Product Review: Lucy Struncova Texture Stamps with Polymer Clay

Yay!! it’s finally time to sit with my Lucy Struncova texture stamps and play with some polymer clay processes.  I’ve had these stamps for a couple of years now (huge thanks Lucy) and have pulled them out every now and then to work with but treated them like any other texture stamp and jumped in…

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: Miniature Polymer Clay Pots

What is it about the miniature world that is so fascinating??  I’ve always had a fascination for miniatures but have never really delved into making them…apart from the odd mini polymer clay flower. The journey of miniatures began, for me, about 3 or 4 months ago when I purchased a gorgeous ceramic mini vase necklace,…

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Tutorial: Simple Tips for Flat Polymer Clay Earring Shapes

I see lots of conversations in many of the polymer clay groups regarding earrings!  What cutters are best? what should I use to drill holes? how do I sand them? how do I get a neat surface?…the list goes on. In my opinion, there are lots of  different ways to achieve a beautiful, finished look…

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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; Raised Texture

Creating an illusion of texture is another way we can use our silk screens with exciting results.   My thought process has always been – how many different ways can I use this product; silk screens were no exception.  The process of silk screening acrylic paint onto raw polymer clay is a brilliant one, but how…

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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…