Devious Journal EntrySo for those of you that don't know, Michael's is having a giant sale on clay until Sunday (I think) or today. All clay are $1.00, so if you were thinking about starting to work with clay, now is the time to go buy some!
I know I plan to go out and buy a ridiculous amount myself. c:
Also, I'd like to clarify that the critiques I'm offering are for polymer clay items only. This is the medium I work the most with and am most familiar with, and it's the only one I'm comfortable enough critiquing. Sorry if there was any confusion - I probably should have been more clear with my last post.
Polymer Clay: The BasicsPolymer Clay: The Basics2 years ago in Other More Like This
So, you want to get started working with Polymer Clay, but you don't know where to begin. This is a quick write up of the very basic tools and materials you will need in order to get started working with Polymer Clay!
Nothing fancy here; if you want the basic basics, this is all you'll need!
1. Clay (of course!)
You'll need your basic colors: white, black, red, blue, yellow, and tan. The three primary colors, plus white and black, will let you achieve many different shades and colors without having to buy a lot of clay! This is great for when you're just starting out and getting your toes wet. Once you decide that you like working with clay, you can pick out pretty much any color you need. If you want to start working with making miniature foods, I strongly advise you to pick up some translucent clay, since it'll give your foods a more realistic look (especially fruits and cakes!). I buy mine at Michael's and Jo Anne's. I recommend checking in there on the weekends; Mi