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POLYMER CLAY Tips and Tricks — Polymer clay tips

Curing your Polymer Clay pieces

Polymer clay tips

Curing your Polymer Clay pieces

Curing the clay Heat your oven to 130-140 C. I use fan forced at 130 C. Use any kind of oven proof tray/dish to place your items on. I use an oven proof glass baking dish. Place a clean piece of paper in the dish / tray and pop your items on the paper to bake. The paper won’t burn at that temperature and it will stop the clay from going shiny on the surface that is touching the base. Bake your pieces for around 30 mins for 1-2cm thickness (eg a toadstool base of 2cm diameter) Anything bigger may...

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Creating with Polymer Clay

Polymer clay tips

Creating with Polymer Clay

Creating with clay - some tips on getting started with polymer clay Knead your polymer clay to make it soft.  Hot hands will make it too soft and hard to stay in shape – if this happens just pop the clay in the fridge for a few minutes to slightly harden again. Make sure your hands are clean and free from fluff, especially before using white clay. It’s handy to get a tiny amount of clay and roll it around in your hands to grab the dust/fluff before starting - and you can also use the same piece to roll...

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Tiny Treasures : Tools to start you off

Polymer clay tips Tiny treasures

Tiny Treasures :  Tools to start you off

A few days ago I talked about Polymer Clay, my favourite brand and the best colours to get you started. Now you need a 'Tool Guide'  The best tools you will ever have are your hands. You will do most of the work with your fingers and to be honest all you really need to make little houses are your hands and a hobby knife for cutting the clay. However as you experiment further and start making larger pieces you will need a few other things along the way. Below is a list of tools to get you started and...

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Tiny Treasure Movement - Getting started with Polymer Clay

Polymer clay tips Tiny treasures

Tiny Treasure Movement - Getting started with Polymer Clay

#tinytreasuremovement Have you started making your mini houses to hide yet? What you need : 1. Polymer clay. My prefered brand is Sculpey, its soft and smooth and comes in a great variety of colours. Purchase from diy shops like Spotlight, or online. Just search for Sculpey Polymer Clay online Best colours to start with : White Purple Dusty Rose Blue Yellow Just Orange Emerald Green Candy Pink Red Hot Red Hazelnut Then have fun mixing colours to different shades! By using pre coloured clay you won’t have to paint or seal!

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