Studio by Sculpey is the new formula of clay that has been on the market for a few months now.Â
It’s received some mixed reviews. Depending on what projects you are working on or what brand of clay you use, it may or may not work for you.Â I would sayÂ Studio is ideal for stamping, decorative crafts and using with molds, just as the projects on their website suggest.
With that said, I love this new clay.Â While it won’t take the place of my precious Premo, I have beenÂ having funÂ experimenting with the stash that I purchased.Â (I ordered every color after I tried out a few samples.)
*Color: Love the colors, the sophisticated color palette reduces the color mixing time.Â Although I still found myself adjust the colors to fit me.Â If you like deep saturated colors, you may want toÂ adjust Studio using a different brand of clay.
*Texture:Â Studio has a soft, suede like feel both before and after it’s baked.Â It’s lightweight marshmallow feel is fun to play with and conditioning is a breeze.Â The clay doesn’t hold it’s shape for beads as well as Premo and I found myself mixing 1/2 Premo & Studio to get a firmer clay for the base beads.
*Caning: Yep, you can cane with it.Â I cane with the softer blocks of Premo, a firmer clay isÂ probably better for beginners.Â You may want to conditionÂ and mix your colorsÂ and thenÂ let them set overnight.Â I like the clay better on day two.Â Make sure you use a sharp blade!
*Finishing: I’m a matte finish girl, so I’m happy with a quick sanding to get rid of any fingerprints.Â The beads feel almost like fabric or paper, love it!
I’m looking forward to getting to know this new product better during over the next few months.Â Here are some of my first experiences with Studio.
My first few blocks of clay were demin, pomegranate, whipped cream and after midnight.Â I mixed up a soft color palette in blues and purples.
The demin shades were used in my Aloha Blue beads.Â
Studio used with my seashell cane.
Stepping out of my comfort zone with a brighter palette and bold, graphic canes.Â
What do you think of Studio?Â I’d love to hear from you and see your projects.
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By heather powers