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After two months of playing with polymer clay and searching about clay techniques online, my wish list is getting longer and longer. That includes more texture sheets, different molds, cutters, professional tools, metal findings to name a few. You know I’m planning to open an online store as I mentioned in my previous post and I need those in my list so badly.
Unfortunately, I don’t have enough funds to buy all of those in bulk. Thus I need to be resourceful. Anyway, RESOURCEFULNESS goes with creativeness.
So here are the things I used as alternative…
- Eye shadow or blush. This is a good alternative of mica powder. I don’t need to buy it since I’m using old eye shadow that I no longer use. I cannot compare it with mica powder since I have not tried it. However, I love the shiny velvety output using the eye shadow. By the way, the price of 1 ounce mica powder is almost $10.
- Cutters around the house. There are many circle cutters, in different sizes, you can find around your house. The mostly used circle cutter I have is a plastic candle holder. Another cutter, I found is the heart shape perfume bottle cap.
- Texture. There are many ways to achieve texture for your clay creations. I used crumpled foil, tooth brush, back of the glass tile where I condition my clay and a lot more.
- Toothpicks are also useful in creating details in my clay creations.
Well, those are just few. I know there are still many things that I can use as alternative of those expensive tools. Do you have any suggestion?
By the way, do you have any idea where to buy cheap metal findings and some clay tools (in case I can’t find alternative)?