PE: Polymer Clay Food Tutorials CollectionWelcome to a new polymer clay love article, specially written for projecteducate, find the program for the third Community Week here. If you missed the previous articles, please check out Introduction to Polymer Clay and Polymer Clay Secrets Revealed. This time I'm going to guide you through some of the best polymer clay food tutorials currently available in deviantART, enjoy and don't hesitate to leave a message if you have any question or suggestion for future articles.PE: Polymer Clay Food Tutorials Collection3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Food. Polymer clay food. There's a strange fascination between polymer clay crafters to make food, if you ask many of us won't even be able to explain what's so addictive about making fake food. Some of it is crafted for doll houses and doll props, some people make beautiful jewelry with food, but some just make it because it's so incredibly fun.
Introduction to Polymer ClayPolymer clay is a modeling compound consisting mainly of polymer polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and plasticizes to make it pliable. As you can see it's easy to define polymer clay, but there's no possible way to describe all the variety of things that can be achieved with it.Introduction to Polymer Clay3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Fox Fairy 05 ooak by Rosen-Garden The Scotsman2 by Renellesdolls
Sushi Prep by WaterGleam Egg and Bacon by fairchildart Cake Making Miniature by vesssper
In this article I will recollect some of the best resources and guide you through the basics of polymer clay, if there's anything I didn't cover here please don't hesitate to leave a question, I'm sure me or other polymer clay enthusiasts will be happy to help you
I will be referring to polymer clay as it's my medium of choice and expertise, but many of these resources can be used for other kinds of clay. You can even make yo
Battle of the Brands - The Polymer Clay ConundrumMany of us start with one brand of polymer clay to start, and as we embrace the clays pros, we often eventually get used to the cons as well and work our way around them. But what if you knew which brand was right for you before you even touched the clay? Each polymer clay brand has many characteristics that make it distinct from other brands, so if you are looking for a specific trait in your clay, you might want to read on. Who knows, you might find something better then what you are working with right now.Battle of the Brands - The Polymer Clay Conundrum5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I have personally tried every popular brand of polymer clay, and there are about five of them. There are also the polymer clays that require painting afterwards, like Studio by Sculpey as well as Super Sculpey... but I will not get into those.
The five most easily attainable clays are Fimo Classic, Fimo Soft, Sculpey III, Premo, and Kato Polyclay. Each have their own distinct characteristics, pros, cons, and baking times. These are my findings in point form:
Some More Polymer Clay TipsBack by popular demand, I have gathered more polymer clay tips for you to use to improve your pieces! If you didn't get to see the first installment, please check it out here: http://news.deviantart.com/article/67871/Some More Polymer Clay Tips6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Don't use those crappy Sculpey or Fimo glosses for your creations. Their expensive as hell, you only get a tiny bit in a jar, and their usually very gloopy and annoying to apply. Do yourself a favour - go to the hardware store and ask for "Varathane". This is found in the paint department with all the wood stainers and such. Make sure you buy the WATERBASED formula, in GLOSS not semi-gloss. This stuff sells for about $7.00 for a 946mL tin and you will not need to buy anymore gloss for a very long time. This stuff works wonders - it may be for wood, but this stuff has IPN technology which means Interpenetrating Polymer Network which means it's going to soak into your clay, adhere well, and make your clay creations damn spiffy looking.
Problemas comunes de ilustraciónHola, este jornal es algo largo, pero si sientes que tu trabajo tiene algunos problemas o te consideras un principiante, seguro esta información te va interesar y será de ayuda para la mejora de tus trabajos, espero que puedas tomarte un tiempo para leerlo.Problemas comunes de ilustración4 years ago in Personal More Like This
últimamente en mi revisión de galerías, he visto que varios Deviants comparten una serie de dificultades a la hora de ilustrar, provocando problemas peculiares en sus trabajos. Lo que particularmente llamo mi atención es que casi siempre se trata de los mismos errores, por lo que incluso es fácil enlistarlos. Siempre que he tenido oportunidad de hacer comentarios a algunos de sus trabajos, les he marcado uno o varios de los siguientes puntos y la manera en que pueden corregirlos:
ERRORES DE PRESENTACION
Falta de calidad en la presentación de trabajos
Falta de limpieza en el trabajo
Faltas de ortografía en títulos, descripciones y comentarios.
