Silk Screening Kit From Sculpey Product Review

Sculpey Clay Silk Screen KitVideo #559: Besides reviewing what all is included in this silk screen kit, I also show you how to use it on polymer clay.

Topics Covered In This Video:

  • New Polyform Sculpey Product for 2014.
  • I had done a quick preview of this product in a previous video.
  • Kit comes with 2 acrylic paints (silver and gold), 4 silk screens with small designs well suited for jewelry, and a squeegee for spreading paint.
  • A silk screen is a fine screen where the patterned is ‘masked out’ in a rubber/silicone type material. Then in the open areas of the screen, paint is pushed through with a squeegee leaving the painted pattern behind on the clay.
  • I demo how the silk screens work using some Souffle clay called Royalty.
  • Matte side of silk screen lays on top of the clay.
  • Make sure that there are no air bubbles under the screen.
  • Squeeze out only a small amount of paint and use squeegee to spread the paint through the pattern. You can always add more paint.
  • Put screen into water right away… do not let paint dry in the screen.
  • Rubbing alcohol will remove dried paint or liquid clay.
  • I show samples of using Kato Liquid Polyclay (Glossy) on Souffle Clay (Matte) as an interesting alternative to using paint.
  • New Circle cutters from Sculpey will match the circle silk screen patterns.
  • Let paint dry first before manipulating the clay or adding to a hollow bead maker form.
  • Test other paints, powders, glazes through silk screens to come up with your own unique uses for the Sculpey Clay Silk Screen Kit.!

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Cindy Lietz SignaturePolymer Clay Tutor
  1. Marion Rayner, 22 August, 2014

    Thank you for showing us the Sculpey Silk Screen Kit Cindy. This is so exciting! I’m looking forward to trying this out, if the product is available in the UK.

  2. Cris L, 22 August, 2014

    Hi Cindy!
    What a wonderful addition to polyclay!!
    How long would you say it took for the paint to dry? The clay didn’t get too stiff to cut or shape? Do you think if the paint was on too thick, the ‘image’ would it crack if you manipulated the clay shape (as you did doming it)?

    thanks so much!

  3. Rebecca Chisenhall, 22 August, 2014

    I had just tried this kit this very morning, even before I saw this from Cindy! Cris, the paint dries very fast (I gave it maybe a minute to sit before cutting out), and the paint did not crack when I manipulated it on the doming form, but I was very gentle with it as I was trying to not distort the edges. I think, really, with using the silkscreen, it would be difficult to get the paint on too thick unless you just really went overboard with the paint. My pieces came out looking really great! I’m hooked!

  4. Patt W, 22 August, 2014

    I bought the kit too. Now to use it. I tried some acrylic paint and it works very well. So that opens up a lot of creative possibilities. TY for showing how it worked. Looks easy enough. Today is my play day – so off to try some mad experiments, with the silk screen…………

  5. Maria, 22 August, 2014

    Hi Cindy:
    This is such an exciting process!
    I am especially interested in using the liquid clay for this technique. My question is: how do you transfer the sheet to the hollow bead form without distorting it since it has to bake to dry?


  6. Rebecca Chisenhall, 24 August, 2014

    Maria, I’m just jumping in here, but after I cut out my circles that fit the domed form, I just used my slicer to remove them from my work surface (a piece of marble) to the form. They really weren’t that easy to distort, but I was being gentle with them.

    Also, I found when applying the circles to the dome, just start very gently pressing with 2 fingers on opposite sides of your cut circle, then go around the perimeter; “gently” being the operative word. I sort of went around the edges tapping them with the pad of my finger and kind of rolling my finger off downward; thus helping make sure the warmth from my finger didn’t pull the circle back up.

  7. Maria C, 25 August, 2014

    Thank you Rebecca! So as long as the design does not reach the edge, this technique should work.

  8. Dixie Ann, 22 August, 2014

    Thanks for the new product video Cindy on the silk screen kit. I did get mine but haven’t had time to use it. Now that I have seen the way you used the liquid clay for a tone on tone, that has gotten me excited to try this. I like that look so am gearing up to try that asap!

  9. Ginny M, 26 August, 2014

    Hi Everyone,

    I have a question, I’m about to bake some screen printed hollow beads, can they be buffed after baking? I suppose I can try it and find out :) But I thought I would ask you guys first because they are so pretty, I don’t want to ruin them . Thanks

    Ginny M.

  10. Cindy Lietz, 05 September, 2014

    Hi Ginny, I just tested my black sample with the silver paint and buffed it on high with my fluffy buffing wheel on my JoolTool and it worked great! No paint came off. Of course testing would be a good idea first… other paints may not stick as well. But I was pleased to see that. It means that it won’t easily come off during normal (or even extreme) wear.

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