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Poly Clay Basics:Intro To Clay by sugaredheart Poly Clay Basics:Intro To Clay by sugaredheart
This is an introduction to polymer clay. It is to help you pick the right clay to use, and to give you some info on the clay itself. Please see my step 2 tutorial to learn how to start basic molding/baking!

Feel free to link to this tutorial!
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the intro tips
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ThePinkOctopus Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Help! I need to bake some recent charms but I have lost the baking instructions! ^^; I can't remember for the life of me how long you bake it for and on what temp? There quite small about the size of my thumb and I have a fan-oven. I use sculpey original, any help would be appriciated, thanks :3 Great tutorial btw.x
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sugaredheart Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Bake at 275 degrees F. for 15 minutes per each 1/2 inch thickness. So...if they are about the thickness of your thumb...about thirty minutes. Try 15 first, though. :)
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ThePinkOctopus Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for your help, I actually baked them a while back now but just kept checking them as I was so paranoid they would burn! Luckily they baked well though. :)
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crazytooner Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
How much is polymer clay? Is it expensive?
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sugaredheart Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Sorry it's been so long. But here ya go:

Polymer clay varies in price for different brands and where you are. Here in the states, it ranges from $2.00-$3.00 for a 2 oz. block...or, you can get a variety pack of ten colors (10 one ounce blocks) for $10, or one with 30 colors for about $20.00.

If you hit it really lucky and the craft store is having a sale, it's only $.99 cent a block.
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AppleGrassxx Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's cheap about 3-5 dollars a block
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crazytooner Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome :)
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Destuldesimplu Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
What about the polish? Do you really have to use fimo polish?
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sugaredheart Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nope. I use just plain ol' paint varnish that you can buy in the same section where you buy little bottles of paint in the craft store.
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KaciHPfanatic Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Student General Artist
actually, I find polymer clay artists use premo more than sculpey III and fimo, sculpey III is usually for non artists, like for kids or fun projects. :D
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sugaredheart Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
I can't find Premo here where I live. :( But sculpey works fine for me with little cakes and stuff, and I really don't think of myself as a polymer clay artist. :giggle: Wish I could, though. I just like to make jewelry with whatever I create. Then I just glaze them. I think they end up looking pretty much the same. Too bad I'd have two counties over just to buy premo. :(
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KaciHPfanatic Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Student General Artist
ohh, premo is muchbetter than sculpey III but it works just fine i guess, I think ppl use it because it's more durable and stays the same color when baked :D
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sugaredheart Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
We have a couple of HUGE craft stores that sell it, but I'd have to drive halfway across the state just to get there. Grrr.
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Clarisse508 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
Is polymer clay available in the Philippines?
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sugaredheart Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
I'm not sure. I know you can order it online though, if that helps any. :)
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Akhrrana Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much i have been making some figurines but this is just great info .
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sugaredheart Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
You're welcome! :D Glad you can use it!
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merakana Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007
Thanks :heart:
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sugaredheart Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
no problem!
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