My Craft Supplies

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:

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Polymer clay

-Super Sculpey ( I use this for most of my sculptures)
-Sculpey III
-Fimo soft
-Fimo Classics
-Cernit
-Dukit

Liquid Clay

-Translucent Liquid Sculpey
-Fimo Deco Gel

Glaze

-DecoArt Triple Thick
-Fimo glaze

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Findings can be found here: [Link]
Old post to my original supplies here: [Link]

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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.

Tools:

-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

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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 !

-Cyn

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Im Baaack :D

Hello Hello,,

I’m finally back from China -phew-
A lot of things happened so I ended up coming back on the 28th and now I’m just slowly unpacking both my luggage and the boxes from when I moved houses.

SADLY D: !
I didn’t get to buy many craft supplies at all…. TT___TT It seems  will have to rely on Ebay for a little bit longer.
Turns out my relatives didn’t really know where to go specifically to buy raw materials,, but that’s okay.

I did however buy a couple of items which is better than nothing ^^.

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Felt book

Managed to find this adorable felt book, cost me about $5 NZD

 

 

 

 

Felt book 2

Also found these two felt books. There were two other books in this series but one was crochet and another was just random DIY projects. This is insanely cute and helpful so I’ll be making things out of these very soon. I also hope to be able to scan some patterns up ,, but I’ll have to look into whether I’m allowed to or not ( I should do as long as the patterns aren’t being used to generate money though).

Or else I’ll just try to upload similiar patterns. … that I may or may not have traced or drew myself…

One cost $5 NZD and the other about $5.70 NZD.

Cheap right ? Ah

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The blue and pink ones cost 3 cents RMB for one, so it was $30 RMB for one hundred. I bought 50 of each colour so in total about $6 NZD spent on this type.
The black and red ones cost me 10 RMB, so about $2 NZD for each bundle. I’m not actually sure how many is in each bundle… probably about 50 as well.

Cups

Now these are mini drinking glasses. They are actually used for drinking white wine (? I think ) and are kind of small.
They cost me $3 RMB each and I bought 6 of the first glass and 12 of the second one. I’m thinking about using them as sundae cups of some sort.

paints

 

Acrylic paints, just the primary colours and classic black and white :D
I think it was about $7 – 8 NZD for this box. I’m not sure because I went to a place where you could haggle ^^. In these places, none of the items have a price on them ahahaha

Pastels

 

Pastels. Now these were slightly more expensive being about $20 NZD for this box. However it’s still cheaper than the ones in NZ.
The pastels I have now are in 24 colours and are only about 3 cm long….. even then it cost me $18 NZD. And the ones of bought in China are full size as well ! Should be able to use that for a long long time :D

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So there you go,, this all the craft items I got from China. I’m pretty sure that if I knew where to go, I would’ve come back with HEAPS of things… ahahah
But for now I’m happiest about those felt books, I’ll be working out of those for a while and just making short tutorials on basics (like making fruits and tart bases). I also hope to reopen my Etsy ASAP with new listings and start posting regularly again.

But for now, I will be quickly unpacking my boxes and luggage as all my craft supplies are still packed away ^^

Till then,

Thanks for reading !

-Cyn