CREATIVE CLAY FOR CREATIVE PEOPLE

 

Message From Garie Sim 2011

 

Garie Sim's 101 Polymer Clay Information

Polymer clay is nontoxic, man-made non- toxic modeling clay material that work and feel like ceramic clay, it would not dry out when exposed to the air. The clay can be bake in a regular or toaster oven at a temperature of 270† F / 130† C as compared to ceramic clay which are fired in a kiln at 1500† F. Once baked polymer clay can be sand, carve, drill, buff and rebake eg.(when required to replace or duplicate broken parts or features to your clay project).

The clay is PVC (polyvinyl chloride) plastic. Similar plastics are frequently used in today's plumbing and water piping. Tiny grains of PVC are mixed with plasticizers and pigments. With the new formulation the Phthalates are removed from the polymer clay. When the clay is baked at the proper temperature, varying from 230 to 270 † F (110† C to 130† C) depending upon the make and color), chemical changes occur and the particles fuse into a solid mass without shrinking. If heated again, the clay will soften slightly but not melt (technically it is similar to "thermosetting" plastics, but still has some characteristics of "thermoplastics"). Like many other plastics, if heated too hot 350† F to 390† F (180† C to 200† C) it will darken, give off noxious fumes and possibly catch fire. Polymer clay are available in more than hundreds of color. The different types and colors of the clay can be intermix. The colors may darken slightly when baked at higher temperature.

Liquid polymer clays are now available under Fimo Decorative Liquid Gel, Kato Liquid and Liquid Sculpey. Todate, there are even more types of polymer clay Sculpey has improved its formula for Sculpey 3, UltraLight clay that float on water, BakShop a friendly clay for kids, Pluffy its a fluffy clay for children. Another new product Pardo Jewellery Clay from Germany.

With such a wide varieties of clay, there are many option for artists, crafters and kids using it. Polymer clay can combined with other materials and accessories to enrich your creation/project. Modeling with polymer clay can be time-consuming, but it is your passport to a rich and imaginative world of shapes, textures and colors. You will be a happy and less stressful person and it will help children to develop their fine motor skills and improve hand eye coordination, motivate, encourage interaction, and turn the conceptual design into reality. Creative play with clay build the confident in the kids. It is the most versatile clay art medium, for the professional artists and crafters.

Polymer clay works well with surfaces like paper, aluminum foils, metal, glass, ceramic, marble, granite, do not work well with plastic and lacquer finish wood surface. You can paint your polymer clay model or creation with acrylic water based paints. Varnishing your clay creation with water based glaze (matt or shine) will improve the clay model and also removed some of your finger prints. When gluing polymer clays, used super glue gel or super glue. Beside super glue you can also use plastic cement, silicon glue, epoxy glue and hot melt glue gun.

Adding to the above, you don't need to use all the various brands of polymer clay, just concentrate on your creative skills, it is important to understand and know your clay medium that you are using, just get a good quality polymer clay. After all, a great guitarist don't have to aquire the most expensive guitar to play good music.

 

PRODUCT GUIDE


CERNIT NUMBER ONE

Cernit is a natural clay mixed with plastic and is known as an oven ceramic. The clay is soft and easy to work, right out of the package. There are 10 main color chart, Cernit Number One (28 colors), Cernit Nature's Colors New (6 colors), Cernit Glamour (12 colors), Cernit Glamour Neu (6 colors), Cernit Neon Light (6 colors)and Cernit Doll Collection (6 colors). The range are very wide, from the basic colors to natural's colors, pearlescent, metallic, luminescent day-glo colors and colors for doll making.

The clay are of fine professional quality clay, no other materials will give you the translucence you get with Cernit Clay. When kneading the clay to its extreme softness, it does not stick to your hands or fingers. Over kneading the clay make the Cernit clay becomes too soft to control and shaping of your creations can be difficult.

The colored clay does not stains your palm. If you are creating a very small miniature, you can also harden the clay by boiling it in water. The process of boiling to harden the clay cannot be done with other clay. You can also harden Cernit clay at 100†C.and can also use a hair dryer to repair your art work.

Use cold water on Cernit to eliminate fingerprints or for separating Cernit from other materials and objects. Excellent for creating floating toys as it is not porous in compare to other polymer clay, it is strong and does not break easily. Cernit is a profession polymer clay material that requires experience to handle the clay, finishing after baking in the over is superb.

FIMO

Fimo is an easy-to-use, extremely versatile plastic-based modeling clay, it is divided into Fimo Classic, Fimo soft and Fimo soft effect colours. There are changes to Fimo ranges of clay, the new baking temperature 230† F (110† C),New baking temperature, Change to the Fimo formula, Fimo is phtalate free and Press release from EberhardFaber. The New Fimo is easier to handle, it must be kneaded properly to achieve good feel in handling.

