If making any item that has
substance of size,
scrunch up kitchen aluminum foil tightly and use that as the armature.
finely rolled Dukit can be gently smoothed onto it and shaped. The
project will be light and easily baked.Hand roll clay after it's been
through a pasta
machine and make it even thinner for delicate work. Never be afraid to
experiment with ideas......
because it's rewarding to make one of a kind. 12:53PM on
23 June 2010
When using polymer clay save wearing out your wrists
rolling it by putting it through a pasta machine - you also get
thickness of your clay if you do this! 10:30AM on 22
Before using polymer clay put it down your neck for 15 minutes to warm
body temperature. Wrap it first or it will stain your bra. 11:12AM
on 21 March 2010
PAPER CLAY TIPS
Working Surface -
plastic wrap (pieces cut from trash bags work well) over your
work surface to prevent
sticking. If you're working on a waterproof surface, moisten the
area beneath the plastic
to anchor it to the table.
Rolling it out - Fold the plastic wrap over
the Clay so that it is underneah and on top. Then use a rolling
pin to roll out to the desired thickness.
Imprinting - After
rolling out the clay, remove the top layer of
the plastic and lay lace or any other textured fabric directly
on top of the clay
and roll again to get the unique textures and patterns.
Covering Objects - When covering anything
with the clay be sure and use a white glue to ensure its adhesion.
Paper Clay will naturally adhere anyway, but best be sure.
Small items will generally dry in a day or so
depending on room temperature and humidity. Larger projects may
take a few days to
Sanding, carving, etc. - After clay dries,
it can be sanded
and carved like wood. You can also build on to a completely dry clay by
applying more fresh clay.
Painting - Once dried, it can be painted
type of paint. May also be colored by kneading water base paint into
it before shaping.
Storage - Keep in an air tight container in
the dark - also try and enusre. If it does dry out slightly then add a
few drops of water to make it pliable again. 4:07AM on 14 June 2010