ERRORES DE APLICACIÓN DE LUZ Y SOMBR
Frequently Asked QuestionsHey guys!Frequently Asked Questions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thought I'd make a FAQ since I've received the same questions over and over again. If there's anything else you'd like to know, comment here and I'll add it.
What materials do you use?
I use polymer clay and TLS (translucent liquid sculpey). I don't have a preferred brand, but I mostly end up using Sculpey III and Premo.
How do you color your clay?
I use soft chalk pastels to shade my clay. Any large, solid colors in the clay are just different colors of clay.
What paints do you use?
When I use paints (mostly for the faces on some of the charms), I use regular acrylic paint applied AFTER the item is baked. I then seal it with glaze to keep the paint from fading off.
I want to start working with clay! What materials do I need?
I have a basics guide here for those who are curious as to what you need.
How do you make your charms/miniatures shiny?
Polymer Clay: More Answers, Tips, and FeaturesHello everyone, and welcome to my Second Polymer Clay ArticlePolymer Clay: More Answers, Tips, and Features7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This article will include:
More answers to popular questions
Polymer clay Tips and Tricks and Product Reviews
Polymer clay Tutorials to help with those last minute gifts.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
What do you mean by polymer clay "GLAZE"
-Thankfully the wonderful AJGlass pointed out that ceramic glazes need to be fired in a kiln. Let me just say polymer clay glaze does NOT have to be fired. The glazes used in polymer clay are more like varnish for a wooden floor or a desk. You just coat it on and let it air dry. Ceramic glazes and polymer clay glazes are VERY DIFFERENT!
My clay is too hard, I am having trouble making _______
-To fix this you can try a few things:
You can add some clay softener that is made by almost all brands, or you can add a few drops of vegetable oil to your cla
Polymer Clay: What is it? and who is using it?It seems there has been a recent explosion in DA users who are now using polymer clay as a medium for their deviations.Polymer Clay: What is it? and who is using it?8 years ago in Art Features More Like This
To help out curious users who might be interested in what this medium is, how it works, or where they can get it I thought a NEWS article should be made. I shall also showcase some
deviations made with polymer clay. The data below is compiled from HanaClayWorks polymer clay FAQ and my own FAQ
What is polymer clay?
-Polymer clay is actually not clay at all. It is a form of plastic. (Specifically fine particles of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) suspended in plasticizer) The only reason it is called "clay" is because of it's clay like properties. It is a mold-able substance that can be cured in a normal oven (or toaster oven) and will retain it's shape and remain strong after baking.
Where can I buy Polymer clay?
-You can buy Polymer clay at craft stores like Michaels, AC Moore, Jo Ann Fab
Polymer Clay Features I Please click that button and this news article so more people can share the polymer clay love!Polymer Clay Features I4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Polymer clay has been taken beyond child's play by many talented artists, artists that deserve more recognition. Each week moofestgirl and Talty will bring you their favorite polymer clay submissions for that week. Please enjoy them and show them much love!
Cookies by Feel-LynCharmedCherry pie by BlueDachshundClassic Macarons by AmaiQDragon Shiny by Rabenkind
Goth Goddess by akashicaPaws by berabellaBaby Gryphons by DragonsAndBeastiesMushrooms in the Dark by MaryBunnieTakochu by suzannetje87Too Cute by Sara121089Rapunzel Jewelry Box by ArteDiAmoreFrangipani pendants by MiniatureTemptationsHeart charm by SnugglePuffPie
Our favorite artist for this week is ArteDiAmore. She's notable because she uses polymer clay in other ways, not only the classic charms and miniatures. Her art is impressive!
Sweetheart Box by ArteDiAmoreInterlocking Dragons by ArteDiAmoreQueen of Hearts Journal by ArteDiAmorePink Wedding Journal by ArteDiAmore:thumb
Materials ListIf you have any questions about repainting, please check this list first! My repaint tutorial is just a little bit outdated when it comes to materials. Over time I've been trying many different tools and techniques, so my materials list is a bit different now!Materials List2 years ago in Personal More Like This
◈ ◇ ◆ Preparation Tools ◆ ◇ ◈
- 100% pure acetone (found in the beauty supply sections) make sure it's colorless, and cotton swabs. I used to use Windsor & Newton Brush cleaner, which worked okay, but acetone is less expensive and wiped everything off easier. Do not allow it to drip onto hard plastics (such as the body) as it will melt the plastic and release fumes.
