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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 – BOHO Feathers

Hi everyone, it’s been a while since I’ve been in the studio and even longer since I’ve written a blog post.  Life has been crazy the last 12 months or so but 2020…well I’ve decided it is time to slow down. While I took a holiday my mojo also decided it was time to take…

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Inspiration – Visual Diary

I’ve been using a visual diary, on and off for a few years now – probably more off than on to be honest.  I’ve been using it more and more lately and find the process of writing/drawing/creating in my diary very relaxing.  In this time of great menopause anxiety anything to help me relax is…

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Inspiration – Upcycling Jewellery

Who doesn’t love rummaging through the recycled jewellery at second hand stores and garage sales looking for those special treasures to upcycle? I just love it and get so excited when I find something that’s pretty unique. I’ve always collected bits and pieces and used recycled beads and various other parts in finished jewellery pieces…

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Tutorial – Scrappy Stripes

I recently posted a video tutorial showing how I created a veneer using scrappy stripes, embossing powder and texture.  You can access the YouTube video tutorial here: Polymer Clay Veneer with Embossing Powder and Texture and this is what you’ll end up with. It occurred to me some of you may not know how to…