All About Silkscreens for Polymer Clay

(29 customer reviews)

USD $14.00

You’ve invested a lot in your silkscreens, so you want to learn how to best use them and how to take care of them. While it isn’t a project tutorial, this eBook explains the various types of screens and why you might not have had the results you expected. Eliminate the uncertainty. Learn how the brand of clay and the type of paint affects your results and the secrets of making unsuitable paints work for you. Explore new ways to use silkscreens with polymer clay using powders and textures. There’s a large gallery section with specific information about colors, patterns and the paints that I used to make an array of designs. I even include a comprehensive list of silkscreen makers and suppliers around the world.

If you’re looking for a project to make with silkscreens on polymer clay, then have a look at my Opulent Tapestry Tutorial that goes into detail about using a silkscreen to create a richly colored design that’s used to make a pair of earrings.

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This 30 page eBook contains 56 photos and does include a step-wise tutorial that shows how to make prints with silkscreens onto polymer clay.

What to Expect

After purchase, you’ll have instant access to the class framework. There you will find the following:

  • A link to download the PDF tutorial.
  • Materials listing
  • Resources (including worldwide suppliers)
  • An example gallery
  • A forum where you can upload your photo (and see what others have created)
  • A questions and discussion section.

The tutorial itself is a professionally formatted PDF document that’s easily viewed on your computer, laptop, phone, or other device. My tutorials include a table of contents, lots of tips and tricks, and include a resources section for where you can find supplies. Your purchase includes full customer support to help you enjoy your tutorial to the fullest.

Text and images in this tutorial are Copyright © 2015-2022 by Ginger Davis Allman, of The Blue Bottle Tree, all rights reserved. That means you can’t share this tutorial, teach or give it to friends, post the file or contents online, or sell it, etc. However, your creations are always yours to sell, share, and enjoy as you desire. I always appreciate credit and a shout-out whenever possible. Thank you!

29 reviews for All About Silkscreens for Polymer Clay

  1. Caroline Alderman

    I like to begin a new exploration with a roadmap…enough technique that I avoid disasters…enough inspiration to get me started. Ginger’s tutorials are perfect for me. They have the technical information I need because she researches so thoroughly.

  2. Marcia Antle

    These tutorials are always easy to follow and lots of detail.

  3. mpeters7

    I had never used silkscreens before, and this eBook had all the information I needed to get started. It’s a wonderful resource!

  4. Monica Burnette

    Ginger’s eBooks should be mandatory reading for every new (or old) polymer clay artist. I have loved every one I’ve bought.

  5. Helen Rogan

    As usual, your eBook is full of valuable information. You have an incredible ability to explain things clearly and concisely. You never disappoint. I would highly recommend this eBook to anyone who is interested in silkscreens. I enjoyed making a bowl similar to the one you shared. I am looking forward to experimenting with the various techniques you covered in the eBook.

  6. Stacy

    Great book—as always, Ginger has done the research for us, so all we have to do is use her tips! A great resource!!

  7. clm738

    This is a great ebook. Ginger answers all your questions and explains everything about silkscreens so it is easily understood. It was a great help to me and I recommend this ebook to all clayers both new to clay and the well experienced clayers. Thanks Ginger.

  8. Kathleen Watson

    I love silkscreens but did not know very much about them nor was I using them to their full potential. This e-book has really helped me to understand what I want to look for in quality screens and all the different ways to use them and even new products that I am dying to add to my stash!

  9. bobolinkko

    As all of the tutorials I’ve purchased, this is full of useful and comprehensive information. As I have used silkscreens before, though not on polymer clay, I was especially happy to learn how to care for these, where to find them and some new techniques. Ginger always saves me time and money by accounting the pitfalls and common mistakes made with various tools and products. Well worth the price.

  10. Laurie Simpson

    Thank you i love it very detailed and helpfull have been having a lot of fun. Laurie

  11. Emma Parsons

    Excellent tutorial. Lovely designs, great techniques and ideas; well written and very informative. Thank you!!

  12. Michelle

    This is another wonderful tutorial from Ginger. The easily understandable information and instructions are accompanied by fantastic clear photos. It’s great to have no only instructions on how to silkscreen, but in depth information on the products used. Thanks again Ginger.

  13. Margaret

    Ginger is a superb teacher! This tutorial is thorough, well-organized and never assumes the reader may already know something. She writes like she’s right there with you while you’re working, looking over your shoulder and gently guiding you through it. The tutorial is beautifully photographed, and the resource list will be very helpful. I can’t wait to get started! Thank you, Ginger!

  14. Karen Lee Price Luda

    Well, like ALL Ginger’s tutorials, this one is thorough, professional, and inspiring. I haven’t yet used a silkscreen to make designs on polymer clay, but I have begun the process of making my own little silkscreen and, when it is finished, I will post some photos. Now that I’ve read every word of Ginger’s tutorial, I feel much better equipped to make the choices with regard to design and materials for using the screen. It’s a wonderful new development in the polymer clay experience. We’re so lucky to have Ginger and Blue Bottle Tree to turn to for advice, instruction, and ideas!