Fimo Classic consist of 24 colors the reliable Fimo quality, the clay is specially stable. Classic is the premium quality clay for specialists and artists. It required proper conditioning of the clay is ideal for detailed and filigree modeling works. The 24 brilliant colors can be blended into 100 new shades and colors. As the clay block is segmented into 8 portions on the reverse, it makes easy to blend and produced the desired shades and colors with the consumer brochure, containing a blending table to help achieve more than 100 of colors. Fimo Classic are available in 24 brilliant colors of 56 gm and 350 gm block.

Fimo soft 24 Vibrant colors, it is easy to knead and ready to use in no time at all making it the ideal oven-hardening modelling clay for the entire family! Fimo soft is particularly smooth and ready to use. Creative ideas can be modelled into shape in no time at all.The 24 vibrant colours can transform even the most everyday of objects into unique designer pieces. Fimo soft are available in 24 brilliant colors of 56 gm,12 brilliant colors also available in 350 gm

Fimo Effects colors, consist of 1 Nightglow color, 7 Glitters colors, 7 Transparent colors, 2 Stone colors and 7 Metallic colors. Available in 24 colours and five different effects - for special applications and techniques. It served as effective addition to FIMO soft and FIMO classic, to create interesting decoration, impression and effects on cane, bead, millifori and 3D objects Fimo Effects are available in 24 brilliant colors of 56 gm.

Fimo Puppen, available in ( 3 colors) and Miniature-Puppen Fimo (1 color), both are for making dolls, the latter for modelling miniature dolls, particularly opaque color and creating expressive doll faces.They are available in 500 gm block.

Fimo Liquid ( Fimo Decoration Gel) very transparent andextremly flexible can be mixed with glitters, oil paint, paint powder and glow powder. For tranfering images from copy to clay and can be a coating to protect your Fimo projects. Used liquid to create diorama, water pond etc.

Packed in plastic bottle ύ 50 ml, incl. detailed leaflet

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Fimo Mixquick, Fimo clay becomes softer when mixed with the colourless softener. It makes the kneading process will be both easier, shorter and firm FIMO soft again even with older clay.
Mix Quick is available in100 g block

New Pardo

New Pardo Jewellery Clay. Pardo Jewellery Clay is polymer clay, needs to bake in an convection oven at a temperature of 275 † F (120 †C to130 † C), it contains pure natural beeswax ( as a plasticiser replacing phthalates) and premium pigments, saliva and sweat resistant, its a more eco-friendly polymer clay. Pardo Clay is available in from 69 to 73 colours, from basic to various shades and tints, The colours are well produced it's very cool, wide choices for jewellery artist and other clayer. There are the varieties Pardo Jewellery Clay (34g and 56g), consist of 46 standard colors, 5 neon-effects, 7 marble-effects, 10 silver/gold glitters. Pardo Art Clay (60g), consist of 13 standard colors and Pardo Mica Clay (56g), consis of 5 colors.

SCULPEY

Sculpey Products consist of many exciting and different ranges, starting with Sculpey Original, Super Sculpey, Super Sculpey Firm, Sculpey III, Granitex, Premo Sculpey, Premo Accents, Sculpey SuperFlex (Bake and Bend), Super Elasticlay (Mold Maker), Sculpey Living Doll, Sculpey Ultralight, Sculpey Eraser Clay, Sculpey Glow In The Dark, Sculpey BakeShop and Sculpey Pluffy. They are all nontoxic, man-made modeling clay materials, it won't dry out when exposed to air and it feel like ceramic, the clay is now Phtalate Free. There are 44 vibrant colors for Sculpey III, Premo Sculpey comes in 34 densely saturated colors, 24 rich Premo Accents colors, 3 types of Sculpey Living Doll colors, become permanently hard after baking at the recommended temperature in the oven. There is also a liquid clay by Sculpey, Translucent Liquid Sculpey (TLS) is liquid polymer clay, and it opens a whole new arena for artists and crafters alike! It is a bakable transfer medium for the new millennium! When artist's oil paints are mixed with it, can be an enamel, a glaze, or a backfilling compound. When pigments or mica powders are mixed with it, it can be a stipple, a metallic glaze, or a grout for polymer clay mosaics.

Sculpey Original polymer clay, is the most economical it is not quite easy to condition, ideal for basic sculpture and moderate detail. The clay come in white and terra cotta colors. Original Sculpey offers an inexpensive way to let children explore their creativity. Sculpey helps hold a child's focus and reinforce the lessons being taught. For the child, Sculpey motivates, encourages interaction and turns the conceptual into reality.It is the weakest polymer clay, strength can be increase, if you combine with any stronger clay like Premo. The new Formulation is much better it, it is easier to condition and it does not dry easily.  Original Sculpey, both White and Terra Cotta, are available in 1.75 pound, 3.75 pound (white only), 8 pound and 24 pound boxes.