- Cling wrap, painter's tape, and masking tape; these are for wrapping your doll's hair and body to protect it from being sprayed with sealant or getting scratched/dirty. If sealant sprays onto the dolls hair, the hair becomes coated in dried, white, sealant that is difficult to remove.
- Respirator. I us
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Welcome to my second Worbla's Finest Art tutorial.
Today I want to show you how you can use Worbla's Finest Art for sculpturs and more.
Two more tutorials about Worbla's will come soon.
And don't forget my first tutorial with varnish and paint it: ❤ http://fav.me/d5eo48a ❤
Yay for Polymer Clay 11Please click that button and this news article so more people can share the polymer clay love!Yay for Polymer Clay 113 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Polymer clay has been taken beyond child's play by many talented artists, artists that deserve more recognition. Each week moofestgirl and Talty will bring you their favorite polymer clay submissions for that week. Please enjoy them and show them much love! If you know any artist that you think deserves more recognition, please let us know so we can consider them for future features.
Dolls and sculptures
New design Pollen Fairy by MeadowknightRabbit 3 by RomanticoCrepuscolo
Sushi Prep by WaterGleam:thumb277706801:2011 Gingerbread House Models by birdieloverWax Rose by ShacchanGerman Pretzel Prep Board by sonickingscrewdriverStrawberry Puff Pastry by ChocolateDecadence
Our featured member of the week is linceeslanieva. Her creativity and talent with polymer clay speak for themselves, so there's nothing we can do to make just
PencilsArtist's ToolboxPencils7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Let’s talk about pencils, the handy tool that every artist uses. The pencil can seem pretty basic at first glance, just a mundane everyday object. But the pencil can create magic:
There are a variety of brands of pencils that you can use for art and a variety of kinds. Let’s quickly look at some examples:
Graphite Pencils: This is your humble every day pencil. It is useful for sketches and full scale black and white work. There are many brands ranging from cheap to expensive. Art graphite pencils vary in hardness. The best way to think of hardness is how easily the graphite smudges or applies to the paper. F is the lightest and the hardest lead (the graphite filling of a pencil) and 9B is the softest and darkest lead
Polymer Clay Brands Polymer clay BrandsPolymer Clay Brands1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
many people who start working with polymer clay usually do so by taking the brand they have available in a store around the corner.
For me that was Fimo, which is still a regular in my polymer clay box. I have tried several brands, though not all, thats why I borrow (with permission!) from other nice people which are credited in the bottom and in the intro, to give you a full picture. All the product pictures are copyright of the respective brands which I have written permission to use. (And got free samples from Fimo & Pardo just for asking! Thanks so much once more)
Did anyone of you know that Fimos goes back a long time and is probably the first polymer clay? It was originally invented by the famous doll maker Käthe Kruse. When in 1939 the mass didn't turn out to be used the way for doll heads as she wanted, her daughter Sophie dabbled on with it. It took another 15 years until she did perfectione
Do YOU want to sell prints? One mistake you make.Hi people!Do YOU want to sell prints? One mistake you make.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today it is a short journal without photos, sorry.
I would like to give you one important advice, so I hope it can be still useful
I see many people try to sell prints here. And they are often sad they have not sold anything yet.
But at the same time I see they do the same mistake. So:
HOW PEOPLE TRY TO SELL THEIR WORK AS A PRINT?
1. you took a photo (drew a picture). It is nice, so you want to post it as a deviation.
2. you edit it. Making it sharper, more colourful, adding contrast, CHANGING a size to some 850x600px, for example.
3. you post it as a deviation.
4. you look at your deviation and think "hm, it looks pretty cool! Maybe somebody can buy it. I will allow it as a print."
5. you click at "submit as a print" and in "print submission" option you just scroll down and click at "SUBMIT AS A PRINT".
6. now deviation in your gallery has that cool "buy this print" green button and you are excited about somebody buying it.
7. you are disappointed that nobody bought it.
F.A.Q + Tutorial Feature ! - Learn with us :)A collection of tutorials I'm featuring for you !F.A.Q + Tutorial Feature ! - Learn with us :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Find your department and have fun !
