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How to Scent Polymer Clay by monsterkookies How to Scent Polymer Clay by monsterkookies
Well, here it is folks.

When I first started playing with clay, I searched high and low for any advice I could find on how to scent polymer clay. And to spare you the frustrations, I am now sharing some techniques I have tried with you all.

All I ask in return is a simple credit to my website if you post or share it. Share the knowledge!

Scenting is one thing, but talent is another thing completely! There are three polymer clay artists that I know of that scent their work, and they have been around for quite awhile now. Their work is amazing to start out with, even without the scent... and I consider them the pioneers of scented polymer clay jewellery. None of them have claimed this, of course, out of the humbleness of their hearts, but I still think that the world would be a lot less lovely smelling without them. :P

I encourage you to check them out, and maybe even grab a piece of their jewellery.

:bulletgreen: Pancake Meow: The original! Opened in 2004. Closed down in 2010, unfortunately.
:bulletorange: Tiny Cravings: Closed down.
:bulletpink: Tiny Hands Online: tinyhandsonline.com/ (2006)
:bulletpurple: Cute N Sweet Cafe: www.etsy.com/shop/cutensweetca… (2009)
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:icontrufflesandtrinketse:
TrufflesAndTrinketsE Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If you glaze the scented charm or whatever will you still be able to smell it?
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
It would definitely deminish the scent a little bit. Sometimes it's best not to glaze, or just glaze parts. :)
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BettiFelon Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014   General Artist
oh my gawd! I have been thinking of making a scented polymer something! LOL
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
DO IT! :D
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dancintegan Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Sweet! Now I can make scented charms! I asked a lady at the store and the oils that were there (not soap or candle oils) said they are flammable. So I'm glad that I can use soap and candle scents! ^^;
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
For sure! Those are the ones you want to use. Let me know how it goes. :)
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:icondancintegan:
dancintegan Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
They went really well :DDD they smell really good *Free Icon/Emote* Pusheen (So exciting!) 
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice! :D
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SomethinSweet Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
cool!
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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:iconlisakelleherjewelry:
LisaKelleherJewelry Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great tips!
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconchococannon:
ChocoCannon Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014   General Artist
Will this work with glazed air-dry clay? 
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Not sure. Never used air-dry clay, before. Give it a try and let us know your findings. :)
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:iconavelynnoc:
AvelynnOC Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I use cookie scent for in actul pastries :/
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Did the scent last long?
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:iconavelynnoc:
AvelynnOC Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, it was so nice :)
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:iconannie-bannannie:
Annie-Bannannie Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
I never thought of this.

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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconxhellojackiex:
xhellojackiex Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for sharing this I hadn't even thought about adding a scent to polymer clay!
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome, well now you know! :D
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:iconevisceratedunicorn:
EvisceratedUnicorn Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
This was put in my watch at a very convenient time. I had just been considering making polymer clay jewelry.
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice! :)
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Jenna7777777 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very helpful... I will use this for my charms next time...
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great!
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polymergurl12 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
THANK YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH FOR THIS AMAZING IDEA I HAVE NEVER EVER THOUGHT OF SCRNTING MY CLAY BUT I WILL DEFINENTLY TY IT THANX A MILLION!!!!
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, no problem! :D
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mychemforever Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yay thankyou! This will be really helpful- Im currently making 2 unicorns as gifts and thought it would be really nice to make them smell lovely :D now to decide on the smells.. haha <3
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monsterkookies Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice! Reminds me of the Strawberry Shortcake stuff I used to have when I was a kid. It was this doll that smelled really fruity. It's in my attic but I'm sure it still smells good!
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mychemforever Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha wow,I always wanted a toy that smelled of something really nice :D
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:XD:
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hollyleaf152 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*adds cupcake, cherry, and chocolate fragrance oil to shopping lists*
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehehe. XD
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:iconmdu-ntr:
mdu-ntr Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Thank you. <3
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D You're welcome!
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:iconmoony-the-dragon:
Moony-The-Dragon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My mom said concentrated oils would explode in the oven.. Would it?
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
No, not in that small of amounts, and not at that low of temperature. Lol. I tried it, and it was fine.
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3jcool Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Wow ! could you mix the glaze and the scent ? so your glazed piece would still smell a lot ? :)
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I've heard a lot of people say that mixing glaze and scent make a gloopy mess, but it all depends on what brands you are using, I'm sure. Go ahead and experiment and make sure to share your findings. :)
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kimisdesigns Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Thank you. What a fun idea. My daughter will be thrilled she is always wanting to scent her food creations. Hugs. Www.kimisjewelryandgifts.blogspot.com . I hope you don't mind but I'd love to blog about you and this.
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic! I'm happy that your daughter has found a creative outlet. I hope this tutorial helps her. :) Of course - by all means! I'd love to read it. I saw your blog. Could you give me a shout if and when you do? Then I will put a link to your blog on my website. :)
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AlexandraKnickel Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you soo much for pointing out this tutorial, I have been thinking of scenting polymer clay since a while now!
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
No problemo! :D
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thegingerbreadshack Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Thank you for the tips! I always appreciate tutorials!
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem!
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:iconclaymara:
Claymara Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Artist
this is really usefull! awesome tnx!
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem!
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:iconpandapanda81:
pandapanda81 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
i never knew you can scent it
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That you can! :)
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Lovely-Ebru Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you so much, tomorrow im going to buy soap fragrance oil!
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