Want to learn a couple of secret hacks and tools you can use to make crafting with polymer clay a little bit easier?
Here's one for working with mica, pigment powders, and glitters.
These powders can get messy and get all over everything including your hands, brushes, tools, and work surface.
My #1 favorite tool for removing the powder while working is a makeup brush cleaning mat. This quickly and easily "sucks up" the extra powder and makes it easy to do a quick color change. When I'm using my fingers to spread powder, I can just run them over the mat to remove the color from my fingertip. Same thing with a brush. Get one here.
My #2 favorite tool is a sticky beading mat! These are popular with people who use seed beads or diamond painting, but they work AMAZING for really cleaning those powders off your tools and fingers because they are super sticky AND you can wash them with water and soap hundreds of times, they will become sticky again. So they are not the same as using packing tape or paper towels (which you then throw away, making a lot of waste.) Get a set here.
If you want to see these tools in action, check out this Bargello with powders and glitters tutorial I did for our @polymerclaytv YouTube channel!