Watercolors and other paints
Copics and other markers
Copic Marker Tutorial I by cartoongirl7Jad's Copic Tutorial by Jad-ArdatComplete Copic Tutorial by Jad-ArdatTutorial: Copic Skin Coloring by MzzAznCopic marker Tutorial - part 1 by yaichinoTUTORIAL :: COPIC by EcthelianGuide: Buying Copics v2.1 by KhallandraCopic Eye Tutorial by XXAnemiaProMarker Tutorial by NashimusCOPIC marker tutorial by luleiyaWalkthrough: Colouring with Copics Version 2 by Khallandra
Color Pencil Tutorial by VerlisaerysTutorial Techniques with Colored Pencil by anikasgubimColor Pencil Tutorial Part I by Mana-KyusaiColored Pencil Tutorial by nokechaColor pencils Tutorial English by Yenni-VuColored Pencil Tutorial by vantidFog's Colored Pencil Tutorial by fog-mireTRADITIONAL COLOURING TUTORIAL by EliciaElricColoring Skin (Color pencils tutorial) by BKLH362Painting with Pencils: a Tut by Lusc-FireColor Pencil Tutorial by YueYukiSteps :Curiosity killed the Cat: by Youmi-dtColored Pencil Tutorial Part 2 by medli20COLOURING TUTORIAL PART 1 by tavington
Vodka Mutini sewing tutorial by lishlitzPlush Donut Tutorial by devliannVideo Tutorial Ramen by SmallCreationsByMelHow to: Rainbow Cupcakes by Marki-san-DesignFun Tip Friday #13 by SmallCreationsByMelKoi Tutorial from Polymer Clay 1/3 by SmallCreationsByMelFun Tip Friday #14 by SmallCreationsByMelSculpting Tutorial by SgtMilenkoTutorial 3 - Head Sculpting by capnkupoCelestia WIP How-To Tutorial Part 2 by Blackout-Comix
Sketching/Inking and Charcoal
How to: Margin + PaddingFor this tutorial series I am explaining different elements you can create or modify with the help of CSS. The level of experience that is needed to be able to understand the tutorials can differ and will be in no order.How to: Margin + Padding2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
However I will try to explain the things as simple as possible. Upcoming questions should be left in a comment directly to this blog so that people with similar problems can look them up later as well.
The tutorial series is based on the gruze-structure of journals. If you are still using the old structure or have a journal installed that used it, things won’t work the same way like explained below.
For simple skins the old structure is fine, but the more features you add, the more I would recommend using the gruze-structure. You can look up the differences here: http://ginkgografix.deviantart.com/art/Old-vs-Gruze-Journals-112772369
It seems like a lot of people are struggling with the usage of margin and padding. In the end it doesn’t matter ho
How watercolor can become your friendPeople often ask me for some basic tips on watercolor, so I thought I write a little guide about my experience!^^How watercolor can become your friend8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Disclaimer: This is my personal opinion only. You don't have to agree with all points but you should know I wrote all of them to the best of my belief!
Finding the right tools
I think this is the hardest step. Bad quality supplies can mess up your results and you will lose your fun. That's the reason why I disliked painting with watercolor at school: We only used cheap tools like thin paper which crinkles or brushes which lose hair. Honestly, it's not fun at all picking up all lost hair on your painting or having a finished picture full of wrinkles!
Only when I was lucky to get better quality watercolors, brushes and papers, I fell in love with this traditioal medium!
You don't have to buy the most expensive tools, just make sure buying a higher quality than ordinary "school quality"!
I recommend buying art supplies in a shop for artists.
Adoptable Guide - who, what, why - BIG OL' FAQSo if you're reading this, you are curious about that title, or adoptables, or both, or yeah. YEAH.Adoptable Guide - who, what, why - BIG OL' FAQ5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, this is more of a few things I have noticed after watching adoptables sell for a few years. I don't sell them often, so I cant tell you how to design them, but I will give you tips on what I see selling.
What are Adoptables?
Generally, adoptables are designs that people make for others to use in whatever they please.
Are they free?
Sometimes. Mostly no, but sometimes yes! Some people give them away, some are cheap (like 10 cents cheap) and some are really expensive in the hundreds.
WOW. Who would BUY that?!
Anyone with money, I suppose! It's their art, let them price what they want. What's it to you if they don't make a sale?
Besides, if someone LIKES their art, and WANTS to pay that, then why bother questioning?
If it makes both of the artist and customer happy, let them do it.
