Monday, May 25, 2015

Introducing Thermal Dust

Recently one of you amazing subbies asked if I could create Polymer clay mood beads.  Well...  I did about a week of research.  There is good news, and bad news.  I did find out what I need for polymer clay moods beads, but at this time it is way too expensive for me to be able to do that.  It is only factories at this present time that can really make them.

However,  I did find some really cool color changing pigments, that you can mix with polymer clay, resin, and paint.  There are pigments that change color with heat or cold (thermal dust), and there are pigments that change color with  UV light (solar Dust).  So far I haven't been able to find one other Artist using it with polymer clay, so you are all the very first to see this material used with polymer clay!

For now I am experimenting with the thermal dust.  My first tutorial is a magic mirror inspired by the tale Snow White. There is pigment that changes color, and pigment the lose their color.  It opens another whole world of new possibilities to polymer clay.  

There are a couple of places that sell the thermal pigment, but The largest selection of colors I have been able to find is on

I hope to see many people discover this pigment, and create new polymer clay techniques with it.
So if you want to see a world of possibilities open up with this fun new material give my magic mirror video a thumbs up, and share it.  

I will be absolutely thrilled if we can can 1000 thumbs up on this video.
Thank you so much!

Lots of love to you all!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Where I Buy Materials

I hope you all are doing well!  

I know some of you don't live close to any craft stores, so I wanted to list where I get my materials, if there is anything missing, let me know in the comments and I will be happy to update the list :)

White printer paper for working on and Printer ink
Staples Office Depot

Clay Blades Sculpey Super Slicer Set (has four blades in the pack)

Polymer Clay .. Premo, Sculpey III, and Translucent Liquid Sculpey (TLS)
**Creative Wholesale is where I get my big bottles of TLS**  (I believe they sell to the public too)
The site takes a little navigating to get used to, but the prices for premo and sculpey are good.

Fimo Gel
Unfortunately I have only found it on Amazon the past couple of years.  So when I open my last bottle I tend to buy two more.  Although I asked once, and Joanns said they can order it.

Pasta Roller
Cook N Stuff is where I got my Atlas it is probably 9 years old?  and still going strong.  Ohh and I get my tiny nutmeg grinders for grating polymer clay there.
Joanns had a craft version, but I haven't tried it.

Craft Sand, and Glass Pebbles / Marbles

Pearl Ex

Powdered Food Coloring
Global Sugar Art (They ship internationally)

Kemper Pattern Cutters  ..  These are the cutters I love using
The Clay Factory,  it isn't the easiest site to navigate, so here is the link to the page I order them from
I hear a few Etsy shops sell them too.

Paint brushes, Pastels, oil paint, water color paint, and acrylic paint, are all the Artist Loft brand and are very inexpensive

Wax Carving tool set

Head Pins, Lobster Claw Clasps, and Heart shaped Lobster Claw Clasps, ohh and swarovski crystal
Shipwreck Beads

If there is anything else I am leaving out that you would like to know about please let me know :)