I'm not allowed to buy enamel pins, but I still want to have pins, so I've considered making my own. What kind of pins would I be able to use?
I make animal faces and mushrooms and I would be using that as the displayed part of the pin, but I don't know what kind of pin I would use on the back. I've never had an enamel pin so I'm kind of stumped. Does anyone have any tips on where to source them and/or on how to make pins?
Wondering what everyone would use for the round part and the bottom base?
Meet Gary the Goblin. A work in progress. Sculpted with Super Sculpey and CosClay medium firm and blue glow. Temporary base just for painting. This is my first post. 😊
I'm new to crafting with clay (besides the OG clay from the earth) and am not really understanding the difference between them. Can someone explain to me the difference between paper clay, polymer clay like sculpt, soft clay like Daiso and Model magic, air dry clay, and modeling clay?
It’s a comin 👻
Anxiety Gollum #43
A while back I started a project of making little creatures out of clay that I felt represented certain anxieties I was feeling. There’s 64 in total, let me know if you’d like to see more!
This particular gollum represents my fear of money.
I made some busts quite a while ago with plaster. I’ve been thinking of editing them lately with some polymer (I don’t have any air dry clay available). And I was wondering if anyone else has tried it?
When I’ve searched if it’s ok to put plaster in the oven, some say it’s ok - some say it’s really dangerous. But usually the danger they’re talking about is kiln type temperatures, I would only be baking it at about 120 degrees celsius.
Has anyone else tried it?
My little girl Lady Bug.
I’ve been regularly making things with clay for about 4 months now, but I feel like the only things I can do well are making earrings, and not very complex ones. I’ve been trying to make cute figurines but they always look so crappy. What do you all suggest for improving skills?
I’m feeling discouraged that I sometimes can’t even make basic things. For example I’ve seen so many tutorials on how to make flowers for my earrings and can never make them look right. It’s frustrating! Any advice is appreciated.
Hi i am working on a Halloween project and i want to smooth down the clay after i bake it.. What kind of sandpaper should i use? Iv never used sandpaper before and know nothing about it. I dont want to spend alot of money on sandpaper so i want to go as cheap as i can on the sandpaper due to financial reasons. Any help is appreciated.
My SIL dug out some of her clay for me to practice with. I made a few simple pendants playing around with the cutters she has. When I make a hole before baking, do I need to keep something inside the hole to keep it from closing or getting too small? I want to make necklaces and bracelet charms and pendants so I still have some tools, rings and chains to get but wasn't sure if I needed those before I bake.
How do I prevent dust getting on my works ;-;. I searched about it online on how to keep dust away from baked polymer clay and they said varnish would keep it out but it still got dirty ;-;. How do I prevent dust ruining my baked works?
I haven't seen my others have the little white specks.