Working With Polymer Clay – Tips For Starter

Polymer clay is a material that you can use it to make basically anything that you can imagine. It is suitable for beginners as well as professional artists. You can put so much more details into polymer clay in compare to light air dry clay. Here are some helpful tips for those who just getting started with polymer clay.

Durability

Polymer clay is durable, and it is water resistance after baking it. It is  strong enough and don’t really need to be sealed for protection.

Glazes are often use to provide the extra “shiny” or glossy effect. see glaze selection here.

Hard, Crumble Polymer Clay

Polymer clay gets crumble as you store it longer. Although it can be difficult to work with a harder clay but the clay itself is not damaged. It can be softened with a little ‘conditioning’, always condition the clay before you start working with it.

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Make your own custom phone casing with cream clay and cabochon

Make your own custom phone casing with your own preference simply by using cabochon and cream clay!

cream clay :
http://www.malaysiaclayart.com/shop/index.php?route=product/search&search=cream%20clay

Deco sauce :
http://www.malaysiaclayart.com/shop/index.php?route=product/search&search=deco%20sauce

Cabachon/Decoden :
http://www.malaysiaclayart.com/shop/tools-and-accessories/decoden-charms

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Walking Santa Claus with light air dry clay

Learn how to DIY a walking Santa Clause with light air dry clay on a walking robot.

Things you need :
Malaysia Clay Art light air dry clay: http://goo.gl/F5wSnR
plastic roller: http://goo.gl/aybjR0
clay and sculpture tools (or use tooth brush) : http://goo.gl/gMxocg
Walking Robot: https://goo.gl/fqVUDP
Glue : http://goo.gl/9Xs9ET
Needle tool : http://goo.gl/9xt1gH

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Step by step cake slice tutorial with light air dry clay

Learn how to make this cake slice with us in this fun and easy video tutorial!

Everything used in this tutorial is from www.malaysiaclayart.com/shop

What you need :
Malaysia Clay Art light air dry clay: http://goo.gl/F5wSnR
plastic roller: malaysiaclayart.com/shop/polymer-clay-roller
clay and sculpture tools (or use tooth brush) : http://goo.gl/gMxocg
Key chain : malaysiaclayart.com/shop/keychain-diy-accessories
Glue : http://goo.gl/9Xs9ET
Slicone mold : http://goo.gl/tf6mj9

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Fun with heat shrinking paper make your own accessories

You can use heat shrink paper for many craft projects, such as necklace, ear studs, key chains , even flowers and many more!

Using shrinking paper is really easy, all you need is shrinking paper (transparent or white), heat source (with oven or heat gun) , pen or pencil /color pencil, or the pen used in video.

Draw your design onto the shrinking paper, cut it out and heat it up for it to shrink viola! You can apply gloss glaze for extra sealing and glossy effect.

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How to store or keep unused light air dry clay

Light air dry clay become solid when in contact with air, and if you have extra unused clay laying around without properly storing them, those clay will dried up and become unusable.

Storing light air dry clay is fairly easy. All you really need to make sure is to keep them in a air tight bag and that’s it!

Once air dry clay packaging has been opened, only take out the portion that you needed and quickly seal them with a resealable air tight bag. Because, the longer it is expose to the air, the faster it will dry out.

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Learn how to make pokeball with polymer clay

follow this easy video tutorial to make your very own pokeball charm simply by using polymer clay, mold and eye pin phone strap.

All materials used from http://www.malaysiaclayart.com/shop/

Things you need :
1. Polymer clay in White, Red and Black Color
2. Semi Sphere Half Round Silicone Mold
3. Akto Knife
4. Polymer Clay Glue Liquid Clay
5. Eye Pin and Phone Strap
6. Hot Air Heat Gun

Tips :
1. White color clay  gets dirty easily so it’s a good practice to keep a wet cloth near to clean the fingers
2. Hot air gun works as an alternative to oven. While using hot air gun, it should be hold away for more than 5 cm, moving around the creations. Careful not to burn your creations!
3. Liquid clay works great as glue to attached eye pin securely in the charm

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