Sunday, March 1, 2009

Sculpey Tags

I love this stuff. This is a wonderful media, it's very forgiving and lots of doll maker create beautiful realistic characters with Polymer clay. It's expensive but well worth the cost. It comes in many different colors which works well with jewelry makers, easy to make blended canes (like candy canes), then slice! 1,2 and 3, soften, mold and then bake, fortunately the softening stage is applied with the heat from hand kneading. It comes in the brick form pictured below, the rounded canes can be pulled from one another but I like to cut my own, somehow it gives me to accurate picture of how much I have left.
Bake at a low temp for 15 minutes for each 1/4 inch thickness. If you have a item more than 1/2 inch thick, you may want to "beef" it with aluminum foil. I do this with doll heads.

Off to the oven, but before I go.....I wanted to show you my "reject" example. For some reason I have a notion in my head that free form or abstract art is better, I'm telling the world......I am no good at it.


I reused this copper and cut down on my babbles, no button, coins or pearls. Plain Jane. C&G Design.

6 comments:

Kathleen said...

I have never tried sing polymer clay for any sort of crafting. Hey, something new to add to my list, What's this I hear on the weather channel...6-10 inches of snow predicted? What about your neck of the woods? hugs, Kathleen

tina said...

You are brilliant!! I can't wait to see the plant tags!

Jean said...

Looks like a very useful product to me.

Skeeter said...

I think this was the stuff my friend in Germany (at the craft store) use to make jewelry out of. She made some good stuff and sold well...

inkmistress said...

What a great idea for the clay! I'll have to try to gear up for spring gardening, but it's kinda hard to imagine with all the snow today!

Christina

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