I'm under the opinion that one can never have too much art supplies.
Just when I've finished one project, I'm totally inspired to start a new one - and that generally means I have to find, thrift, or buy something for that particular craft. I also love being on the hunt for unusual art supplies and LOVE that thrill of finally finding just what I didn't know I needed.
My newest crafty ambition involved several items I didn't already have (believe it or not, lol), so I ended up treking out to go find the supplies.
1. Premo! Sculpey Clay
|Rainbow assortment of Sculpey Premo Clay.|
I totally SPLURGED and bought 9 different colours of Sculpey Polymer Clay. After playing around with the clay for a bit, I found it kind of 'tough' compared to Sculpey III. But when you mix the two together to create a blended colour, the consistency is really nice for sculpting (not too hard, and not too soft).
2. Mica Power
|Mica Powder Shiny Clay Colorant|
|Blue Mica Powder|
3. Micro beads
These suckers are aptly named - for they are tiny, and very difficult to get back in their containers. I've seen other crafters and artists talking about these beads, so when I saw some at Michael's on sale, I picked them up. They are VERY tiny, shiny metallic, little bobbles, that add a unique texture to arts and crafts.
I thought it was also high time I got some good sculpting tools. The ones I had been using before were the really awful changeable screw in kind, and they would often come loose and get filled with clay. These tools, by Sculpey, are clean and beautiful, double-sided, and perhaps best of all - ERGONOMIC. And for those of us who use our hands a lot and have a tendency for tendinitis, these are a blessing.
|Sculpey Clay Tools - you can see my reflection in the big one!|
These glitters were very affordably priced, and I thought they would add some extra pizazz to my clay creations, over top of the Mica Powder.
Now what did I make with my art supplies, you ask?
|Silver Branch Necklace with Green Leaf Pendants|
I'd love to hear what you think! Have you ever tried using polymer clay? Do you horde art supplies too, and become a shoppaholic when you're in a craft store?