Tag Archives: All that Glisters

Christmas Decorations made using Texture Makers

Texture maker on polymer clay Christmas decorations

Here’s a festive project for polymer clay! Cara used the flexible plastic Sculpey Texture Makers to add the patterns to these clay Christmas decorations and then highlighted parts of the pattern with glistening Jacquard Pearl Ex powder. Materials & Tools List Polymer clay – you can use any brand and any colour… Jacquard Pearl Ex […]

Glass Painting with Pearl Ex Pigments

Reduce, reuse, recycle – here’s a fun way to add bling to used glass jars for Christmas, parties or weddings. Simply make up a solution of the glistening Pearl Ex pigments and clear Deka Cristal glass paint and decorate away! How to Mix the Pearl Ex  and Glass Paint Solution Jacquard Pearl Ex Pigments can […]

Filigree Balls using Art Clay Silver Clay Syringe

These stunning silver balls have been made using cork clay as a core. The cork clay can be moulded to any shape, allowed to dry and then used as a former or core for the Art Clay Silver clay. The best way to work with the cork clay core is to push a cocktail stick […]

Using Foil or Metal Leaf on Polymer Clay

Using foil or metal leaf to decorate polymer clay can be very effective. They technique is surprisingly simple yet very effective. Sue Heaser’s necklace was made by rolling out a piece of black clay and laying a sheet of Lisa Pavelka Craft Foil over it. The mylar backed foil needs to be placed shiny side […]

Firing Art Clay Silver Clay

Preparation before Firing Great News! Although the following still applies to Art Clay Silver Clay, the New Art Clay Silver clay formula has increased the working time of this product! See our “New Formula Art Clay Silver Clay – Tried & Tested by Joy Funnell” page to find out more! Allow your grey white pieces […]

Mixed Media Modelling

Imagination is all you need, along with findings from around the home plus many of the materials from this web site. Newspaper and wall paper paste make excellent papier mâché as does paper pulp combined with CMC (Methyl Cellulose) paste or Silk Paper Medium. This Newclay Dragon was made by 11 year old Liam Farlow […]

Victoria Sommers’ Polymer Clay Art

We’re always surprised at just how versatile polymer clay really is. Victoria Sommers very kindly sent us some photographs which illustrate this well. Glass and translucent polymer clay These decorative pots have evolved from glass jars and glasses that have been covered in a clever layer of blended polymer clay. Victoria has used a translucent […]

Glass Paintings by Maisie Parker

Maisie Parker sells her hand painted glass from a small craft shop in Baltimore in South West Cork in Ireland. The stunning effect is created by first drawing a design with outliner. The outliner is allowed to dry before filling in the spaces with the chosen glass paint. The glass paints give a transparent colour which can […]

Wedding Jewellery by Helen Cooper

Artists Satin Varnish, 3 sizes

A selection of wedding jewellery madeby Helen Cooper using silk fibres, Merino/silk fibres, Ribbon and Wires. The flowers were made by creating the silk paper, then moulding it into shape and stitching the petals together. The band of the necklace and bracelet were also made from silk/merino fibres, although it is obscured by the ribbons […]

Angelina Fibres, Wire and Silk Fusion

Angelina fibres are very versatile and can be used in a number of ways. The iridescent Angelina fibre is very soft can be fused together to make sheets of web-like paper, angel wings, incorporated into other fibres for needle felting or spinning into a yarn, or moulded into a 3-dimensional shape. Customer Jean Rogers created […]

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