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An interview with Judith Skinner the start of the subtle color blend

Blowing Grass Purse by katheen dustin

If you work in polymer clay I bet you’ve made a skinner blend or at least heard of it. The skinner blend is the backbone of so many other techniques and you can see it’s influence in work the of artist from all around the world like Kathleen Dustin, Lindly Haunani, and Donna Kato to name just a few.

Split Pod Pendant by donna kato

This technique has allowed polymer clay color blending to rise to wonderful heights. I bet you wondered who came up with this technique, I bet you thought that they must have been doing clay work forever when they came up with technique.

Quilt block Inspirations by Lindly Haunani

Guess what you’d be wrong Judith had only been working with polymer clay for just over a year when she created the Skinner blend.

Watch this interview with Judith.


Looking for a fun new tutorial to try this weekend. Make this reversalable Pendant

Looking for a simple but complex looking project to try this weekend. Check out this reversible pendant tutorial I found by Svetlana Belova. It is written in Russian but the photos are easy to follow.

I love scrolling through Pinterest to see what fun ideas I like. Here is one I found and like it’s quite simple in the design.

I can imagine this being done in colors from a subtle monochromatic, complementary, or even a wonderfully bold triad color scheme.

All you need are a few basic polymer clay tools.

And your choice of polymer clay colors.

Get the full tutorial here

And as always you can find a wonderful array of tools, clays, and supplies at Linda’s Art Spot.

Happy Claying,