One of the things I love about working with polymer clay is there is very little wastage of materials. I'm a pretty frugal person and want to do my part to save the environment so I hate throwing unnecessary things away and try to recycle and reuse any time I can. Every polymer clay artist ends up with scrap clay and the neat thing is that it never gets thrown out! It can always be reused in some way and so I thought I would start a series of ideas on what I do with it. If anyone has other tips to add or links to share, we'd love it if you leave a comment.
While I'm claying, I generally throw my scraps in a container. I like this pencil case as the plastic doesn't react with the clay and it has a lid to help keep any dust or lint out. I don't worry too much about mixing it yet but try to keep the colors separate.
My clay pile was overflowing the other day -- in fact I ended up with 2 boxes full so decided it was time to do something with it. You can just grab any clay and mix them and end up with all sorts of "mud" colors (browns, etc.) but I like to see what new colors I can end up with.
Tomorrow I will share more with you on what I can do with all this clay.