Have you ever wanted to cover glass with cool polymer clay designs but didn't know how to get started. Watch today's Polymer Clay TV and get tips and tricks for success! I have covered hundreds of glass items, from candle holders to wine glasses to vases you name it I have covered it with polymer clay. I have learned a lot along the way and I share it with you on today's Polymer Clay TV.
You can find the silkscreens I used in the video at these links.
Here are the answers to your questions.
I would not go too thin on the clay when covering glass as it could crack. I would keep it thicker than a #3 thickness on your pasta machine.
Great tip that when you cover glass or metal you want to keep it out of the cold because the movement of the glass can crack the clay I have had it happen many times as well.
You can seal pigments with water based Varathane,Future Floor Wax, PYM!! and there are others made especially for clay on the market too.
You can wash polymer clay by hand with soap and water so these are totally functional.
Liquid clay is not going to make the clay adhere any better to glass in my opinion its an un needed step.
This set of earrings was made in about 10 minutes (minus bake time!) using guest designer Tejae's set of heart themed texturestax stamps called "Romance." Find them here.
Techniques used: antiquing, molding using a stamp, using mylar backed silver foil, and a trick with an emery board!
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Creating faux stones from polymer clay is fun when you know how to do it! This recipe uses our jade effects pigment powder set, plus a couple of fun extras including stamps and heat set inks. Watch this free polymer clay tutorial to learn how!
Here are some examples of real jade to look at:
I am often amazed by how many people are intimidated by silkscreening on polymer clay and I am on a mission to change that! LOL The reason is because there is no reason to be, I can honestly say it is one of the easiest techniques you can do with polymer clay. SERIOUSLY! Watch the video and find out just how easy it is and all the tools and tips you need for success.
Once you see how easy it is come enter our new Create Along Silkscreen Dreams contest. The entries are already coming in so don't delay the deadline to enter is March 4th 2018. You can get all the details at this link.
In this polymer clay tutorial, you'll learn an easy and fun way to create and decorate faux chocolates! It's the perfect time of year- this is a calorie-free Valentine gift!
The CreateAlongBox this month is themed "Love and Lace" so this project was inspired by that. The cutters shown are available in the shop (and the box will have NEW tools not shown in this video :)
What's the CreateAlongBox? It's a monthly box of goodies- check it out here.
Find products I used:
Cracked Onyx pigment
Stencil Geo Diamond patter:
We just released new custom signature stamps that create a crisp, raised image of your name, logo, or handwriting. Here are a few tips and tricks for how to sign your name to your clay art. The best tip- it takes a little practice!
Order your's here!
Another year has come and gone and what a great year it was! We had our first ever in person art retreat in the Outer Banks of NC and it was a blast. We opened Things Crafty Creative studios and so much more. This year we will combining Things Crafty with our latest endeavor. Watch the video to learn all about what we have planned.
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In this video you will learn how you can make a nice looking snow from polymer clay. You can mold it and paint it on to your art objects and jewelry.
If you want the TextureStax and Mold snowflake designs, we have a special for 24 hours only: Add both to your cart, and use coupon code: SNOWDAY to get the set for $20!
The tools you see are from the shop at CreateAlong.com:
Texturestax with 6 snowflake rubber stamps: https://goo.gl/wzSM1f
Aluminum rods in several sizes: https://goo.gl/73Hrnd
Snowflake mold: https://goo.gl/r2P1tT
Orange Cutter sets in many shapes: https://goo.gl/2Zbxkb
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Find the torso cutters at this link:
Find the stencil at this link:
Find the stencil at https://goo.gl/VePxYu
There are a few left and they ship at the end of this month so grab yours now!
You can find the other tools and supplies I used in our shop at http://www.createalong.com
How to attach polymer clay to glass, tile, coffee mugs, tips and tricks, glues and mechanical connections
In this updated tips and tricks video, Kira explains the most popular glues and methods for attaching polymer clay permanently to smooth non-porous surfaces such as glass and tile. These techniques also work for metal tins and objects.
This is really important stuff if you are giving a polymer clay gift or selling your work- you don't want the clay to fall off. You also don't want to use a non-compatible glue that might break down the clay over time.
The silicone tools, cutter shapes and other fun stuff you see in the video can be found in our CreateAlong shop.
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And- CreateAlong hears you - we have had lots of requests for Inchie cutters. Inchies are often used in swaps- a small, inch square tile that can be used as a pendant, magnet, or small art object is really easy to create and send in the mail, that's why we do inchie swaps.
Here's a set of 5 cutters to create a perfect square, circle, heart, oval, and triangle that will all fit inside that 1 inch square.
Hi there! This week we are hosting our Polymer Clay Adventure in Paradise Art Retreat on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We are in a little town called Kill Devil Hills at at 24 bedroom mansion!
Today's class is a cool little tin by Lisa Renner- She Wears Sea Shells, and it's a crowned face vessel. Everyone is having lots of fun personalizing theirs.
Take a little tour in and out- see how we are working, and join us for a moment of seaside bliss!
I love sugar skulls and what they stand for, cherishing the memories of our loved ones. They are especially fun to make around Halloween. I have lots of little things that my new kitty Spunky can get into so I though what about making a little tin to hold them in. Of course she did try to chew on the top of the tin but I can keep that out of her reach. LOL I show you on today's Polymer Clay TV how to add polymer clay to the top of a tin to embellish it. These make great gifts too and you can adapt to any season or occasion.
This fun bead shape shows just how versatile polymer clay can be if you carefully engineer and plan your baking. You can create beads like this using any symmetrical cutter shape.
Shape shown is from the Shields set at http://createalong.com