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The Polymer Clay Ultimate Guide: 202 Polymer Clay Tips and Tricks to Make Working with Polymer Clay Easier
This is the 2nd in the Ultimate Guide E Book series and its jam packed with polymer clay tips and tricks, in fact there are 202 of them. Kira and I have both been working with polymer clay for over 20 years, I started in 1989. When I started there weren’t even ANY polymer clay books on the market. I know that is hard to believe but its true. Shortly after the very first book came on the market it was called The New Clay and it changed my life to see all of the different things being made with the clay. At the time I started I was living in NYC and only knew a couple of people that worked with the clay that were putting themselves out there. Some are still around now and I have admired their work from the start. Boy has polymer clay evolved and I am happy to say I have been a part of it. I have NEVER been bored with the clay and am still learning over 25 years later. Its a clay of infinite possibilities, in fact back in 1995 I owned an art gallery I called Infinite Possibilities and now that I have moved on to my own studio I have also decided to call my studio Infinite Possibilities. I got the name from a lyric in a song by Tracy Chapman, she said something to this effect. We are living in a world of infinite possibilities so always keep dreaming!
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Do you want a new way to add embellishments to your projects? Learn how to use polymer clay and create a fabulous art journal cover or adapt to your favorite project.
Watch as Ilysa demonstrates the Magic Transfer Paper technique to create this iconic winged heart necklace you can wear or give as a beautiful gift!
Find Magic Transfer Paper and the collage sheet HERE.
We’ve got a new Magic Transfer Paper image transfer kit for you this month, with pretty lovey designs and featuring a detail from a William Waterhouse painting. Show your love with a beautiful quote about love, and use the digital download in so many ways! We used Magic Transfer Paper on polymer clay and a paper mache heart shaped wall plaque to make a beautiful giftable piece of art. watch the video and get started creating your own.
Jewelry Making Daily had some great things to say about our book, the link to their article is below.
When we wrote Polymer Clay Art Jewelry- How to make polymer clay jewelry projects using new techniques, we knew there were SO many polymer clay 101 type books on the market that we did not want to be one of them. We even argued a little with our publisher that we didn’t even want to provide any “introduction to polymer” material at the beginning of the book. We lost that one, after all, people pick up polymer clay every day and if our book is the only one they have, we should teach them a bit about how to use it from the beginning. But when you get it you will see that we greatly abbreviated the “beginner” portion of the book so that we would have loads of room for the projects!
We are so inspired daily by the materials and tools that we find- either for art, or for other things. Kira’s favorite store in Austin is actually a baking shop where you can get the COOLEST tools for baking- and for polymer clay! So we knew we needed to show everyone just how awesome it is when you discover a tool or supply that was not necessarily meant for clay, and you extend it’s use. We also love pushing our everyday materials to their limits, using molding, powdered pigments, cutting tools and more for as much art making as we can! Read more about our book from someone else’s point of view, here.
Polymer Clay TV has just been released with a new demo on how to make fun metal tins, these make great gifts on their own or add a piece of handmade jewelry inside and its a double whammy of a gift. They are easy and fun to make. We deom how to use polymer clay and magic Transfer Paper with some punchinella designs for extra flair. Have fun creating!
We just released the new issue of Inspiration Monthly and you will find lots of inspiration this month with multiple tutorials. Want to be a part of the zine? Make sure to check out how to submit. You can see updates on Polymer Clay TV, Craftylink and more! Enjoy your free copy now and don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss a thing. http://bit.ly/15qnfGL
We are all getting more and more mobile and when you have some down time that makes it easier to catch up on videos you missed and new things you can learn. We have the perfect thing to keep you up to date, an app for Polymer Clay TV. When you get the app you also get our monthly collage sheet for free! Check it out below.
Watch today’s video for info on how to create along with us and be eligible to win a cool prize! All you need to do is post your photos to CraftyLink.com and tag them #CFCA. We will be picking a random winner from those who mini-cane along with us this month!