where people have said they’ve purchased numerous cake decorating tools for use with their polymer clay. I have so many tools in the studio at the moment and I didn’t really think I needed any more until……I found…