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Tutorial – EFColor Low Temp Enamel

After weeks and weeks of fun days in the studio exploring the wonders of EFColor Low Temp Enamels I decided it would be a great idea to create a tutorial.  Combining EFColor and polymer clay seems like a match made in heaven, and I have to tell you, it is. EFColor powders stick really well…

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Inspiration – Polymer Clay Mixed Media Earrings

You know I’ve often said over the years, “I don’t normally make earrings”! I was completely wrong!!  I have made heaps of earrings over the years and I have to say my favourites would have to be the ones incorporating mixed media. Mixed media to me conjured all sorts of luscious images – I think…

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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…

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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…

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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…