Speciality polymer clays include such wonderful things as metallic, translucent and liquid clays, as well as some of the less well-known, or less popular brands. These include Souffle, Cernit, Pardo and a few other clays available in specific regions of the world.
Each of these clays has its own uses and makes a wonderful addition to the three most popular brands. They are really well worth while getting to know. I will be adding to this page regularly, so if you have a particular clay that you would like me to add, please let me know in the comments at the end of the page.
Mica clays, or metallic clays as they are also known, are one of the
most beautiful special effect poly clays available. They are easy to
use and, with their sparkling array of colors, can be used in a
multitude of different projects to create stunning effects.
plan to create the beautiful mica shift or simply use metallic clay in
your mokume gane sheet, this clay is a must have in your clay
collection. The possibilities are endless. In this article I explain how mica clay works, the different brands and what you can do with it.
What is liquid clay and what are you supposed to do with it? Do
you get different brands and are they all the same?
article I hope to answer all of these questions and to give you a few
ideas to inspire you to go and experiment with this rather fun but
finicky member of the polymer clay family. You'll find out all about liquid clay here.
When I first started working with polymer clay, the translucent clays were quite a mystery to me. I was asking questions like: Which one
is the clearest? What do you use them for? and How do you color them
without losing the translucency?
There are so many brands of polyclay
out there and most of them have a translucent clay in their range. To
make matters worse, all of the translucent clays are completely
different. I had to do a lot of research to find out the answers to my
questions and some of them were quite unexpected. I hope to share what I have learned in this article all about translucent clay.
Speciality Polymer clay brand reviews
In this video I'll be presenting my translucent Pardo Art clay review. It's a wonderful clay to work with and has the highest translucence of any of the brands I've tested. It also has a few downsides which I'll be touching on, but overall I give it a big thumbs up.
There will be many more speciality clay articles and reviews coming up over the next few months, so please check back every now and again. If you have a particular clay that you would like to see added to this page, please let me know in the comments.
Don't forget to check out the reviews of the popular brands, Kato, Premo and Fimo Professional if you are interested.
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