Super Sculpey are the ultimate sculpting compound, used by movie animation studios and professionals worldwide for prototypes, maquettes and all kinds of dolls. Its excellent tooling qualities make it the preferred choice for casting and all types of sculpture. The translucent effect of the Super Sculpey make it ideal for creating realistic figurines, captures the glow of real skin. When baked and cooled it can be sanded, drilled, carved and painted with water based acrylic colors. You can combine Super Sculpey with Premo or any other polymer clay to custom your own usage. Super Sculpey is available in 1 pound, 8 pound and 24 pound boxes. 

Super Sculpey Firm is gray in color, extra firm clay that can be "carved" and used for projects that require fine details, allowing sculptors to create fine details and photographers to catch these fine points on film. Unique in both form and color, this new sculpting clay brings creative options to the sculpting world. You can combine both Super Sculpey and Firm clay for ease of use and good detailing in sculpting. Super Sculpey Firm is available in 1 pound Block.

Sculpey III is a very popular clay with the children it is soft and easy to use without too much kneading. With the new formulation, the clay is much stronger, it's easy-to-use and stays soft until you bake it. Once cured, Sculpey III bakes hard and takes on a matte, bisque-type finish. With 44 vibrant colors, Sculpey III is perfect for figurines, home dΘcor and seasonal items. Fun and friendly modeling medium, bakes hard with a smooth matt finish in a ordinary home oven. Its softness can be rolled cut and extruded through the Sculpey Clay Gun when adding Sculpey clay softener. It is not that strong in compare to Premo Sculpey. Sculpey III is available in 2-ounce packages and select colors are available in one pound and 8 oz. bars. Colors available in one pounds bars are White, Black, Beige, Emerald and Red Hot Red. Sculpey III 8-ounce bars are available in White, Translucent, Black, Hazelnut and Red Hot Red. The 30-Color Sampler is one of our best sellers! A wonderful gift, this economical pack is a great way to experiment with the Sculpey III color family. The sampler includes thirty 1-ounce bars from the Classic, Bright, Natural, Pearl and Pastel color ranges.

Granitex is the clay that you can take for granite! Tiny fibers mixed into the clay creates unusual stone like effect, that you can imitate nature, excellent for diorama little waterfall, miniature landscaping and creates flooring for doll houses, adds great touch to jewelry, home decor that are easy to condition and tool. This fabulous clay is easy to condition and is available in eight subtle, pastel tones which can be painted with water base acrylics if desired. Try mixing a bit of Sculpey III into the Granitex to create your own tint. Hint: Use Blue Granitex to imitate denim for clothing on figures. Granitex is available in an 8 piece sampler pack.

Premo Sculpey is the premium polymer clay, the consistency of the clay texture makes it perfect for all applications. It is firm, smooth texture, durable and flexible after baking, great for creating millefiore. The clay when kneaded does not crumble easily, its densely saturated colors create perfect shade and colors. Premo is able to hold fine detail and good for specialized techniques, perfect for caning, mokume gane and mica shift. The finished product retains its flexibility.remains very strong and durable ideal for jewelry, home dΘcor and functional items. Premo comes in 34 densely saturated colors and can be mixed to create custom colors. Your creation remain strong after baking, makes excellent, puppets and animation with bendable joints. Fun medium for kids, create clay spiral or pop-up model design and school projects.. You can combined the clay with metal, wood, pvc for more toys to play. This combination of strength and beauty is easily transferred to any project you have in mind. Whether creating millefiore beads and canes, delicate scrapbook pages, faux semi-precious stones or glass adornments, Premo Sculpey is available in 2 ounce pack and select colors are available in one pound bars. Those colors available in one pounds bars are White, Black, Burnt Umber, Beige, Ecru, Pearl, Silver, Gold, Translucent, Frost, Green, Cadmium Red Hue, Purple, Ultramarine Blue Hue and Cadmium Yellow Hue.

Premo Accents has 24 rich colors: 6 pearlized colors that are great for creating faux semi-precious stones, 6 metallics containing tiny mica particles to create a reflective effect, 6 translucents to lighten clays and provide a transparent effect, 3 granites containing elements that give the appearance of natural stones and 3 glitters for creating projects with a glittery, sparkly finish.

SuperFlex Bake & Bend, is soft and easy to condition and will not dry out when exposed to air. It stays soft and pliable until baked in a regular oven. Creations stay rubbery and bendable after baking. The possibilities are endless. Perfect for jewelry, animal figures, dolls and fun shapes, like coils. Adults will love SuperFlex for its incredible durability and range of craft uses, and it's perfect for kids because now they can Make, Bake and Play with their creations! Superflex Bake & Bend is available in sampler sets: The 6 piece set includes six 1 oz. bars in Black, Blue. Green, Red, White and Yellow. The set also includes a modeling tool and clay roller. The 8 piece set includes eight 2 oz. bars in Beige, Black, Blue, Green, Orange, Red, White and Yellow. A clay roller is also included.

