Hello my reader,,
This post is just going to contain all the brands that I use when I craft. I lost my USB somewhere so at the moment I can’t transfer any images to my computer for uploading.
Prepare yourself for a block of text..
So here you go:
-Super Sculpey ( I use this for most of my sculptures)
-Translucent Liquid Sculpey
-Fimo Deco Gel
-DecoArt Triple Thick
In addition to those materials, if you are just starting out I recommend you have the following:
Smooth work surface:
A lot of people use tiles, craft cutting boards or some sort of ceramic or glass surface. I use a small little ceramic plate that I found at my dollar store. That’s the stripey background you see a lot in my tutorials.
Pastels & Acrylic paint:
These are very important when you are making miniatures. The pastels will help you add that extra realistic detail you can’t achieve with polymer clay alone.
If you make sculptures then Acrylic paint is for painting your sculpture instead of using coloured sculpey which can get burnt or collect fingerprints/dust when you work on it a lot.
-Needle Tool – At first you could use toothpicks and needles but please invest in a needle tool, it will save you a lot of time.
-Razor blade – I use long ones and short ones. Also invest in a precision razor blade tool
-Toothbrush – For texture
– Aluminium foil – You can use these for making the interior of clay sculptures or for textures
-Sand paper – Fine sandpaper so you can sand down creations
-Embossing tool / rounded tool – This is really helpful for blending or just sculpting in general
–Molding putty This is not necessarily needed but when you make things in bulk, this is helpful to have. Also you can use this to take texture from real life items and make the clay duplicate. This is quite expensive though( esp in New Zealand)
–Wire – This is is only if you are thinking about making sculptures. This just allows you to create a more sturdy base structure
– Pliers – For cutting eyepins, shaping wire etc
So there we go
This is everything that I use when I craft and I’ll update as I find more helpful items ^^
Thanks for reading !