Deb DeWolff: EZ960® Leaf Earrings

Written by Rhonda Rein

Check out these earrings created by Deb DeWolff! Made with EZ960 Sterling Silver Clay and polymer clay, these are bezel inlaid with polymer leaf cane. Using a jig she made from polymer clay, she created these beautiful bezels with EZ960. The backs are textured with the Cool Tools Rollable Texture Tile – Flower Party. Learn how to create polymer leaf canes by watching the video here. 

May 22, 2017

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Alcohol Ink on Polymer Clay

Written by Diane Rein

Alcohol Ink on Polymer Clay
We really enjoyed reading this blog post from the “PINK and GREEN MAMA” blog. It’s alway great to see young folks working with clay. See the original post HERE. Shop our alcohol Inks HERE.

ALCOHOL INK ON POLYMER CLAY EMBOSSED PENDANT TILES

This is one of those ideas that popped into my head randomly.

It was one of my “I wonder if this would actually work?” ideas…
turns out it did and does.
First we rolled out some white polymer clay
(Sculpey or Fimo from the craft store) and
rolled paper doilies into the clay to create lacy impressions.
We cut out shapes by hand with clay knife,
you could use cookie cutters too but ours seem to have disappeared!
We made small holes in the clay shapes so they could be
strung later as necklaces or hung on ribbon as ornaments.
We baked them in the oven according to the package directions
and allowed them to cool.
The next day, “E” (age 8.5) and I used my Adirondak brand alcohol inks
to dye the ornaments. This wasn’t a project for her little sister “C” (age 4.)
They’re messy and they stain everything,
“E” had the genius idea for us to wear surgical gloves.
I’ve been wanting to play with these inks ever since I first saw them
on the Artsyville blog with this great alcohol tile project.
They’re so fun and we plan to use them on future projects!
My first medallion in progress…
“E” working on one of her many (beautiful) tiles.
She’s a natural and came up with the prettiest color combinations.
“E” manipulating the ink on a clay tile with a small paintbrush.
Also her technique/idea. We didn’t read any tutorials or instructions,
we just kind of jumped in head first! : )
We worked on trays with paper towels so we wouldn’t stain the table.
These inks permanently stain non-porous surfaces so you have to use them with caution.
Our finished pendants, ready to string as necklaces or ornaments.
So many possibilities, I think you could have fun with
other stamps or letters to make embossed tags.
Happy Creating!
Fondly,
pink and green mama

May 24, 2016

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NEW PanPastel Soft Pastels

Written by Diane Rein

NEW PanPastel Soft Pastels
85 Beautiful Colors!

Mix and apply like paint, use sponge and swirl onto finished polymer clay.
PanPastels produce very little dust for a cleaner working environment. All PanPastel Colors are made using a unique manufacturing process requiring minimal binder and fillers, resulting in rich, ultra soft and low dust formulations. Can be mixed for an infinite palette of colors. They are wonderful to use on polymer clay.

Check out Helen Breils video for inspiration on each product page.

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April 6, 2016

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25% Off Select Cool Tools Texture Tiles

Written by Diane Rein

25% Off Select Cool Tools Texture Tiles
25% Off Select Cool Tools Texture Tiles!
Today through March 21st select Cool Tools Texture Tiles are 25% off. Get Perfect Impressions on Metal Clay & Polymer Clay!No Promo Code Required. SHOP NOW!

March 18, 2016

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New Antique Molds – Great for Polymer and Metal Clay Artists!

Written by Diane Rein

New Antique Molds are here!

At Cool Tools, we are continuing to add new designs to our inventory.  Our new selection includes;  Winged Dragon, Egyptian Prediction or Saturn’s Galaxy to name a few. Use them for centerpieces, accents, components and texture.  These molds work great with BRONZclay, COPPRclay, PMC, ArtClay, Metal Magic Silver Clay, Sculpey Regular, Sculpey PRIMO! and Sculpey Souffle Polymer Clays and Kato Polyclays!

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“Top: “Moon at Rest”, Bottom left: “Moon Scape”, Right: “Pharaoh”
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Top: “Saturn’s Galaxy”, Right: “Stars & Moon”, Bottom: “Starry Night”, Middle Left: “Sun Beaming”
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Top: “Flying Dragon”, Bottom Left: “Dragon Warrior”,
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Top and Left: “Aztec Lock” & “Aztec Lock Small”, Right: “Roman Symbol”
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Left: “Roped Anchor”, Top: “Supernova”, Bottom: “Stay Anchored”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shop over 500 beautiful Antique Molds today to be the first to get these new designs.

July 28, 2015

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