Super Elasticlay (Sculpey Mold Maker) is ideal for making flexible one sided molds, extra soft and pliable to shape around even the most intricate detail. It is very heat reative, if your hands are too warm it will get a little bit sticky, set the clay aside and work on another piece of clay. After baking it is permanently flexible, you can pour plaster of paris to create relief or used it as a push mold for polymer clay. Can used for repairing picture frames and create molds of your favorite creations. The clay is also use in softener to all polymer clay. The formula for softening a 2oz clay is 20% Super Elasticlay plus 100% of any 2oz clay.

Sculpey Living Doll, is a professional doll clay from the makers of Super Sculpey. Sculpey Living Doll is an outstanding clay with excellent sculpting properties and is used by dollmakers worldwide. It comes in three lovely flesh colours that are slightly translucent to simulate human flesh. The soft texture is smoothable and easy to work, this clay blends easily to make realistic dolls and it is extremely strong after baking. Available in 3 popular colors in 1 lb block : Beige, Brown and Light.


 
Sculpey UltraLight is the newest and most versatile member of the Polyform family of clays. UltraLight is lightweight and extremely soft but bakes so hard that it won't crack or break, even in larger pieces. However, UltraLight remains flexible when rolled thin, so it is ideal for paper crafts, especially for personalized embellishments or to duplicate add-ons at a fraction of the cost. This soft, easy-to-handle clay can be used to create just about anything. UltraLight can be used as a filler for polymer clay beads, helping to keep jewelry - especially larger pieces - light and comfortable. It can be mixed with other polymer clay including Fimo. Mixing Ultralight with oil paints create your own pastel colors, do not add too much oil paint. The fun of the clay is that it is very light and it floats on water, make your own hand print. The softness and the white of the clay, makes it good for creating base for winter diorama or floating iceberg. UltraLight is available in 10.3 oz(292 g)

Amazing Eraser Clay, is the polymer clay that becomes a real eraser after it's baked. Fun and functional, this clay is ideal for school age children. Eraser clay can even be baked right on a pencil. Amazing Eraser Clay can be molded, sculpted, stamped or patterned, just like regular Sculpey clays, to create a vibrant collection of usable erasers. The eraser clay is unfortunately, not suitable for tropical climate as unused clay will be harden and it is difficult to recondition unlike polymer clay. 

Glow in the Dark, it's a breakthrough in nightglow technology! Whether making an entire project with Sculpey Glow in the Dark clay or just using it as an accent, the end result is sure to delight. It's wonderfully soft and pliable right from the package and glows its own color; green glows green, blue glows blue, etc. Excellent for general crafting of jewelry, figurines, and of course, Halloween projects! The use of the clay can be applied to clay model car headlights, windscreen, tail lights, clay fighter plane cockpit, train window model house window, alien eyes, clay laser toy.

BakeShop, oven-bake clay is a soft and easy to condition product that is perfect for kids! The 12 top-selling colors can be blended together for endless creativity. This clay does not dry out and stays super soft until you bake it in your home oven. Kids just loves the feel of the clay, straight from the pack they just create, it is also a strong clay, unlike the earlier formulation of Sculpey 3, that is very brittle and breaks easily. BakeShop is a good clay for school, non-toxic, no smell, stays soft without baking, unlike plastecine. Creating clay projects will be memorable after baking, as it is strong, stays in shape for a long time. BakeShop is available in 2oz pack, 12 colors, White, Black, Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Green, Hot Pink, Purple, Beige, Tan and Brown.

Pluffy It's fluffy, it's squishy, it's light and it's FUN! New PLUFFY is the most exciting kid's clay launched in years. Kids can play with it forever and PLUFFY never dries out. Once they do create that masterpiece that they want to save forever simply bake it in your home oven. Picture your kids creating play sets, jewelry and beads, miniatures and all types of room accessories. PLUFFY is available in 16 fun colors including Glow in the Dark. This amazingly versatile clay is lightweight, but thick pieces bake hard so that they won't crack or break, even in larger pieces. Thinner baked pieces are durable and flexible. Once baked, PLUFFY can be painted with 100% acrylic paints. AND after baking PLUFFY even floats ‚ imagine your kids creating their own water toys. This awesome new clay will quickly become a favorite of kids everywhere.

Translucent Liquid Sculpey is a bakeable liquid polymer medium. That means that it shares many of the same properties as solid polymer clay but has a number of characteristics that offer unique and unexpected possibilities. TLS opens a whole new arena for artists and crafters alike! It is a "bake-able" transfer medium for the new millennium! When artist's oil paints are mixed with it, it can be an enamel, a glaze, or a backfilling compound. When pigments or mica powders are mixed with it, it can be a stipple, a metallic glaze, or a grout for polymer clay mosaics. TLS is also a fantastic transfer medium. It is a terrific adhesive agent. Its adhesive qualities are activated only after baking. It increases the clay to clay bond between raw layers of clay, and when adding raw layers to previously baked layers. Translucent Liquid Sculpey is available in 2 oz and 8 oz sizes.