Adoptables are dumb.
Okay, but don't tell that to th
Braid Tutorial- Photoshop and SAI FriendlyThis is possible in PS and SAI. In sai you will need pen tool and marker/water. In photoshop two brushes. One for strands and a soft brush like below where it says 6, 19 and 19. The first three brushes displayed:Braid Tutorial- Photoshop and SAI Friendly3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
First draw a line in the direction you want your braids to be in. Curved or straight.
Next draw a thick diamond shape, boxy if possible. Then from about halfway attatch another diamond shape.
Continue this all the way down your guideline. You will end up with something like this below.
Colour a flat base. The midtone of your braid and reasons why will be mentioned as we go.
If you are a cell-shader this tutorial will give you an idea on what to do but this is more aimed at realism and semi-realism but ask for help if you want to see this in other styles. Moving on.
Mark out the shadows coming i
FAQHow did you get started?FAQ4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've always sculpted as a hobby and am completely self taught. In April of 2010 I decided I wanted to finally try my hand at selling my work. I started posting things on etsy and DA and veeery slowly people started noticing. My first couple of years relied heavily on commission work.
How are you so popular? I just started making sculptures too but nobody notices or buys them?
It took well over two years before I was actually getting fulltime work with decent pay. It took a TON of hard work. I sold my work for far less than I should have, because I needed customers. I also did a few shows, to get some exposure by handing out business cards. I made things as often as I could, posted often, and made sure it was very clear I was open for commissions. I posted links on everything. You have to make it easy for people to find the info they need! I posted mainly on etsy and DA, then made a fanpage on facebook very late in the game. Probably sh
Liquid Clay 101Liquid Clay comes in many forms, but many of us just refer to all brands as TLS, which actually stands for "Translucent Liquid Sculpey". In actuality, Sculpey certainly isn't the only one who makes Liquid Clay. Fimo makes a Liquid Clay called "Fimo Decorating Gel", and Kato makes a Liquid Clay called "Clear Liquid Polyclay".Liquid Clay 1016 years ago in Art Features More Like This
From my experience, you can use a WIDE variety of things with your Liquid Clay. If you want it to be Translucent though, I suggest using Fimo Decorating Gel. It is EXTREMELY translucent and makes the BEST sauces and syrups and anything else that needs to be coloured but still still transparent. TLS will leave you with an opaque mixture, so it's good for things that don't need to be see-through like chocolate sauce, slime, blood, icing, etc.
For colouring, things like Oil Paints, shaved Oil Pastels, Chalk Pastel/Charcoal, Kneaded Polymer Clay, Eyeshadow, Metallic Powders, Alcohol-Based Ink, Dry Pigment Powder, etc...
DON'T use Acrylic Paint. It does BAD things when
Street Photography for expertsStreet Photography for experts3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Defining Street Photography
by Dave Beckerman
Most types of photography can be easily defined by their subjects. A wedding photographer takes pictures of weddings. A portrait photographer poses someone and takes their picture. The nature photographer covers a wide area, but it is easy to categorize.
Street photography is difficult to define because it can encompass just about any subject.
If I were to ask you to name a few famous street photographers, you might pick, Garry Winnograd, Henri Cartier-Bresson, or maybe Robert Frank. But if I asked you to define street photography – that would be more difficult. You might say that street photography is candid pictures of strangers on the street. That might be a good start, but it doesn’t really describe street photography.
To start with, street photography doesn’t need to be done on
Artist Alley 101: The Basics/Applying for a Table Artist Alley 101: A Practical and Fun Guide to Selling Your Art at ConventionsArtist Alley 101: The Basics/Applying for a Table2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello everyone! After being a member of several artist alleys for the last 7 years, I thought I should share my knowledge with you in a practical and (hopefully) fun guide!
This is meant to be a good start for those who have never been a part of an artist alley before, as well as a nice refresher to those of you who are veterans of alleys everywhere! I will try to be as detailed as possible while making the information easy to reference and read through!
I will be submitting this in parts with links to the previous and next parts. I also am working on getting more pictures up so you can have visual references as well!
Hope you enjoy, and feedback is definitely appreciated! Let me know your thoughts, reactions, some of your own alley stories, as well as suggestions I can add! I definitely haven't thought of everything, so if you have new ideas to share, I'd love to hear them!
Let's get star