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A Craft Fail with Polymer Clay

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A Craft Fail with Polymer Clay

Clay and Dough crafts are always interesting, I love working with clay & dough. I used to make Homemade dough for my crafts, You may remember my recipe for the homemade dough. Homemade clay/dough is usually soft and easy to work with instead of polymer clay. I had experience working with both. Today I will be sharing one of my craft fail experience which I hope will not be be boring you. So have a look at what I have done recently, A craft fail with polymer clay!

A Craft Fail with Polymer Clay

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I am into lots of craft failing, You can never guess, Right? But seriously, every crafter is in this game of doing perfect sometimes and on the other hand making blunders with crafts. You have to believe friends :) You can see my other craft fails too. Craft fails are sometimes those which we never expect. So here it is a different thing which I haven’t expected while working with clay/dough.

I selected two colors, a dark tone & a lighter one. I wanted to make a marbling effect here & believe me I tried my best, I am not sure where I commit a mistake! haha, Let’s see..

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I cut two pieces of polymer clay, pink & green. Rolled these & pressed these to make a 5 inches long strip shape. I put both strips together &  then I cut the strip into pieces.

I put every piece together & I notice it was going to be something cute… (this was a misconception actually..hehe)


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Pressed the little heap & this is what I saw, no cool texture is here :(

I turned its other side & that was dark, So another idea jumped into my mind, I cut it again. Just to see may be some more design is here!

But nothing special here.. it was even worse.. I was speechless..hahaha

I rolled the polymer clay again & made a ball. Relax! But I will be trying this again. OK!!

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Reason Behind This Craft Fail :

I have made marbling effect with dough in past, But it was the first time when I tried marbling with clay. And the reason is the hardness of the clay. Homemade dough is soft than clay & textures can easily visible when we work with it. But clay is thick & hard usually. It was not mixing well & marbling effect was not coming. So it was a craft fail with polymer clay.

Conclusion : Clay was expired. It was very hard. My thumb was having tough time while mixing the clay. Always get fresh products.

I always love working with dough-clay crafts. They look cute & unique. You can have a look at my previous dough crafts tutorials. I hope you will like these too.

If you want to buy my homemade dough, or any of my dough crafts or accessories, You can shop my products HERE. I am shipping worldwide.

Have a great day friends :)


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I am Khadija Kiran, A girl blogger, designer & entrepreneur from Islamabad, Pakistan. I am successfully blogging for more than 7 years now. I love sharing quick & easy DIY art ideas, Tutorials, Crafts. Fashion, Food & Lifestyle topics. I also sell my handmade art work. Visit my shop link at blog sidebar. I hope you will enjoy my creative updates. Stay Connected. Thank You



  1. Raising Mighty Girls

    March 3, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Good on you for trying the polymer clay. I consider myself quite an artsy crafty type person but polymer clay might be a bit beyond my talents lol #MMWBH

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      March 3, 2016 at 12:04 pm

      Oh yeah, Totally agree with you! There is lots of stamina & talent required for working with polymer clay :)

  2. Dr Sonia S V

    March 3, 2016 at 11:40 am

    So cool it looks even though you said its a craft fail!!

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      March 3, 2016 at 12:05 pm

      Seriously Sonia? Haha! I was like.. Yar yeh kiya ban gya hai iska.. hahaha Thanks for enjoying this fail though ;)

  3. M Reyes

    March 3, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Muchas gracias por compartir. Besos

  4. sadee

    March 3, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Lol baira gharak ^_^

  5. Maite

    March 4, 2016 at 9:12 am

    No hay técnica que se te resista.
    Buen fin de semana, besos.

  6. Julie

    March 5, 2016 at 10:09 am

    It happens to us all! I have no idea how to marble polymer clay so I can’t help at all but I do feel better ever time I see someone else’s fail – it just makes me feel better about my own. Just bin it and forget it – that’s my advice!

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      March 6, 2016 at 11:48 am

      Indeed, I have done marbling with clay several times & its always good, But this time it was expired clay & the craft fail is here.. Craftroom bin is really having a big heart Julie ;) Thanks for your sweet words!

  7. Melinda

    March 6, 2016 at 1:39 am

    It doesn’t have to be a fail. Just pretend that is the effect u were going for! lol
    Here from Fri Frivolity

  8. Betty

    March 6, 2016 at 4:20 am

    Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

  9. Divya

    March 6, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Fails are okay – they are an accepted part of crafting life. That is how we learn and grown

  10. Jess Powell (Babi a Fi)

    March 6, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    It looks a really cool pattern even if it is a fail! x #FridayFrivolity

  11. Carol Cook

    March 6, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    This is a good reminder that thinks don’t always turn out perfect.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      March 9, 2016 at 12:10 pm

      Exactly, Craft fails are part of our random work stuff :) Thanks for visiting Carol.

  12. Audrey

    March 7, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    I haven’t worked with polymer clay in years. I know I remember why, ha ha! Thanks for sharing on #FridayFrivolity. I hope you will join us again next week.

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      March 9, 2016 at 12:11 pm

      Oh seriously Audrey? Haha, I hope you are having good experience!
      Thank you for visiting & dropping comment :)

  13. Jann Olson

    March 8, 2016 at 12:07 am

    If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. :) It still might turn out pretty, just different than what you expected. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    • Khadija's Creative Mind

      March 9, 2016 at 12:16 pm

      Exactly Jann, That’s the way we learn & succeed. Agree with your thought as well :) Thank you for dropping by!

  14. ayeina

    March 9, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    This is so cool

  15. Debs @ Super Busy Mum

    March 12, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    We only learn through having failures huh. Good for you for trying though. Thanks for much for linking up with #MadMidWeek blog hop! x

  16. Karen

    March 13, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    Thanks for sharing your fail with us at the Blog Fair . This was one of our most clicked posts this week, so people obviously like to learn from other’s mistakes an attempts. Hope to see you there again this week. Have a great week.

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