Getting the realistic texture on the mini foods, particularly cakes and other baking, was quite the trick initially. Here’s a great tutorial with TONS of tips from Talty via Instructables. Her hints for nice fondant and icing are also great …

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I recently took a sculpting class which the end result makes me appreciate how much talent and patience it takes to sculpt anything remotely realistic. I’m not quite there yet though I’m gamely playing along. This tutorial by Amanda Day …

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There’s really no secret about my fondness for adorable food minis. It’s not something I’m terribly talented at making so I admire them from across the internet. The Mouse Market makes some of the cuter ones. Here’s a tutorial with …

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It’s no secret: I make tons of decorative items with polymer clay. One of the things I miss the most about polymer clay and like the most about ceramic clay is the making of useful, functional ware. Polymer clay needs …

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This tutorial is timely – with Easter around the corner a few egg cups might help (and if you’re like me you have a couple anyways). These ones would show off your fancy eggs even if you’re not likely to …

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I often end up borrowing from cake decorating tutorials to get the inspiration for simple clay sculpts and this one was particularly perfect. This colourful tutorial for decorative Easter chicks comes by way of Monika from Germany. The tutorial is …

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My daughter’s favourite socks are all argyle patterns. That might seem a little out there but a lot of them are cheerful, bright argyles and this cane tutorial just has the same vibe. As always, Karen Mijoy graciously shares this …

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This tutorial by Ramya is how to add an ice cream embellishment to a card but you could use the same process for any design. Seeing how folks use clays – in this case, air dry – to embellish other …

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Tree cane # 8

A few weeks ago, as I poked through Flickr for some great cane finds I saw that Wendy Jorre de St Jorre was doing a project with a different tree cane each week. She has shared a photo tutorial on …

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Sometimes people have the neatest ideas for clay things: dice shaped wall hooks. This would be so cute for your game room or study. Melissa uses a combination of polymer clay and white acrylic paint to make a great …

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This should have gone last week with the scrap clay goodies but Ginger’s tutorial is still a great idea on how to use little bits of clay and make your own custom tools. Don’t forget, you can make the body …

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Painted with mokume gane

Maria Petkova has a photo tutorial for how to “paint with mokume gane“. There are text steps for the photo tutorial below it in the comments.

I think I will be trying this with some heart cutters for …

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Ginger Burrell generously offers a tutorial for creating a handmade book complete with a polymer clay cover. The heart mosaic design makes it perfect for a Valentine’s Day gift but as she points out, you could use any motif you’d …

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Another great use for scrap clay is to make texturing tools. Whether that’s for adding details to your minis or great sticks and stamps, scrap clay can be turned into sheets, rollers and stamps.…

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No matter how I try and help it, I’m a bead freak. Clever beads are one of the main reasons I got into polymer clay. These lovelies are by Niki Meiners and she kindly shares the instructions right here.…

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