Debbie-Crothers-Pebbles-Knotted-Polymer-Clay-Wrapped-Relax-Ocean-Earthy-BOHO

Inspiration: The Polymer Pebbles Project – Time to Relax

Oh it really is time to relax!! Let me share with you my creative, relaxing process. Visual Diary Exploration Is there a relationship between what you create and how it makes you feel?  This is a question I had never really contemplated before. My desire to explore this saw me pull out the visual diary…

Debbie-Crothers-Polymer-Clay-MOIKO-Silk Screen-paint

Tutorial: MOIKO Silk Screen, Paint & Alcohol Ink

MOIKO Silk Screens are very delicate and should be treated with care, so putting alcohol ink on them is something I’m probably not too keen on doing.  I’m using alcohol inks in the tutorial today so I’m going to show you how to use them without damaging your screens. What MOIKO Silk Screen Should I…

Debbie-Crothers-Polymer-Clay-Veneer-Mica-Powder-Foils

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…

Debbie-Crothers-Polymer-Clay-Artist-Instructor-Pan Pastel-Review-Pastels

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…

Debbie-Crothers-Polymer-Clay-Artist-Instructor-Lace-Texture-Challenge-Surface

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…

Debbie-Crothers-Polymer-Clay-Artist-Instructor-Tutorial-Handpainted-Pendant-Component

Product Review – Kato Liquid Clay – How To Get The Best Results

I’ve been using Kato Liquid Clay in the studio for a very long time and have to say it’s one of my favourite products.  I use it as a sealer, as a glue, I use it to create decorative surface techniques, I mix things into it…the list goes on.  It took me a long time…

Debbie-Crothers-Tutorial-Project-Egg-Ring-Bangle-Artist-Instructor-Bracelet-Armature-Earthy-Organic-Surface-Texture-Clay-Experiment

Tutorial – Easy Polymer Clay Bangle

Hi all, I’ve been busy lately organising files, samples, laptop images etc and came across a bangle tutorial I created for Australian Beading magazine about 10 years ago.  I’m going to share the images here but must point out they’re not the best quality!!  You’ll get the basic idea. Now I’m sure many of you…