Welcome to Polymer Clay! I’ve been working with Polymer Clay for over a decade, mostly as a hobby, but have sold many pieces to friends and family. I mainly create wearable art; jewelry pieces. But polymer clay is so flexible it is used to created sculpture, characters, wall art, containers, etc.
In this post, I will link to numerous video demonstrations I have recorded to introduce you to polymer clay. I’ll start with the basics and then demonstrate how to mix colors, and three different techniques: screen printing on polymer, two types of mokume gane, and building a cane.
Let’s get started with what polymer clay is, some of the brands available, and the tools you’ll need to work with polymer clay.
Introduction to Polymer Clay
Tools and Conditioning Polymer Clay
Mixing Colors to Match
Mixing Colors to Match 2
Examples of canes and blends
Making a Skinner blend
Technique #1: Easy Veneer
Technique #2: Mokume Gane Two Artists
Techinique #2: Mokume Gane Julie Picarello 1
Technique #2: Mokume Gane Julie Picarello 2
Technique #2: Mokume Gane Melanie Muir 1
Technique #2: Mokume Gane Melanie Muir 2
Technique #2: Mokume Gane Melanie Muir Redux
I decided I really didn’t like the first veneer I made, so here I demostrate the same technique but with a much different end result.
Technique #3: Screen Printing on Polymer Clay and other Techniques
Check back later to see photos of the finished pieces using the techniques I demonstrated.
Links to purchase clay and tools
Clay conditioning machine – https://www.sculpey.com/products/sculpey-clay-conditioning-machine
Pasta Machine thickness settings
The machine I used in the demos is the Atlas 150 1 to 9 settings.