  15. Vivian

    This book of knowledge was virtual feast of visual delight! I can’t wait to begin trying these techniques. I feel that the explanations and information on where to purchase the screens was very helpful. Her examples are just beautiful as well. If you ever wanted to know anything about this art, buy this tutorial! You will be amazed!

  16. Sue S

    For thoroughly researched and well written information on silkscreens I do not believe you can do any better than this ebook. Ginger has a writing style like her research skills… top notch. If you want to avoid wasted time, effort and resources, buy this book and be successful from the start. You will not regret it 🙂

  17. Krithika

    Love this mini-book of information on different ways to use silkscreens. Ginger discusses a number of products that play nice with clay and how to achieve a crisp and clean silkscreened image. As a clayer who hoards supplies, I had lots of the suggested products on hand already, just hadn’t thought to try them with silkscreens. Ginger also includes a wonderful gallery at the end with many examples and the exact products used in them. I’ve tried a bunch of different products and have created great effects. I highly recommend this and the opulent tapestry tutorial for anyone looking to try silkscreening on clay.

  18. Elfie Shotts

    I have been collecting silkscreens for a few months now. I had no idea how to use them, after reading this ebook, and all its clear and informative information, I will be confident that I will be able not only to do this, but do it well. As usual Ginger puts out an excellent product that any one with any level of experience can learn to improve thier craft.

  19. Robin Stevens

    I love that Ginger always does thorough research on her topics before she posts a newsletter or a new tutorial. Much of the trial and error has been completed by her and saves me lots of time. Instructions and explanations are clear and easily understandable. And, Ginger is always available if I have a question.

  20. Chrissie

    Ginger’s silkscreens ebook is so good I can only echo what others have already written. Comprehensive? Absolutely! Well written and researched? You’ve got it! It is my “go to” resource on silk screening. Ginger has saved me time and resources by sharing “what NOT to do” and given me confidence that it will work by following her “what to do”. Thanks for another great ebook, Ginger.

  21. Chris

    I had worked with the silk screen process many years ago on T-shirts, but have only done a little with the wonderful Scupley silk screen kit. This tutorial provides so much information on what types of paint can be used as well as different silk screens and gives tons of tips on how to improve the finished product. As usual, Ginger has outdone herself to give us all we could possibly need to have beautiful results. It is no wonder that hundreds of times on facebook, when a question is asked, one of the first responses will always be….”the Blue Bottle Tree has a great article on this subject!” Thanks, Ginger, you never disappoint.

  22. Ernie

    It is so nice to have someone do all the trial and error research for me when I want to learn something new. And Ginger has done just that. Her well-written and well-illustrated tutorials make your initial forays into silkscreening so much more productive and satisfying. You’ll get great results right off the bat because she has taken the time to walk you through the pitfalls you might otherwise encounter. Well done, Ginger. And thank you!

  23. Suzanne

    If you want to try silkscreening, well there is a lot more to it than i thought. This ebook is all about how to use silkscreens and what you can use to make them. It is wonderfully comprehensive and with a lot of pictural information. An other wow ebook by Ginger! Thank you so much! Greetings from Suzanne

  24. Diane Foster

    I thought I knew a lot about silk screening on polymer, but of course, nobody goes to the lengths that Ginger does to research a subject. She tells you what not to do and what not to use as well as the things that work. She silk screens with stuff I would never have even considered! Not a project tutorial: it’s a complete guide to using silk screens on polymer clay. Avoid a lot of mistakes by reading this little book (it’s so much more than a tutorial) first.

  25. Janet Calardo

    This is a must have tutorial if you want to silkscreen on polymer. I saved myself a lot of time and mistakes by having so much info in this tutorial. I have most of the supplies on hand but the dos and don’ts will make it so much easier. Thanks for sharing your wealth of knowledge Ginger!!

  26. Carrie Harvey

    Yet another very comprehensive tutorial from Ginger. I’ve done some silk screening but my results didn’t excite me – now I know of all sorts of ways to liven them up in future!

  27. Sarah Sieradzki

    I have never done silk screening before, but after reading Ginger’s tutorial, I can’t wait to try it on polymer clay. Ginger does a thorough and step by step approach in all her tutorials, and the photos make everything so clear. Ginger fills this tutorial with extra tips to ensure success. I absolutely love Blue Bottle Tree tutorials–they are always excellent.

  28. Gillian

    As always, a very detailed and authoritative tutorial that covers all the basics and then some. The project is fun and easy to complete, but can be used as a jumping off point for lots more ideas.

  29. Monique Hendriks-Buis

    Very nice ebook! Ginger always shares a lot of information and ideas! I bought this e-book late night and haven’t got the time to make something, but I was surprised what you can do more with the silkscreens! I can’t wait to try all of this! I wish everyone much enjoy with this E-book! I recommend it to everyone! Greets Monique

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