I love playing around with different media and discovering how you can use them in new and different ways. I recently discovered that polymer clay can work great with Copic markers.
On Saturday, May 19 at 9:30 a.m., I’ll be teaching a class on just that…creating polymer clay pendants from scratch and customizing them with your favorite Copic colors using an airbrush system. It is very simple to do… no prior polymer clay experience is required. Here are four samples of the types of pendants that will be made:
Call Googly Eyes & Craft Supplies to reserve your spot!
I recently found some cute hair clip findings at my local Hobby Lobby store with small blanks at the top. They were begging to be embellished with polymer clay, so I pulled out some scraps in different colors and began hand-sculpting miniature roses.
To ensure the delicate petals wouldn’t chip, I used Kato polymer clay. Kato is known for its strength, so it is perfect for this type of project. To make sure the roses stayed put, I used a strong two-part epoxy glue to attach the baked flowers to the clips.
Once I got started, I couldn’t stop! I made a number of these to sell at a Holiday Bazaar (in salmon, yellow, red, dark blue, & light blue) along with handmade placards to display them.
As I plan on making more of these this year, I’d love your input on other colors to test out. Any suggestions?
I’m guessing these hair clip findings would also work great with polymer clay cane slices, daisy-style sculpted flowers, and more…the possibilities are really endless!
Sharing a polymer clay creation with you today. My sister-in-law and I picked up a copy of Ancient Modern: Polymer Clay + Wire Jewelry a while back. (love, love, love this book!) The project instructions are very simple to follow and the end results end up being pretty close to the original.
Here is the Moondance necklace project we made one afternoon…
Want to see more sample projects from the book?
Click on the below image to “look inside” over on Amazon. 🙂
I thought I’d share a couple of “green” projects I made recently for the Hero Arts website that combine two of my favorite things…polymer clay and rubber stamping!
First up is this lil’ tin – that turns trash into treasure! This was made from a round altoid tin and uses some darling new Hero Arts stamps. I *HEART* that deer! And the background cloud stamp is greeat too. You can click on the picture for a larger image.
Never used polymer clay & curious how? Or are you an expert that wants to make a quick gift for a friend? Check out the step-by-step video HERE.
Second up is an elegant Kanji necklace. This is SUPER easy project to make, and uses those burnt out incandescent light bulbs you haven’t gotten around to throwing out yet. Turn them into jewelry molds! I filmed another step-by-step video you can see HERE. Hope you enjoy them and happy stamping!
Staedtler (the folks who distribute Fimo polymer clay here in the US) had this great make n’ take at CHA using ring forms they are considering importing to the US. They have adjustable bands, contain bezels on top, and are perfect for filling with your favorite polymer clay. Hopefully they will be available for clayers sometime soon… see below for a sample of a square version. And here is a link to the ones they are currently selling in Germany, I believe. This is a lot easier than making your own ring forms!
A couple of months ago, Ellen Kelsey, a member of my North Texas Polymer Clay Guild, demonstrated how to cover wooden boxes in polymer clay. Ellen often transfers beautiful fairy images to white clay which she then surrounds with faux wood clay treatments.
Since I had spring fever, my box turned out to be more fruit/flower inspired. Who knows, maybe I was just really hungry that day?!?! *lol* The box was covered with a mixture of gold and brown Premo! which was textured with a basket-weave texture sheet from Studio by Sculpey. The flowers and strawberries were then hand-sculpted with Premo! as well.