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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Tools for Making Dollhouse Miniatures-Clay Cutting Tools




This week we are going to talk about the tools to cut polymer clay with. There are many things you can use and I am showing you just my favorites in this video. I hope seeing what I use on a regular basis up close is helpful to you. This is by no means a complete list of all the tools available or even of all the tools I have. These are just my favorites.


So let's start by talking about clay knives. In my opinion this is the first real clay tool you should buy. For everything else you can find something that will work just as good. But for cutting the clay knives are thinner and longer than any other blades I have found. They make better cuts in the clay with less effort. Be careful though, they will cut skin just as easily as clay and they can be hard to tell which is the sharp edge unless you really look.

I know some people add a “handle” to the top of blade but adding a snake of clay to the top edge and baking it in the oven. This gives a top edge that is safer and easy to see. I don't do this because I love that I can cut any depth of clay with my knife and not have anything in the way on the blade.

The other cutters I showed on the video should be easy to find. Just check out your local craft store to see what they have. I like having a variety of cutters available, it makes working with the clay so much easier. 

2 comments:

  1. Im going to start up working in clay again, the problem is that I dont have time anymore but Im slowly cleaning out my work space. thank you very much for the tips about cutters.

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  2. Just mark the top edge with a sharpie permanent marker - easy to pick up wrong way up when 'distracted'. Marilyn

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