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 Collection2 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 Clay2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Fox Fairy 05 ooak by HalloWeenPixie 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 Conundrum4 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:
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?6 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
Where do you buy your clay? Help us make a list!I'm sure that at some point, this happened to most of us: "wow polymer clay/air dry clay is great! but do they sell it in my country? where can I buy it?". It's also the most asked question for clay groups and clay artists! So if anyone asks you again where to buy clay, you can just send them a link to this page.Where do you buy your clay? Help us make a list!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, how cool would it be if we made a list? Think about how many new artists we would be helping... if you had problems finding clay at the beginning, I'm sure that you were really grateful to that nice person that helped you find it. Also, in countries where clay is really hard to find, having a bigger demand would convince more stores to start stocking clay!
It's a WIN/WIN for all of us: you are giving something back to the community, and you are increasing your possibilities of making clay more readily available to you. Also, you get a cookie for being so awesome! Maybe you will even learn of a new store that is closer or cheaper!
We will be listing both physi
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 1015 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
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 112 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
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 ilustración3 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
Beginnerís Guide to Polymer ClayHey guys! Here is a sort of beginner's guide for people who are interested in using polymer clay for their art. I know a few of you have wanted to start on making miniatures, but wasn't sure where to start so here goes! Btw, I'm not a professional or anything, so this guide will be based on what worked for me personally, and may act as a suggestion of sorts to those that are about to start a hobby in polymer clay! =] I also apologize ahead of time for the wall of words you're about to read (if you do decide to read this hohoho ).Beginnerís Guide to Polymer Clay2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Choosing the clay
There are a few types of clay, Sculpey, Premo, Premo Accents, and Fimo. When I first started, I used Sculpey because it was harder in texture, as compared to the other ones. (However, it seems like the Sculpey white is super soft...almost like gum...which means it is super hard to mold and I don't like it as much). This way your finger prints won'
Smoothing, Sanding, & Buffing Polymer ClaySmoothing, Sanding, and Buffing polymer clay is definately something that you don't hear a lot about in the younger polymer clay community, but it certainly does make your pieces look a lot better in the long run. If you smooth, sand, and buff your clay AND add a layer of varnish - watch out, your pieces will look as bright, beautiful and glossy as a piece of delicious candy.Smoothing, Sanding, & Buffing Polymer Clay5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Have you ever noticed that translucent clay really isn't THAT translucent? Well, if you smooth, sand, and buff it - you'll be seeing differently! It really DOES get see-through!
Give these tips a try, and although I can't guarantee that you will get it right the first time, practice makes perfect, and sometimes new techniques take a little getting used to before you find a way that works the best for you.
Smoothing your clay is what you do to your clay before you bake it. Running your fingers along the surface and smoothing out bumps and impurities can work wonders on a piece and give it a ve
Tips on Where To Sell Your ArtThis is made as a quide to help you sell your art. Please check out my other Journals On how to be a better artist:http://lilithssmile.deviantart.com/journal/#/d57m9bc look out for my upcoming journals: Tips on how to be a better writer and tips on getting published. Also if you would comment and tell me how you feel about all this information. Did i miss something? To over whelming? Just right?Tips on Where To Sell Your Art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Remember getting your art exposed is an important role in selling your art. There are many ways and sites for your to not only show off your art but sell as well.
Try some online store:
These are free to list
Yardsellr: http://yardsellr.com/ Easy to list and sell. The blocks are kinda annoying but its gives you a etsy and ebay importer and it has an exporter for styl.ly and D&K. You can also link your email and facebook page, make tweets, and pins. plus you get bonus money to spend on the site
These cost some money to list and possble other fees;
Frequently Asked QuestionsHey guys!Frequently Asked Questions2 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?
PE - Artisan Crafts ABC II I - MLast year MyntKat did an excellent work putting together an Artisan Crafts ABC for projecteducate, however the Artisan Crafts are so extensive, diverse and ever-growing that there's still much to cover. In this new Artisan Crafts Week we will explore some different crafts, techniques, materials and popular themes to expand your knowledge of this addictive world. This list is still not complete, and we invite you to share with us your knowledge.PE - Artisan Crafts ABC II I - M2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Artisan Crafts ABC: A - D | E - H | I - M | N - R | S - V | W - Z
Artisan Crafts ABC II: A- D | E - H | I - M | N - R | S - V |
Polymer Clay 101If you remember your kindergarten days, you might re-call several occasions in which you mashed and poked away at that vivid and doughy sculpting clay called Plasticine. This stuff would entertain me for hours, and I always loved it more than Playdough because it would never dry up. Whenever something looked all wrong, you could just ball it in your hands and roll it around some more to create something entirely different.Polymer Clay 1015 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Polymer clay is quite similar to Plasticine. Both of these clays are somewhat solid when you buy them, but are softer from the heat of your hands. They both have an "oily" feel to them that leaves that residue on your hands, and they do not harden in the air. Plasticine is one of those clays that does not solidify at all, unlike Polymer Clay which, when baked, turns hard as a rock. So, if you intend to create a figurine, piece of jewelry, or some dollhouse miniatures that you would like to last forever, than Polymer Clay would be your best bet.
But Polymer Clay is a
Interview with NassaeThis week, we are very proud to introduce one of our very own staff members. Nassae has remained mysterious even for us (the staff members) but not anymore! Now we get to read more about her and share the secrets with you guys. Awesome, right?Interview with Nassae2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hi! Thanks for accepting to be interviewed by us today, can you start by telling us a bit about yourself?
Hello! I’m Lucinda but I usually use the name Nassae on dA and other online communities.
