Hello everyone! Today I'll be wrapping up the May/June Challenge and announcing our Member of the Month, and next week I'll be starting up our next Challenge!
Our Member of the Month for June is SculptedCreations
Anyway, check out the last submissions for the polymer clay Challenge:
See you all next week!
I am so sorry about the missed updates! Things have been so nuts at work lately that I've barely even had time to turn on my computer! Anyways, we've got a couple of more submissions for the May/June Challenge, check them out:
Impressive work all around! I can't wait to see more for next week!
Hello everyone! I have a number of new submissions for you to check out this week:
I can't wait to see more! See you next week!
Hello everyone! We've got a couple of fabulous submissions to start off the May/June Challenge:
Also, if anyone is in need of some advice for their wonderful polymer clay creation, tishaia
would be happy to answer questions for you!
See you next week!
Welcome to this month's Creative Craft Challenge!
The Creative Craft Challenge is a monthly feature where we introduce our members to different crafts. Every month I’ll give you a little background on a craft that you might not have heard of and show you a few great tutorials to encourage you to give it a try and show us your work.
So join me every month and put your skills and creativity to the test with lessons and tutorials, examples, and a place to show off your work. Your submissions will be featured in our favorites gallery and in this very blog! Remember
, the aim of the challenge is to introduce you to crafts that you might not have heard about or tried before. They won't require any expensive materials or years of training and expertise to complete. The idea is to challenge
you to go out of your usual field of work and try something new!
This challenge is NOT a contest or a display of professional work, but a fun opportunity to broaden your crafting horizons. NO prizes are involved and everyone will be featured!
To clear up a question a few people have asked: The ArtisanCraft
gallery folders and favorite folders are not linked- you can submit the same piece to both the gallery and the favorites if you like, no problem. Also, the two deviations per month limit does not apply to favorites folders, so please feel free to add as many submissions as you would like.
Member of the Month
At the end of every month one participant will be chosen as ArtisanCraft
's Member of the Month and will be featured on our profile page for the entire next month. The Member of the Month for April is afke11
Polymer clay isn't technically clay- it's made of a type of plastic, so it doesn't contain any of the minerals that make up natural clay- but it can be used the same way. It comes in many different forms, from nearly liquid to very firm, and in a huge variety of colors or effects, making it a very versatile material! It can also be baked in a standard oven, making it far more accessible than clays that must be fired in a high-temperature kiln. Practically anything you can imagine, you can probably make with polymer clay.
You do NOT have to use any of the tutorials here to submit your art, they are only suggestions to help get you started. If you need some more references or directions, there are many more tutorials both here on dA and all over the internet.
There a huge number of tutorials on polymer clay techniques of every description both here on dA and elsewhere, but here is a small selection to help you out: (P.S.- check the artist comments! Many of them link to even MORE tutorials!)
Here's some examples to give you a little inspiration:
Now it's your turn to get creating with polymer clay!
Every Friday I'll update this journal to feature our member's creations. To submit your polymer clay creations:
Go to the ArtisanCraft
homepage, click on "Faves" (down along the left), click [Link]
(CCC 41- Polymer clay) (along the left side), then click the "Suggest a Favorite" button (top right), and you're in!
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about the monthly Creative Craft Challenge, this craft, or anything else, please feel free to comment here, on the Creative Craft Challenge of the Month blog, or by sending me a note to me, Animus-Panthera