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HOW TO: POLYMER CLAY by pixypop HOW TO: POLYMER CLAY by pixypop
A little how to for some people. If anyone needs any more help please message me or somethign and i will add it onto the how to list :)
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8AlnitakKaleids8 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great job on this!
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DracosDerpyHoof Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Artist
I had a question.
how do you dye clay? Like, I can't get colored clay easily, so how could I add color to it if I'm doing a project where it would be hard to paint everything ex: Sushi. I know you can, but I don't know how to go about it.
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My-Dear-Bianca Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
WOW thank you for the tips, I never knew glaze does that :thanks:
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dracostarhome Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Question: Do you have to bake Polymer clay and if so do you use your oven or a kiln?
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milky-sea Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
I can answer this one for you.

You do have to bake polymer clay, and most people just use their regular oven. Though there are some rumors about the clay somehow getting into your food -_-
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Shadysjlx Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Hey, how do you keep eye pins in the clay once baked? It always falls out. Also If ii make something with limbs, like a little bear or something, they sometimes fall off once baked. Any ideas? (: thanks x
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Eliwi Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
After you bake your clay, take out the eye pins, put some strong glue in it [I use E-6000 it's very good], and stcik it back in :D It won't fall off again!
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sicara-deviant Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
This is so awesomely informative, THANK YOU it's been YEARS since I've played with fimo I have forgotten so many of the basics!
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Lady-Savien Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
O everyone also remember Polymer Clay eats through plastic so do not set it on anything plastic (and Styrofoam) before it has been baked or you are going to end up with a hole in whatever you sit it on like a table or counter. Also if you choose to use plastic tool like plastic cutlery do not leave any clay on them while you use them and when finished wash them off well
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Aibiki Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Would clear nail polish work for a varnish instead?
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Eliwi Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
I can answer this for you :) yes it works, I've used it a lot, but you do have to put more coats than normal.. it's actually better than some other things XD.
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Aibiki Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow it's been a long time since I posted that xD

:D That's good to know.
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Eliwi Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hahaha I hope it helped :P
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midnight-rose-saya92 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Student General Artist
at what temperature do you bake it? :confused:
~new at sculpey~
:giggle:
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MyInterminableZent Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
i use the annoying rubber gloves, it keeps fingerprints off very easily, and it also keeps your hands and nails clean. :P
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K-Artist Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Thank you for making this!! I got Sculpey clay.

Wow, floor polish. I thought about something like that but I thought it'd be too harsh. I bought a can of Gloss spray but I've yet to use it, cuz it's a really bad chemical... maybe I can take it back and find something I can paint on instead of a spray on.... oops, sorry. :blah: Anyway, this tutorial is AWESOME! :+favlove:
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Tifa2195 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
Hey thanks so much im a polymer clay beginner but not a clay beginner and this has help me a tons you saved me buying $10 worth or crappy glaze thanks and i hope you continue to make tutorials like this for polymer clay :P
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emina2492 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
wow thanks !

I have a question..

I've been looking for polymer clays.. and is it the same with the modelling clay that are available in bookstores or craftstores? [like the non-toxic clay that kids play with]

thanks!
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michelle1305 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
wooooa xD, i've been looking around about this polymer clay-thing and i didn't know anything about it (haha only that people do beautiful stuff with it), but, can i ask something? how many time aprox. do I have to bake them? O_O or what temperature? hehe thanks anyway, this is a perfect guide ;)


sorry for my english....lack of practice -.-
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Leui Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
i have a question!


r these air dryable?
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krazykawaii Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009   Artisan Crafter
This is great!
I've been making charms for a while now
[not that my gallery shows it *facepalm*]
And I've mostly used the sculpey gloss,
and some nail polish {which I strongly discourage D:}
What brand of floor polish do you suggest?
I bought some, brought it home and popped it open, and it was a transleucent pink, very oily and didn't harden at all ^^;
So a brand would be extremely appreciated! :aww:
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kaplogs Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Professional General Artist
thanx for this..it helps a lot...i wasted my money on krylon crystal clear spray..after a week my creations becomes sticky..

again thanx a lot...teecee :brushteeth:
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OKami-hu Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Question! Is it possible to put glass beads and metal parts in FIMO stuff and bake it?

(I haven't tried this yet, and I have no idea if the baking process makes the clay shrink maybe, so the inserted beads and whatnot would fall out, and the metal gets really hot, it could damage the piece, no...?)

Also: What surface it is advised to bake the clay on? (I1m a total noob beginner so my first guess would be that baking paper...)
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ladyvoid Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
Yes, you can put in glass beads and metal parts in fimo stuff and bake it. I've tried it with indian beads before. As for baking it, I set my polymer clay figures on a sheet of foil then pop it into the oven, just in case its bottom will burn.
Oh, and for question 5, another good way to keep fingerprints off of your creation is to brush it with babypowder before baking. It smooths out any flaws and/or fingerprint marks on the clay. just remember that you can't really change any part of the figure afterwards.
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Lisas-Art-Endeavors Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
floor polish, WOW! I never would of thought, I'm going to have to try that. Thank you so much for this!
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znow-white Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
Your wonderful Resources have been featured here.[link]

Thank you for providing the gallery with such awesome Resources.:heart:
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pixypop Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008   Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot :heart:
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znow-white Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
My pleasure :hug:
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SarahRose Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
#2 - eyeshadow, too!
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ubertoastzilla Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
thnx
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PousSiiere-3t0iile Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
I don't understand... I'm french Hi hi ...
And I Speak english like a spanish cow.
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x-missworld-x Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
thank you, this is very helpful ^_^
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LoneHana Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
I wish I'd found this a few days earier...
*looks at new bottle of sculpey glaze* oAo;;

Anyway, thanks a lot for writing this. I learned some really good tips in this!
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hullabalo0 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007   Artisan Crafter
thank you for this, it helps me. I love the jeans concept!
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this is very helpful - thanks for making it :D
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rainbow010101 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
sounds helpfull :) good reference when if i ever start to try out this medium :)
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ami1288 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007
Cute design, and awesome tips =]
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polymer-clay Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
I love the floor polish and sand paper/jeans concepts! The polish sounds ridiculously cheap compared to Sculpey glaze, and I've been looking for something better for a while!

Thanks
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pixypop Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007   Artisan Crafter
No problem :) It is and much better quality as well!
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pant-pockets Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007   Interface Designer
Thank you very much for this!
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