Baking Guide By Garie Sim

Cernit baking temperature of 270† F / 130† C. The oven must be preheated, it will depend on the size and thickness of the object, it will varies from 10 to 30 minutes. 

Old Fimo clay baking temperature of 270† F / 130† C 15 to 20 minutes to harden , depending on the size of your creation, if the thickness exceed more than 20mm or 1 inch you might need more than 30 minutes. 

New Fimo clay baking temperature of 230† F / 110†C 15 to 20 minutes to harden, depending on the size of your creation, if the thickness exceed more than 20mm or 1 inch you might need more than 30 minutes. 

Fimo Decorative Gel baking temperature of 270† F / 130† C 20 minutes to harden, increased baking temperature to 300† F / 150† C will create transparent Decor Gel Film. 

Pardo Jewellery Clay baking temperature of 275 † F (120 †C to130 † C) 15 minutes to harden, depending on the size of your creations, if the thickness exceed more than 20mm or 1 inch you might need more than 30 minutes. 

Sculpey clay baking temperature of 270† F / 130† C 15 minutes to harden, depending on the size of your creations, if the thickness exceed more than 20mm or 1 inch you might need more than 30 minutes. 

Super Sculpey clay baking temperature of 266† F / 130† C 15 minutes to harden, depending on the size of your creation, if the thickness exceed more than 20mm or 1 inch you might need more than 30 minutes. 

Super Sculpey Firm baking temperature of 270† F / 130† C 15 minutes to harden, depending on the size of your creation, if the thickness exceed more than 20mm or 1 inch you might need more than 30 minutes. 

Sculpey III clay baking temperature of 270† F / 130† C 15 minutes to harden, depending on the size of your creation, if the thickness exceed more than 20mm or 1 inch you might need more than 30 minutes. 

Granitex Sculpey clay baking temperature of 270† F / 130† C 15 minutes to harden, depending on the size of your creation, if the thickness exceed more than 20mm or 1 inch you might need more than 30 minutes. 

Premo Sculpey / Accents clay baking temperature of 270† F / 130† C 30 minutes to harden, depending on the size of your creation, if the thickness exceed more than 20mm or 1 inch you might need more than 60 minutes. 

Sculpey SuperFlex clay baking temperature of 270† F / 130† C 20 minutes to harden, depending on the size of your creation, if the thickness exceed more than 20mm or 1 inch you might need more than 40 minutes. 

Sculpey Super Elasticlay baking temperature of 270† F / 130† C 20 minutes to harden, depending on the size of your creation, if the thickness exceed more than 20mm or 1 inch you might need more than 40 minutes. 

Sculpey Living Doll baking temperature of 270† F / 130† C 15 minutes per 6mm thick to harden, depending on the size of your creation, if the thickness exceed more than 20mm or 1 inch you might need more than 30 minutes. 

Sculpey Ultralight baking temperature of 270† F / 130† C 20 minutes to harden, depending on the size of your creation, if the thickness exceed more than 20mm or 1 inch you might need more than 40 minutes. 

Translucent Liquid Sculpey baking temperature of 270† F / 130† C 15 - 20 minutes to harden, TLS can be baked at 300† F / 150†C to increase transparency.

Amazing Eraser Clay baking temperature of 270† F / 130† C 15 minutes to harden, depending on the size of your creation, if the thickness exceed more than 20mm or 1 inch you might need more than 30 minutes. 

Grow In The Dark Clay baking temperature of 270† F / 130† C 15 minutes to harden, depending on the size of your creation, if the thickness exceed more than 20mm or 1 inch you might need more than 30 minutes. 

BakeShop baking temperature of 270† F / 130† C 15 minutes to harden, depending on the size of your creation, if the thickness exceed more than 20mm or 1 inch you might need more than 30 minutes. 

Pluffy baking temperature of 270† F / 130† C 15 minutes to harden, depending on the size of your creation, if the thickness exceed more than 20mm or 1 inch you might need more than 30 minutes

 

Garie Sim's Polymer Clay Tests And Experiments

*Super Elasticlay is very heat reative, if your hands are too warm it will get a little bit sticky, set the clay aside and work on another piece of clay.

*A good method for creating polymer clay figurines or art objects bigger than 4 - 8 inches, hollow out your creations, build them and bake them in parts, fill the hollow spaces with tissue, paper, box, polyform or poly ball.

