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Inspiration: Polymer Clay “Frida” Inspired Earrings

I just wanted to share some of the “Frida” inspired earrings I’ve been making recently – which have been sooooo addictive by the way. I had previously incorporated some of my little flowers into beautiful mini bud vases and ring dishes and also combined them with floral pebbles/cabochons.  If you’re reading this you’re on the…

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My Polymer Clay Story

Let me tell you a little about my polymer clay story. Let’s start at the beginning…. My polymer journey started a long time ago and I fell head over heals from the moment I touched this medium.  I joined an Aussie forum and was probably the pesky “new kid on the block” asking all the…

Inspiration: Polymer Clay Pods – Variations to the Basic Shape

My recent free tutorial on creating polymer clay pods sparked some interesting conversations about pod shapes, names, uses and variations. There are literally hundreds of ways you can “alter” something to make it look different. It’s actually heaps of fun for me to challenge myself to do this.  My visual diary is full of pages…

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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…

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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…

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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 – 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…