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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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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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Punched Paper Stencil to Create Polymer Clay Veneer

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 Upcoming Tutorial

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…

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Swellegant Veneers and Pods

Tuesday again and fun time in the studio – woohoo!  I decided to play with Swellegant again today. I’ve been thinking of a few different veneer variations lately so of course had to give them a try and after a few failures, I managed to stumble across a technique that worked really well.  I loved…

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