FIMO Professional Update

fimo professional polymer clay
I dug out my FIMO Professional polymer clay the other day to mix up some color recipes for the upcoming Stars Issue of From Polymer To Art magazine and thought I would share a little update.

I had posted a quickie review of FIMO Professional back in June, which you can read here and here. My biggest concern was that the softness of the clay was going to turn a lot of FIMO Classic users off.

I’ve since read that FIMO did not change the formula, it’s the same formula as the old FIMO Classic. The softness is apparently due to it being so fresh. And guess what? When I opened up the previously opened packages and started running it through my pasta machine, I did notice that it was getting firmer and had a little bit of that dry/crumbly texture of my older FIMO Classic.

So, for those of you who love the FIMO Classic, you will be happy to hear that given time, the new FIMO Professional will eventually end up with the texture and consistency that you are used to.

I do have have the Fall 2014 polymer clay color recipes ebook for FIMO Professional, which is available here on my website or in my Etsy shop.
FIMO Pro Fall 2014 Color Recipe Ebook - click for larger image

creative block buster #11

What is a creative block buster? It is a simple exercise that can be done in just a few minutes or more that will hopefully jump start your creativity.

Creative Block Buster #11 – Explore Other Mediums

This creative challenge is all about finding inspiration from other mediums. Do a Google image search for pottery, quilting, knitting, painting, etc. and really look at some of the images. Pay attention to textures, techniques, shapes, patterns, and the colors used. Try to translate at least one of those items into your current medium.

dragonfly polymer clay pendant

This polymer clay dragonfly pendant was inspired by gourd art.

floral applique tutorial

The floral applique tutorial is here and it’s a big one! 73 pages and over 155 photos. Learn how to create beautiful floral applique in polymer clay. Starting with just a few basic shapes, you will learn how to create several floral elements and combine those elements to make flowers and much more.

To learn more or to purchase, you will find the tutorial here on my website or in my Etsy shop.

Floral Applique - A Polymer Clay Tutorial

Premo Spring 2011 Polymer Clay Color Recipe Ebook

Premo Spring 2011 Polymer Clay Color Recipe Ebook - click for larger image**Retired Color Recipe Ebook Available for a limited time only!**

Whether you aren’t comfortable mixing colors or just want to save yourself some time, these recipes are for you.

  • 37 polymer clay color recipes from PANTONE’s Spring/Summer 2011 color trends
  • All recipes use PREMO! by Sculpey polymer clay
  • Recipes are formatted as printable “recipe cards”
  • Ideas for organizing your color recipe cards
  • PLEASE NOTE: These recipes include cobalt blue and zinc yellow, which are available through limited retailers. For a list of retailers and possible substitutions, please refer to the FAQs page. AND all color recipes before 2014 use the old turquoise, which you will also find a link to information about on the FAQs page.
  • Copyright Crafts by Chris 2011

Price: $7.50
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Premo Fall 2011 Polymer Clay Color Recipe Ebook

Pfall2011**Retired Color Recipe Ebook Available for a limited time only!**

Whether you aren’t comfortable mixing colors or just want to save yourself some time, these recipes are for you.

  • 39 polymer clay color recipes from PANTONE’s Fall/Winter 2011 color trends
  • All recipes use PREMO! by Sculpey polymer clay
  • Recipes are formatted as printable “recipe cards”
  • Ideas for organizing your color recipe cards
  • PLEASE NOTE: These recipes include cobalt blue and zinc yellow, which are available through limited retailers. For a list of retailers and possible substitutions, please refer to the FAQs page. AND all color recipes before 2014 use the old turquoise, which you will also find a link to information about on the FAQs page.
  • Copyright Crafts by Chris 2011

Price: $7.50
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Kato Spring 2011 Polymer Clay Color Recipe Ebook

Kato Spring 2011 Color Recipe Ebook - click for larger image**Retired Color Recipe Ebook Available for a limited time only!**

Whether you aren’t comfortable mixing colors or just want to save yourself some time, these recipes are for you.

  • 37 polymer clay color recipes from PANTONE’s Spring/Summer 2011 color trends
  • 17 pages in PDF format
  • Trend info by color collection
  • All recipes use Kato Polyclay
  • Recipes are formatted as printable “recipe cards”
  • Ideas for organizing your color recipe cards
  • Copyright Crafts by Chris 2012

Price: $7.50
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Kato Fall 2011 Polymer Clay Color Recipe Ebook

Kato Fall 2013 Color Recipe Ebook - click for larger imageWhether you aren’t comfortable mixing colors or just want to save yourself some time, these recipes are for you.

  • 39 polymer clay color recipes from PANTONE’s Fall/Winter 2011 color trends
  • Trend info by color collection
  • All recipes use Kato Polyclay polymer clay
  • Recipes are formatted as printable “recipe cards”
  • Ideas for organizing your color recipe cards
  • Copyright Crafts by Chris 2013

Price: $7.50
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