*Putting the bigger creation to bake in the oven can be a problem, cover the object with aluminum foils, to prevent over baking from the bottom, use a ceramic tile under it. Baking with bigger object will have to monitor visually, starting with 20 minutes, if it is still not well done set another 15 or 30 minutes. Avoid over baking and check oven temperature with a oven thermometer. Over baking the clay at 350† F to 390† F (180† C to 200† C) will create fumes, avoid inhaling the fumes, always use well ventilated spaces.

*To remove finger print on clay used water on finger to rub and smoothen the polymer clay surface.

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Sculpey Baking Temperature, Bake at 270ƒ F (130ƒ C) for 15 minutes per 1/4 in  (6 mm) thickness.  DO NOT MICROWAVE. Baking should be completed by an adult. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME." By Polyform

Although the recommended temperature is at 270ƒF (130ƒC) for 15 minutes per 1/4 in  (6 mm) thickness, my recommendation is from 280† F to 300 † F ( 140† C to 150† C) for 30 minutes, the reason, oven fluctuates within 280† F to 300 † F ( 140† C to 150† C)
The safest baking temperature is at 270† F (130† C) for 30 minutes, at this temperature even you bake for an hour the polymer clay will cured even better.

*New Fimo Baking Temperature, Bake at 230† F (110† C) for 30 minutes
My recommendation for baking Fimo is 270† F (130† C) for 30 minutes

*If you want to fully cure the polymer clay project, after baking for 40 minute at 280† F (140† C), switch off the oven, leave the clay project in the oven for 2.0 hours in the convection oven

About Microwaving Polymer Clay

Microwaving polymer clay is possible, especially the clay recommended baking for Fimo temperature is bake at 230† F (110† C) for 30 minutes. To microwave the polymer clay, you need to submerge the small clay project in a microwavable container for 15 minutes between interval, always have to make sure that there is water above your clay project.
Refer to my tests and experiments below,

Microwaving And Polishing Beads

Microwaving The MultiI Color Polymer Clay Beads

Comparison Test: Microwaving And Baking Sculpey Premo

About The Danger Of Microwaving Polymer Clay

20 Minutes: Microwaving To All Types Of Polymer Clay

Microwaved Polymer Clay Beads And Miniature Bears After 1 year

About Microwaving Liquid Clay

Using Microwave oven to Cure Liquid Clay

About Cooking Pot Technique

Garie's Cooking Pot Technique For Curing Polymer Clay Without the Use Of The Oven

About Curing Clay In Oil

Cooking Polymer Clay With Cooking Oil

About Baking In A Small Toaster Oven

Using Toaster To Bake Your Polymer Clay Project

About Baking Polymer Clay With A Base

Using Water Absorbing Crystal Gel As A Base For Baking Polymer Clay

About Polymer Clay Test

Testing 2013 Sculpey III Is A Disappointment

The Polymer Clay Tests To The Latest Pardo,Art Clay, Fimo Classic, Premo Sculpey And Cernit

Testing All Types Of Polymer Clay

Testing The New Pardo Jewellery Clay And Comparing Pardo Translucent Clay With Others

Flexiblity Test On All Polymer Clay

Testing Polymer Clay Flexibility at 6.0 mm Thickness

Testing Polymer Clay Flexibility at 12.0 mm Thickness

Testing Kato Polymer Clay To The Recommended Temperature

About The Strong Polymer Clay

Which Types Of Polymer Clay Is The Strongest?

About Creating Your Own Clay Tools

How To Make Your Own Creative Polymer Clay Tools

How To Create Your Own Ergonomic Clay Tools From Floppy Disc Shutter And Polymer Clay

How To Create Your Own Ergonormic replaceable Magnetic Steel Blade Cutter

About Conditioning Of Polymer Clay

How To Condition And Soften The Twenty Over Years Old Polymer Clay?

How To Condition And Soften 140 pieces of polymer clay in 7 Hours

How To Condition Fimo Clay Without The Crumb

How To Soften And Condition Any Hard Or Old Polymer Clay

Impression On Conditioning Of All Types Of Polymer Clay

About Scorching,Toning and Texturing Of Polymer Clay

Scorching Polymer Clay For Toning And Texturing

About Porosity Of Polymer Clay In Water 

The Aqua Test : How Porous Is Polymer Clay?

Covering Water Filled Frozen Balloon, Cork, Aluminium Foils And Ultralight Clay Armatures With Polymer Clay Armatures

About Creating Your Own Oven To Bake Polymer Clay

How To Create An Oven To Bake Polymer Clay Model

About Baking Styrofoam In The Oven

Baking Styrofoam Test in The Convection Oven

About Using Styrofoam To Create Polymer Clay Boxes

The Shrinking Styrofoam Technique Of Creating Clay Boxes

Using Water Absorbing Crystal Gel To Create Polymer Clay Base For Baking, And For Making Hollow Bead 

Using Water Absorbing Crystal Gel For Making Hollow Bead 

About Baking Plastic And PVC Container With Polymer Clay

Technique Of Baking Plastic, PVC, Vinyl Container For 15 Minutes In The Oven At 130† C Temperature, Without Melting Them.