I am a science student who loves nature and, of course, a miniature crafter who loves art. ☺
Why did you choose the name Nassae? is there a meaning to that name or is it completely random?
I made this name up a few years ago. I wanted to find a name that “feels” like me and sounds good at the same time. I didn’t look for the meaning though.
Later I found out that nassae are actually a kind of nests used for catching fish. The pronunciation is different from wha
Cosplay Tutorials CollectionCosplay tutorials are among the most fascinating I've found in DA, full of inspiration and secrets that make you want to try them, even if you've never cosplayed before. I took a good look around and tried to put together the best collection that I could, so please feel free to browse all of these and try them! Let these artist know how awesome and generous they are for their hard workCosplay Tutorials Collection10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
This article was written for ArtHistoryProject, please don't forget to visit the project and also join the nail art contest we put together.
Knight of Time Cape: Tutorial by HABanime Ruffle Skirt Tutorial by eirenealetheia Sailor Fuku Cosplay Tutorial by SparklePipsi
Feathered Wings Tutorial by Kudrel-Cosplay Steampunk Goggles: A Tutorial by FenrisDesigns Fantasy Film Wing Tutorial by Flying-Fox Tutorial: Cosplay Jewel-Making by cafe-lalonde Foam Board Weapon Tutorial by FireLilyCosplay Vinyl and Craft Foam Armor Tutorial by FireLilyCosplay Link Cosplay hat tutorial by Eressea-sama Cid Highwind Spear Tutorial 1 by gerodere Craft foam tutorial by PxScosplay
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 Tips5 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.
Firedance Pendant Tutorial is Finally Ready!Firedance Pendant Tutorial is Finally Ready!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My new tutorial is finally ready!
You can find the tutorial here: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/jewelry/Pendant/Fire-Dance-Wire-Wrapped-Pendant/24472
This tutorial teaches you how to trap a cabochon in a woven frame with graceful swirls to dance across the front and back of the pendant. The lesson teaches you a basic version of this style of pendant. However, with a little imagination, you can use the techniques taught here to create many different variations of this design.
This lesson calls for a cabochon, though you can also substitute a similar size bead for the cab instead. Keep in mind that if you do use a bead instead of a cab, you will need to make the frame wide enough to accommodate the thickness of the bead.
20" (50cm) 20g dead soft round wire
14' (4.3m) 28g dead soft round wire
1 22x30mm oval cabochon
Chain nose pliers or flat nose pliers
Worldbuilding: Environments and Social StructuresAre you ready to build a world? Good!Worldbuilding: Environments and Social Structures9 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
The Magic Gateway, by jerry8448. This is what we want to do with worldbuilding.
Worldbuilding is a complex process, because it is essentially creating the base of a different reality from our own. An author must pull together all the elements of a 'world', and capture that in text. This applies in any genre of writing. Even non-fiction has aspects of worldbuilding because it has setting and world details the same as fiction. In any genre, if the world is flat, the story will be flat and one of the best ways to build a fictional world is to know about one's own. Stories and readers both require an interesting and engaging place to go to, and our world, as well as any imagined one, can provide this! Because our world is the base of most human experiences, it is a great place to understand for both personal and writing reasons. If the author understands the sett
Polymer Clay Tutorials: -Last Minute Gift Ideas-Polymer ClayPolymer Clay Tutorials: -Last Minute Gift Ideas-5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Polymer clay is a great medium for making jewelry, sculptures, trinkets, ornaments, paper weights, and all sorts of items. In this article I will have several sections of tutorials using polymer clay that can help those of you who need to make a little something for your friends and family.
Table of Contents:
Here are several projects and tutorials for those last minute gifts:
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches
[Bullet; Green] Fortune Cookie
[Bullet; Green] Cupcake
[Bullet; Green] Sushi
[Bullet; Green] Gingerbread Man
Polymer Dragon Tutorial by JadedExistenceTsumami Tutorial by HanaClayWorksDumbledore Poly-Clay Tutorial by paperfaceparade
Do-It-Yourself Journal SkinDo-It-Yourself Journal SkinDo-It-Yourself Journal Skin1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Get into Journal skinning by learning how to create your own Journal skin in this tutorial!
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Heya everyone! In this tutorial, you'll be learning how to create your own Journal skin on deviantART. This tutorial takes a "Do-It-Yourself" or "Assemble-It-Yourself" type approach. I've pre-created a design, and it's up to you to put it together and customise it - with instructions, of course!
Note that you need a Premium Membership to use Journal skins!
This tutorial is aimed at anyone who is interested in starting to create Journal skins on dA using CSS. Those who don't know anything about CSS yet can follow along, and hopefully learn something along the way! Those who are beginners with CSS can learn how to turn a design into code, and how to use CSS to create a Jo
Testing Tutorials - Baking Powder tecnique!I've been really curious about this tecnique shared by Shacchan - see this journal for the instructions - and finally today I've managed to give it a tryTesting Tutorials - Baking Powder tecnique!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It was fun, althought a little messy. I just need to try some more to find the perfect dosages!
I mixed some light brown clay with about an half of water and an half of Fimo liquid, until I got a creamy thing (as Shacchan explained, it should look like a glaze). Then, I added the baking powder to the clay, proportion as shown, and mixed them:
I made a baking tin with an aluminium foil (I didn't have anything to wrap the aluminium around, that's why it looks so weird! ) and poured the clay in it (well, I poured it all over my worktop too! ). I baked for about 10 minutes.
This is what the clay looks like, after it's baked. Gotta admit it looks anything but good
The big moment! Seems like it worked - but I'm thinkin
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 List10 months 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
Polymer Clay Features I Please click that button and this news article so more people can share the polymer clay love!Polymer Clay Features I2 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