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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: MOIKO Silk Screen, Polymer Clay “Ghost” Design

Creating gorgeous polymer clay veneers using Silk Screens and paint have been around for many years.  I’m going to show you something I like to call a “ghost” design which a really nice variation on the basic silk screen/paint process. I’m going to show you the process in it’s simplest form which you can then…

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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…

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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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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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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…