Thursday, July 9, 2015

Make a Mini Roller


Meadow Lane Studios shows us how to make a little roller tool to use whenever you want thin pieces of clay for embellishments, covering small objects, etc.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Problems, problems :(



You may have noticed that MANY of my images have disappeared.    Joining Google Plus made a mess of my image files when I linked Google+ to Blogger.   Now it's no longer linked but please be patient as I re-build the blog.  It's gonna take a while as it effected ALL my blogs.  

Friday, June 6, 2014

Update

Hi all, it's been a long time since I've posted anything new on the blog. It's been a busy year for me.   You too, huh?  As a matter of fact, it's been over a year since I said I was going to make some format changes here and will be converting the original blog to a website format. I haven't quite finished the "new look" but I wanted to let you know these changes are being made in support of my goal to make "The New Clay News" a great resource for all the frequently asked questions about air-dry, no-bake and self-hardening clays.   

All air dry clay tutorials will be published on my other blog: Air-Dry-Clay  (except any existing tutorials will remain in place here).  The "Air Dry Clay" site is tutorials only...categorized by subject and also by tutorials written for specific clay products and brands.  From now on, the "New Clay News" will be dedicated to articles and featured artists along with questions and answers about the various brands of clay and how they're used  A compilation of reference material.  I hope you find it helpful.  Please post a comment or email your questions!

Mary              

Monday, June 10, 2013

How to Paint Air Dry Clay Using Shading Techniques


Today Mauricio Siqueira takes us on a walkthrough of painting a completed air-dry clay or cold porcelain figure using craft acrylics.  Step by step photos take us from a cured completed figure (as shown below) to the finished detailed bunny shown above.   Using the same techniques used by tole painters, the artist shades and antiques the wrinkles in the bunny's body and other accent areas.  Notice where the artist uses thinned down paints to shade some areas.  Blush or pastel chalks are used on the cheeks.

Bunny before painting



Saturday, May 11, 2013

Comparing Polymer Clay and Cold Porcelain



DottedKitten has created a video showing us the differences she found between polymer clay and no-bake cold porcelain.   This question comes up often, so I hope you enjoy the video.   Thanks DottedKitten!


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