What can be made of polymer clay?
Manufacturing of polymer clay ornaments – an interesting and exciting process. Learn how to create a unique decoration made of polymer clay with your own hands
Clay products in our time are very popular. This is due to the fact that it is very pliable, can imitate other types of materials and from it you can do almost all: jewelry, dolls, flowers, christmas decorations.
The process itself is a fascinating and fascinating, and the result cannot but rejoice, because in the end it turns out a unique creation, which is impossible to repeat.
Create decorations made of polymer clay is very simple, it is the same as the laying of plasticine, only the beauty of clay is that it freezes under the action of high temperatures and becomes very solid.
Buy material for modeling can be in online stores or in specialized stores, which sells goods for Hand Made. The most common producers of polymer clay are: Fimo, Cernit, Pardo, Thai Clay. Start working better with a soft material, such as «Sculpey» or «Fimo Soft».
Preparation for work
Before proceeding with the manufacture of decorations of polymer clay with their own hands, you need to prepare a workplace and stock tools to work.
As a working surface, you can use tile or flat glass board.
The tools will be needed: a sharp stationery knife, tassels of different thicknesses, a clay rolling machine or a rolling pin from glass or ceramics, a special varnish for plastics, toothpicks, wet wipes and various accessories, depending on what is planned to do.
So that the fingerprints do not remain on the clay, it is necessary to work in gloves, it is better to use medical, t.To. They idle their hand and create an effect «Second skin».
Before you start, the clay should be thoroughly smashed, the kneading follows with small pieces, adding gradually new. The result is a uniform soft mass, from which it will be very easy to sculpt products.
Tools used for plastic modeling should not be used for other works.
What can be made of polymer clay?
Many needlewomen create real masterpieces from it with their own hands. They make flowers that do not distinguish between photos from real, make a variety of jewelry, dolls, animal figures, decorate frames, vases, glasses and make more. From this plastic material you can do everything, most importantly, give the expanse of imagination and you can start creating.
For example, a novice can easily decorate the photo frame of polymer clay. It will take only the usual photo frame, the material itself and the tools. It is better to use self-locking clay that you do not need to bake.
You can take silicone molds with the help of which parts for decorating the frame are created. In the molds you need to put clay, so that it does not go beyond the edges, wait until it freezes, carefully remove the finished parts so that they do not cracked and have broken. Then paint the product, and glue PVA gluing ready-made decorations to frame. Photo frame with your own hands ready!
At first, it is better to practice work in the manufacture of simple products that do not require knowledge of special technician modeling plastic. For the New Year holidays, you can make a lot of amazing and beautiful christmas decorations from polymer clay. You can, for example, blind snowflake, Santa Claus, Snow Maiden, ball.
If you twist two harnesses from clay different colors, it will be new candy, which can be hung on the Christmas tree too. If you want to make the New Year figures with a pattern on the surface, you can use fir-handed materials: buttons with a pattern, seashells, fabrics and t.D. All work can be performed together with children and other family members, it will bring a lot of bright and fresh paints in your everyday life!
How to bake polymer clay?
When the decoration is ready, it needs to bake in the oven if not self-aligning clay. Before baking you need to do the necessary holes in products. It is possible to use a gas or electric oven for baking clay, the microwave does not fit.
You should not use the same oven for cooking and baked clay, because when it is a bake, a plasticizer stands out of it, it settles on the walls of the oven and can get to the food.
It is important to use the oven with a thermometer, because clay must be baked at a certain temperature indicated on the package. Stopping items recommended on glass or white cardboard so that in the process of baking the parts are not deformed, it is recommended to place them in the oven on the toothpick, which is attached to the cardboard.
When the time and the product comes ready, the oven you need to turn off and open the door. Immediately get the figures do not stand so that there are no cracks from sharp drops of temperatures. Oven after use you need to wash thoroughly.
When the product cools, it needs to be covered with varnish and leave to dry. After that, you can form a composition or stick parts for the basis.
In the manufacture of jewelry, figures, colors, Christmas decorations made of polymer clay, you can use other materials, add, for example, feathers, fabrics, beads, natural materials.
Use your fantasy and create with pleasure!
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