So, I've learned a few things! Good for me! I'll have to remember to use rubbing alcohol. I always used water, because I had read many times that water is used as a release agent in molds. I also think I'm going to take off the top fenders, too. I just have to make sure I know what I'm doing before I start, because I read in the "taking apart" section that some people disassemble them and the machines don't work correctly afterward. Thanks again!
Wow, thanks much for the detailed reply! I'm going to take a look at this information and see if something can help! But for now...I kind of figured it may have had something to do with too much plasticizers. I thought of that after typing the original message. I use Studio by Sculpey (very, very soft), Sculpley III (usually quite soft as well), and Fimo. I haven't used any Fimo alone yet (always mixed with Sculpey), because I'm trying to get rid of my stock of Sculpey without wasting it. Oh, and I use a Sculpey PM. I'll give a shot to the suggestions and be sure to pay more attention to whether or not the softer clays stick more. Thanks again!
Almost every time I roll clay through my pasta machine, some clay stays on the rollers. It's extremely frustrating! And then I try to clean it off using a warm washcloth and blu tack. While that gets most of it, it doesn't get everything. Sometimes (quite randomly), when I roll another color through, speckles or even large chunks of old colors mar my beautiful blends. Help, please!
*gasp* Hobbes is so perfect! You have some serious talent! My 22-year-old brother has high-functioning autism, too (specifically Aperger's). In the last few years, I've been researching it heavily. I know of a few books on the subject that are actually pretty neat if you're interested (one is a novel, and the other two are autobiographies)!