About Using Liquid Polymer Clay

Testing Fimo Deko Gel And Translucent Liquid Sculpey

Create Water with Polymer Liquid Gel and Lacquer

Eureka! Garie Has Discovered Polymer Clay Paints Which Can Be Used To Create A Realistic Looking Miniature Cake!

Comparison Test Between Translucent Liquid Sculpey Kato Liquid Polyclay And Fimo Deko Gel Which is the clearest?

How To Improve The Clarity Of Translucent Liquid Sculpey, Adding Enamel Paints To Create Effects And Miniature Foods

Creating Your Own Colored Liquid Polymer Clay, Using Fimo Liquid, Kato Liquid And Sculpey Liquid

To Dilute The Thick TLS (Translucent Liquid Sculpey) Use The Sculpey Liquid Clay Softener Mix With TLS

Garie's Liquid Clay Technique In Straw

About Mixing Sands With Liquid Polymer Clay You can use sands to mix with the Fimo liquid to create a realistic effects with nature About Transfering Image Onto Polymer Clay Without Using Liquid Clay How To Transfer Image Without Using Any Liquid Polymer Gel About Transfering Image Onto Polymer Clay Using Liquid Clay How To Transfer Image Using Liquid Polymer Gel About Heat Gun Use On Polymer Clay Liquid Using A Heat Gun To Cure All Types Of Liquid Clay About Mixing Enamel Paints With Polymer Clay Liquid Mixing Transparent Enamel Paints With Fimo Decor Gel About Heat Gun Use For Curing Polymer Clay Using A Heat Gun To Cure All Polymer Clay

About Baking Food And Clay In The Oven

Baking polymer clay and food in the same convection oven is alright and it will not be contaminate or 
makes the food toxic, as long as the temperature is within the baking temperature of 300 † F(150† C )

About Cleaning And Removing Polymer Clay Stains

How To Remove Polymer Clay Stains On Carpets Using Baby Oils

How To Clean Your Art Brush Stained With Liquid Polymer Clay

About Repairing Cracks To Polymer Clay Project

How To Repair Cracked Polymer Clay Project?

About Storing Polymer Clay

How To Store Polymer Clay, Its Effect On Clear Polystyrene And Polypropylene Plastic Containers

About Transfering Image Onto Polymer Clay

How To Transfer Image Without Using Any Liquid Polymer Gel

About Air Dry Clay Is Not No Bake Polymer Clay

Testing Makin's Clay, My First Impression On Using And Curing The Clay

Testing Air Dry Clay ........ It's Not, Air Dry Polymer Clay

About Gluing Polymer Clay

Superglue tube or small bottle, gluing unbaked and baked clay, combined felt, wood, metal, glass, ceramic, rubber
can repair broken cured polymer clay project. Removing superglue on your fingers or hand, used  
any brand of Nail Polish Removal

Sculpey Bakeable Adhesives by Sculpey, bond raw clay to raw clay, raw clay to baked clay and baked clay to baked clay. 
These adhesives must be baked in order to create a bond, and it's an extremely strong bond.

A + B epoxy glue, 4 minutes or 10 minutes bond, good for sealing base to snow globe cover, permanently bond baked 
clay project together. Used for outdoor to glue polymer signage or icon onto wall, wood, ceramic, glass, leather, plastic,
PVC, metal or acrylic.
Two parts epoxy glue must be mixed with equal portion (50% +50%) in order to have a proper adhesion, otherwise, mixing 
with unequal portion will result in sticky adhesion.

Liquid  polymer clay any brands, Sculpey or Fimo can be use but you need to support the position during baking.It is 
unnecessary to use the medium as most of the good quality polymer clay  do have good adhension and will fuse during
baking at the right temperature. There might be looose joint between clay, just apply a little pressure with your finger, to 
hold and secure the clay parts before baking them

UHU, All purpose clear adhesive for diorama project etc., can be use to glue clay with wood, paper, fabric, textile, leather, 
glass, metal, felt, cork, straw, plastic, pvc board (not direct styrofoam board)

Glue gun, hot melt adhensive, the cydrincal glue stick comes in two size, 11mm and 7mm, the smaller glue gue is most 
suitable for any craft project,  

About Polymer Clay Softener

Fimo Mixquick, Fimo clay becomes softer when mixed with the colourless softener. It makes the kneading process will 
be both easier, shorter and firm FIMO soft again even with older clay.
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Clay softeners improve the texture of dry, crumbly clay. Use both the liquid version, Sculpey Clay Softener, and the solid 
version, Mold Maker, very sparingly. Add either a few drop of the liquid or a pinch of the solid and thoroughly knead into
the clay until you have the perfect consistency.

