Polymer Clay Tips and Information

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the hidden feature in translucent polymer clay is an easy way to use it
The Hidden Feature in Translucent Polymer Clay
Optical brighteners are fluorescent dyes that take invisible UV light and reflect it back in the visible spectrum. If something contains this dye, you will see it brighter than if it didn’t. Read on to learn why this is important when creating with translucent polymer clay. The Blue Bottle Tree Polymer Clay | Ginger Davis Allman
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Spray Sealer for Polymer Clay
Updated September 6, 2021 – Now showing results for 20 different sprays! The Blue Bottle Tree Polymer Clay | Ginger Davis Allman
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Can You Make a Polymer Clay Candle Holder?
Yes, and no. :) Read on! The Blue Bottle Tree Polymer Clay | Ginger Davis Allman
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Pardo Polymer Clay – A Tale of Two Pardos
Pardo is the brand name for the various lines of polymer clay made by the Viva Decor company. The Pardo brand is made of five lines of clay with two different types of “body”. The Professional clays are stiffer while the “regular” lines are softer and easier to work. Learn all about this wonderful clay in the article! The Blue Bottle Tree Polymer Clay | Ginger Davis Allman
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Remove Polymer Clay Bubbles
If you’ve been working with polymer clay for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed those pesky bubbles that get trapped in between sheets or layers of clay. But how do you remove polymer clay bubbles? The Blue Bottle Tree Polymer Clay | Ginger Davis Allman
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Super Sculpey Ultralight Polymer Clay
There’s a type of polymer clay called Super Sculpey UltraLight. It’s white, lightweight, oven-bake, and has a sort of a marshmallow texture. It’s so light that it floats! The Blue Bottle Tree | Ginger Davis Allman
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Polymer Clay Needs Flexible Glue
Bonding two rigid materials together is easy for glue. But it’s not so simple with polymer clay. The Blue Bottle Tree Polymer Clay | Ginger Davis Allman
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Keep Your Oven Out of Drafts
Why would you need to keep your oven out of drafts? The Blue Bottle Tree Polymer Clay | Ginger Davis Allman
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Things Clayers Resist Buying, Learning, and Doing
Have you ever had something that “everyone” told you to try and you kept putting it off? Maybe because you thought it was dumb, or unnecessary, or that your way worked just fine. But then you finally gave in and tried it, and you were like…WHOA…where has this been all my life? Yeah. That. Here are five things people put off trying or doing. You’ll kick yourself once you realize what you’ve been missing. The Blue Bottle Tree | Ginger Davis Allman | Polymer Clay Tips
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Faux Lampwork Tutorial for Polymer Clay
Learn to create lightweight, colorful beads and pendants that look just like lampwork glass! The Blue Bottle Tree | Ginger Davis Allman | Polymer Clay Tutorial
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Atlas Pasta Machines for Polymer Clay – A Review
When working with polymer clay, one of the most important tools to help you with conditioning, mixing, and sheeting polymer clay is the trusty pasta machine. Now there are other kinds and brands of clay conditioning machines, both from the craft store and from polymer clay tool companies. But originally, pasta machines were all we had to use. This is the third in my series of reviews on clay conditioning machines and pasta machines for polymer clay. The Blue Bottle Tree | Ginger Davis Allman
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How Do You Leach Polymer Clay?
One of the most valuable skills that a polymer artist needs to know is how to leach polymer clay. But…what does it mean to leach polymer clay? The Blue Bottle Tree | Ginger Davis Allman
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Baking Kato over Premo
In this article, I'm answering the reader question, "Will curing a Kato layer on top of cured Premo and ultra light burn the the already cured layer?" The Blue Bottle Tree | Ginger Davis Allman
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Make Your Own Silkscreens for Polymer Clay
Silkscreens can be purchased with a design already on them, or you can make your own silkscreens. While you can use silkscreens to print on many materials, we’ll focus here on how these silkscreens are useful for screen-printing on a sheet of unbaked polymer clay. The Blue Bottle Tree | Ginger Davis Allman
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What is Polymer Clay?
You might have seen the packages in a craft store, or perhaps you’ve seen a booth at a craft show with colorful creations lining the tables. Maybe a friend has sent you to this page to learn more about their beloved hobby. So, what is polymer clay? Let me tell you all about it! The Blue Bottle Tree | Ginger Davis Allman