Thursday, September 30, 2010

Favorite Tool: Magic Wand

Besides my hands and pasta machine the tools I use most are my magic wands. They are acrylic rods just like the big rollers except these are very thin 1/8 inch around and they work great for getting into small places. They give great control only need a light touch to do a great smoothing job.


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Monday, September 27, 2010

Spread the word Blog Contest

The Polymer Clay Smooshers Masquerade Clay Ball begins right here on October 1st. We will be showcasing masks made from or incorporating polymer clay in every size, shape and style imaginable. Masks made not only by guild members but also some that were created by fans.

Help us spread the word about the Masquerade Clay Ball. Blog about this event between now and Sunday October 3rd, 2010 with a link to this blog in your post. Put your blog post link here in a Smooshing Thought comment to this post by October 3rd for a chance to win this beautiful bracelet created by

We will use to choose a winner from eligible blog post entries and announce that winner during the Masquerade Clay Ball.

Sunday, September 26, 2010


Friday, September 24, 2010

Halloween Inspired

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Poly Clay Covered Items: boxes


I love covering various shaped boxes with polymer clay. You can let your imagination run wild. There are so many sizes and shapes, you will have lots of fun.

I also have fun covering mirrors with my clay.

Try it. You will sure have fun.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Polymer Clay Covered Glass


First thing I ever covered with clay was a glass salt shaker I found in an Op shop. I did the pepper shaker too, but do not like how that one turned out, so am planning to see if I can remove the clay and start again.

And recently for one of our Smoosher challenges I covered a small glass jar with clay. I love the idea behind covering things with clay, making beautiful, functional items. I would really like to experiment further and cover some other pieces.


Monday, September 20, 2010

Favorite brand of clay: Puppen Fimo

For my miniatures i use Puppen (doll) fimo, It's a nice firm clay and slightly transclucent like skin. I've also found it has good strength on more brittle areas like ears and shows details well. I sometimes blend it with other fimo classics and like to use those for paw pads or for a wrap around the armature to save on costs and it's a bit 'stickier'.
All these were made with puppen fimo


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Trick Or Treat