Baby oils or other clear oil  helps to soften all kind of polymer clays, refer to above,
About Conditioning Of Polymer Clay.
It also helps to clean the stains on your finger and hand, refer to above,
About Cleaning And Removing Polymer Clay Stains

Used Sculpey Clay Softener To Dilute Thick TLS (transluscent Liquid Sculpey)

About Mooning On Polymer Clay

Mooning Problem To Polymer Clay

About Polymer Clay News And Updates 

Information About The New Baking Temperature For Fimo Polymer Clay

Fimo Clay Changed Its Formula And Update

[pcp] A Note From Polyform

Press Release From EberhardFaber April 2008

Polyform Company Updated On Their New Products And Packaging For 2010

Press Release, Fimo Polymer Clay Changed it's Formula And Label For 2010

Information about Eberhard Faber Distributing Premo Classic and Sculpey 3 

Polyform changing colors for Premo and Sculpey 3 in 2011

The Old Fimo Is Fimo Classic

Latest!!! 1/8/12 The new manufacturer of "FIMO" Products( Staedtler) may be phasing out their Liquid Polymer Clay, but some may still available in the US , until the stocks are gone.

According to some of the European suppliers, they already been told of the discontinuation of the Decor Gel and Mixquick.

About Creating Your Own Glow In The Dark Polymer Clay

How To Create Glow In The Dark And Golden Clay

About Blending Of  Polymer Clay And Color Information

Fimo Classic Color Blending Information

Link To Your Colorful Information: Color Theory, Color wheel, Color Scheme

About Creating Your Own Black And White Polymer Clay  

In case you ran out of Black or White polymer clay you can create them

About Using Oil Paint To Create Your Own Colored Translucent Clay And Colored Polymer Clay

Mixing oil paint can create your own unique colors by even blending with the standard colors, expanding more vibrant colors, to widen the kaleidoscope of polymer clay.

About Safety And Toxic Of Polymer Clay

What types of pigments are used to color the clays? Are they toxic?

We use Non-Toxic pigments and mica pigments. None of our pigments contain any heavy metals or chemicals of concern. In our Premo! product line, our clay colors such as "cadmium red hue," "cobalt blue hue" and the like mimic the colors of the heavy metal based pigments but are non-toxic and safe. Our colors are named after the artist's paint colors, but none contain possible toxic substances such as cadmium, zinc or titanium.

Some of the oven-bake clays "bleed" color on your hands. This is due to the amount of pigment needed to make the deep, rich, luxurious colors. Work from light colors to dark colors. Clean hands when shifting to a lighter color, and clean the rollers of your pasta machine to avoid introducing any deep colors into the lighter colors.


Polyform Company

About Skin Irritation With Polymer Clay

Skin Allergy

Adverse Health Effects of Plastics

Plasticizers Are Another Source Of Irritation To The Skin.

There will be allergies as long as plasticizers are been used in our everyday things, each of us must take the responsiblity as a consumer, for any situation on allergy always consult your doctor and let your doctor decide on your Art Clay Activity.

The only solution is to get rid of Plasticizers or Go Green

Garie Sim

About Sweaty Palm And Polymer Clay

What Causes Sweaty Palms?

Solution By Garie: Cast a piece of plaster 7 inches x 8 inches x 1 inches thk, allow it to cure and dry, paste a felt under the plaster, to prevent it from moving and also chalking on the table. Place the plaster on the claying table next to you on the right or the left side depending on individual. If you encounter sweaty palm, place your palm onto the plaster before using your polymer clay, by doing that all the time, the sweats will be absorbed by the plaster, NO MORE SWEATY PALM. The solution was create to help children with sweaty palm while doing polymer clay, it can also help nervious kid with sweaty palm during examination in school.

About The Application Of Polymer Clay

Using Polymer Clay For TV Commercial Animation

Clay animation: A low budget production

Polymer Clay Creation, With No Limitation, When You Have The Passion

Learning The Clay Skill, The Kid will Be Thrill

Polymer Clay And Children

How To Use Polymer Clay To Create Some Basic Projects

How To Create A Fimo Puppet

Fimo Basic Technique And Baking Information

Technique In Creating Polymer Clay Millefiori Art

About Conversions & Equivalent Measures For Polymer Clay


Metric Conversion Calculators & Tables & Imperial/US/Metric Conversions Temperature Conversions, Weight Conversions, Length Conversions, Shoe Size Comparison Charts

About Mixing Of Polymer Clay

All polymer clay can be mixed, for strength 50% + 50% ( example improve the strength 50% Premo Plus 50% Sculpey 3)

Sculpey UltraLight Mixing With Other Types Of Polymer Clay And The Water Test

If you need more information about polymer clay visit my product page at Garie's Shop.

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