20 Polymer Clay Tips and Tricks for Beginners #2
Hi everyone! Watch in HD 🙂
Tips and Tricks #1:
In this video I share with you lots of polymer clay tips, tricks and hacks that I have learnt through my own experience and research! Please note that I’m not a professional and that I only do clay as a hobby- it is not a full time job. I have been doing clay for six years so all this is information that I’ve learnt along the way. This video is aimed at beginners and people who are wanting to start polymer clay, however some more experienced crafters may also learn something new! Some of the information may seem super obvious to some people, but when you’re first start out we all know that uncertainty all too well, so I wanted to include everything I could think of in one video for crafters to refer to!
Topics in this video include:
— Not baking your clay straight away
— Using wire for reinforcement
— Using foil for structure
— Scrap clay uses
— Cleaning with scrap clay
— Fimo clay packaging secret
— Making molds out of polymer clay
— Hot glue molds
— Inserting eyepins
— Rolling thin coils
— Using pearl clay to avoid fingerprints
— Blending with water
— Baking on cornstarch
— Storing liquid clay mixtures
— Avoiding plaquing (mooning)
— Pencil transfers
— Creating even sized pieces
— Using cling wrap
— Using scrap clay for donuts
Thank you so much for watching! Please give this video a like and subscribe for more 🙂
My Store –
Instagram – @rachyh96
Crafty Amino – @rachyh96
Get 10% off your purchase order at Sophie & Toffee! (Valid until 22 October 2018, check the link in a newer video if it has expired!)
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):
What camera do you use to film?
I use a Canon 70D with and 18-135mm lens.
What program do you edit your videos with?
2012-2017: Windows Movie Maker
What brand of polymer clay do you use/what is your favourite?
I mainly use Sculpey, Fimo and Premo, just because that is what is available to me. I don’t really have a particular favourite; they all have different things I like about each one.
What do you use to glaze your charms?
I currently use UV resin. You can check out my video on how I glaze my charms here-
I’ve also used Sculpey Gloss Glaze, Triple Thick, and polyurethane in the past, but UV resin Is definitely my favourite.
How long have you been doing clay?
I started polymer clay in 2012. It is just my hobby that I do in my spare time as I also have a full-time job 🙂
Do you sell your charms?
Yes, the link to my shop is in every video description. I usually post a shop update video to announce when I am having a large restock and charms will be available. Otherwise, I recommend following me on Instagram (@rachyh96) to keep up with any other news!
What cupcake base mold do you use?
I use the 14mm mold from MiniatureSweet which you can find here:
I also have a no mold cupcake base tutorial which you can watch here:
I just started polymer clay; do you have any tips or advice?
Don’t compare yourself to others, practise and always experiment with methods and techniques yourself to learn! You can also watch my tips and tricks video for beginners here: Источник видео youtube.com/watch?v=r9Ybfa-AguI