The Possibilities of Polymer Clay

Given that, at the moment we must stay at home and keep our creative minds as busy as possible… we need something just like Polymer Clay to explore its endless possibilities.

Polymer Clay is a perfect solution for boredom and is fast becoming one of the most popular names in the art world. It is also said to have therapeutic benefits for your health and reduces stress and anxiety relief.

Liskaflower, a craftswoman from Russia who has been busy creating brooches and pendants from polymer clay in a style that you most likely haven’t seen before. Photo: Pinterest

The Possibilities of Polymer Clay

While there’s nothing wrong with enjoying the areas where you excel, there’s a greater reward to be gained from exploring new techniques as well. Not only will you learn a new skill, but you’ll also have the satisfaction of expanding your knowledge, and you’ll experience personal and artistic growth from the experience!

All you really need is your imagination!

When you’re first beginning to practice sculpting, don’t be afraid to keep things simple. Buy the basic tools first, like this Sculpey 5-in-1 tool, and begin practicing fundamental techniques.

You will also want some basic tools. Start with a clean, smooth, cool work surface. Marble, glass, and ceramic tile are great work surfaces. Many people also like to use something that can clay can be baked on, to minimize the disruption of the clay before baking. Wax paper or parchment paper works well and is easy to acquire.


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What is it?

Polymer clay is a type of solidifiable modeling clay based on a more popular material known as PVC- (Polymer Polyvinyl chloride).

Polymer clays contain a basis of PVC resin and a liquid plasticizer, making it a plastisol

Do you bake polymer clay?

If you want to understand the possibilities of Polymer Clay, It’s important to understand how you bake clay in the oven accurately

  • For Original Sculpey, preheat to 275 degrees F (135 C).
  • Bake for 15 minutes per quarter inch of thickness. For example, a piece of 1/2″ thickness should be cured for 30 minutes.
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Experiment

The next time you begin to feel too settled as an artist, look to see what boundaries you can push.

How can you challenge and push yourself toward that next level? Visit Quantastic for a range of inspiration and ideas to boost your creativity levels.