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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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Inspiration – Working to Nurture Happiness

This is very much a spur of the moment blog post – I’m on a quest for happiness in the studio.  I have a feeling if I write this down it may help both myself and perhaps someone else. My clay table has been a flurry of activity lately as I’ve been creating new pieces…

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Product Review – Understanding Foils and Films for Polymer Clay

I sent out a newsletter recently with a little tip on how to “colour” opal mylar with alcohol inks to use with polymer clay.  Thanks to those who contacted me in response to this newsletter and suggested they would like a little more information on foils and films. It’s important to remember, I’m no expert…

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Tutorial – Punched Paper Stencil

I’ve been exploring the wonderful world of stencils lately and experimented with creating my own.  Now I know you can purchase fancy equipment to create custom stencils but they are veeeerrrryyyy expensive and I wanted to try and make a stencil with what I had in the studio already. Well I started thinking about creating…

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Polymer Clay Work – Silkwater Spash Tutorial Pieces

It’s almost time for a new tutorial. I’ve been playing around with a very cool “painting” technique on raw polymer clay over the last few months and have decided I love it so much I’ll create a tutorial showcasing the technique.  I was hoping to have the tutorial finished by now but I’ve been waiting…