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Get to know everything about Polymer Clay

by Donna Kato PolyClay & Polymer Clay by Donna Kato

Polymer clay can be a ray of real joy for those who like the idea of sculpting but have difficulty working with real clay. It is not earthen clay so don’t get confused. It is called clay just because of its texture-similar to modeling clay and it is made from PVC.

Because of its availability in a variety of rich colors, it becomes a matter of fun. By adding mica to the mixture you can make Metallic and iridescent hues. Clay is quite easy to work with that is why kids and adults prefer it. The Kato Matrix is very useful for the sculptures.

By baking around at temperature 230 to 250 degrees you can cure the clay. It becomes hard and durable after it is cured. To re-bake, the clay layers of uncured clay can be added to the cured product and you will find no damage to the cured piece.

Notice the fact that if you cure the clay at high temperature it will create harmful fumes, but the only mild odor is produced when you cure it at the right temperature. Polymer clay has different air dry versions.

In the early 1930s, this clay was developed as a doll maker's response to the lack of plastic available. Unfortunately, the purpose was not fulfilled by the compound and the formula was passed on to a friend for the creation of Fimo.

Many artists are still exploring new ways to work with the compound as this substance is relatively new to the art world. They also prefer the Kato Liquid Medium. Improvisations of Polymer clay tools or molds are often done.

You can also use traditional sculpting tools, but many artists find it a fun challenge to use common household items.

You can use polymer clay to sculpt different things including picture frames, vessels casing for ballpoint pens, figurines and much more.

For the clay bead and jewelry making is also a popular use. Sculpting with the clay generally costs very little to get started and doesn't require many tools, so many people find this hobby affordable and fun for all.

Few packages of clay are the only thing that is required to get started. To make working with the clay easier you just need few items such as a craft knife, a rolling pin and wax paper.

You shouldn’t use kitchen items like the cutting board, rolling pin and a cookie sheet to bake the pieces again with food, so it will be better that you buy cheap versions to use with the clay.

A pasta machine or a clay gun and Kato Matrix are always available with serious artists. To create the holes in making beads you just only need to have skewers or needles. To bond clay to other materials, such as metal or woodcraft glue is the one thing that you need.

Author’s Bio

PrairieCraft is the first online store to serve the polymer clay enthusiast. We fulfill the demand for better products, tools, and clay and offer Kato tools like Kato matrix, Kato cutters and forms, Kato polyclay, Kato rubber stamps, and many more. Visit www.Prairiecraft.com  for details.


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About Donna Kato Freshman   PolyClay & Polymer Clay by Donna Kato

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