Kristin Anderson – self taught artist who creates amazing 3D wall art

It is our honor to be able to interview Kirstin Anderson, a great self-taught polymer clay artist from Canada.

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Tell us about your background :

I am a self-taught artist from St. Albert, Alberta, Canada. I create 3 dimensional wall art out of polymer clay, air dry clay and recently paper clay. It started out as a hobby in 2009. I started selling in 2011 and began exhibiting in galleries in 2012.

red violet sakura polymer clay

First experience with clay/ how you get started with clay :

In 2009, I wanted a Japanese cherry blossom tree for our front yard but I found out they don’t grow in Alberta. I sculpted one out of polymer clay, baked it and glued it onto canvas so that my small children couldn’t reach it. I chose polymer clay because my kids could use it if the artwork experiment didn’t work out. I began to study cake decorating books and adapted some of the techniques to polymer clay.
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Shanice Keah – Self-taught craft artist from Ipoh

We are so thankful to be able to interview one very talented self taught clay artist – Shanice Keah.

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Tell us about your background :

I have been working in this handmade industry for more than four and half years, and it began with felt stitching which my best friend has inspired me to start up a little online business of my own by selling it to not aiming for profit, but the satisfaction that filled me up when I’m getting positive and encouraging feedback from the customers. I only started learning to work on clay craft two years back. Both felt and clay craft were self-taught and I never paid for any craft classes so far, so I’m pretty satisfied with where I am right now.

miniature food
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Kreativiti Tanah Liat Polimer

Hobi tidak tertakluk kepada keinginan melakukan aktiviti digemari saja, malah ada antaranya yang memerlukan daya kreativiti untuk menghasilkan pelbagai barangan menarik. Bagi Heui Foong, 27, dia lebih suka memilih tanah liat kerana teksturnya yang fleksible mampu menghasilkan pelbagai rekaan aksesori atau permainan yang menarik.

“Tidak dinafikan sejak kecil saya begitu tertarik dengan seni dan kraf. Percaya atau tidak, saya tahu mengenai tanah liat polimer ini melalui Youtube dua tahun lalu. Malah saya sering menjadikan medium berkenaan untuk mencari idea bagi membuat sendiri (DIY) aksesori yang menarik dan unik.

“Itu caranya saya mengetahui mengenai keunikan, sifat serba boleh dan fleksibiliti aksesori atau permainan yang dihasilkan daripada tanah liat polimer hingga membuatkan saya jatuh hati.” katanya penuh teruja.

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Where to Buy Cream Clay or Fake Whipped Cream Clay In Malaysia

Wondering where to buy cream clay or fake whipped cream clay in Malaysia? In Malaysia Clay Art we have it all!

This fake whipped cream clay is a faux icing / frosting for fake food and sweets craft. This has been highly recommended by our buyers for its realistic texture. Great to use for decoden cell phone deco, ipad cases, photo frame, nail decorations, jewellery, miniature cupcake / cake icing, dollhouse ice cream parfait making as well as food display for restaurant and pastry shop.

Cream Clay Brown

Cream Clay (Brown) Click here to buy now

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How to Make Olaf With Polymer Clay

Anna : Do you wanna build a snowman ? ~
I say : Yes I do! Let’s build Olaf!

Here’s a tutorial on how to make Olaf with polymer clay. Have fun!

You will need :

  1. Polymer clay color codes : No 01. White, No.02 Black and No. 30 Orange
  2. Toothpick
  3. Modelling Ball Tool
  4. Embossing Stylus Tool (optional)
  5. Blade
  6. Gloss Glaze (optional)

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Take some white clay and condition them well. the clay used In this tutorial is from Malaysia Clay Art’s Polymer Clay. Roll them into balls and prepare pieces as shown on photo. Olaf’s head is in a diamond shape. Roll it on a flat surface on either side to create a diamond shape.

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Polymer clay/Air dry clay facebook competition July 2014

To celebrate our Facebook page for reaching it’s first 10,000 fans, Malaysia Clay Art decided to hold it’s first ever clay art competition on July 2014. Top 5 winner will walk away each with a full set air dry clay 24 color with tools and accessories that worth RM89! 4 of the winner will be people’s favorite (with most likes) and one editor’s pick. Every participant will also receive a 10% discount code.

Current Rankings:
( updated on : 16 July 14 )

People’s favorite :

1. Name : Koh Mui Hoon  Material : Air dry clay

460 likes
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How to Knit Polymer Clay

If you are looking to learn a unique and awesome polymer clay technique this is one of it that you should not miss! UK’s Claire Wallis will hold your hand through the whole project, showing you step by step photos for creating an amazing technique on how to knit polymer clay,  perfect for making gorgeous bracelet components, pendants, earrings and etc!

How to knit polymer clay – Equipment lists:

  • Polymer clay
  • Tissue blade or craft knife
  • Clay extruder (I used a disc with 2mm holes)
  • Cocktail stick

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