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« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2006 01:34:31 PM »

Cernit is a brand that we don't see much in the U.S., but it can always be mail ordered.  It's made in Europe (as is Fimo, but that's more exported here). 

It has a very translucent quality to all the colors that can be really nice (or can be opaqued by adding a bit of white to any color).  Sculptors love the flesh-colored Cernit for skin too because of that translucence, but it can get soft and sticky quickly when working with it alone.

(more characteristics of Cernit on this page, if you're interested:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/Characteristics.htm
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...or you can find out where to order it from the SupplySources page)


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« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2006 03:14:34 PM »

... ACTUALLY these miniatures were made out of Fimo, not Cernit! Whoops. "Cernit" was the first brand of polyclay that I ever heard about (years and years ago) and - mistakingly - thought for a few years that "cernit" is a synonyme for "polymer clay", instead of a brand name. And even nowadays I sometimes replace the word "polyclay" with the word "cernit" in my speech... I'm absent-minded, sorry Tongue
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« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2006 04:00:04 PM »

wow these are fantastic!! what are the cherry stems made out of??
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« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2006 04:40:44 PM »

Thanks! They're made out of very thin nylon jewelry wire.
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« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2006 06:25:19 PM »

yam yam yam Minagi Roks  Tongue
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« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2006 09:35:30 PM »

wow! how did u make those???



i so want to do that


i just dont know how

 Cry

can u help me??
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« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2006 09:54:34 PM »

I love those so very much!!!!
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« Reply #27 on: November 20, 2006 09:06:59 AM »

These are fantabulous!  I can't believe how much detail you managed to work into such tiny pieces (in fact, i was in denial about how tiny these could possibly be until I saw the pix with rulers for comparison).

WOW.
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« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2006 09:44:50 AM »

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thought for a few years that "cernit" is a synonyme for "polymer clay", instead of a brand name.

LOLOL... you're totally not alone in that!  I had a devil of a time not using "Fimo" to mean polymer clay in exactly the same way... thought I'd choke whenever I forced myself to say "polymer clay" instead until I managed to get used to it (and other clayers around me started doing it too, which was helpful). Fimo was the only "serious" polymer clay back then, since the only other polymer clay much available in the US was Sculpey which was too soft for the details most clayers wanted, so Fimo is pretty much all I'd ever heard.
  
Nowadays, there are many more brands of polymer clay being manufactured (Premo and Kato in the US,for example), and lines within brands too (like Fimo's FimoSoft, Sculpey's Bake and Bend, etc.), so it's easier to realize that it's just too confusing to continue with brand names.  
There are also now more "clays" sold in craft stores that aren't polymer clay, though they look a bit like them and can even work like them.... but they're air-dry, not polymer, so the finishing methods and final product won't be the same (colored Makin's clays or Hearty clays, e.g.).

There's also the problem that many people think the clay they happened on first is the only polymer clay there is (true of Fimo and Sculpey in particular).  IMO that's not a good idea to inadvertently promote because there are significant differences between the brands and also between the lines, and sometimes people give up in frustration when bad things happen when they're claying rather than knowing it may be a problem with the brand they're using (for a particular project, for workability, for baking, for colors or mixing colors, etc.).

This whole name thing is evident in other polymer clay terms as well. For example, "Liquid Sculpey" was the first brand of liquid clay to be made, so liquid clay is still sometimes referred to as Liquid Sculpey even though there are now two other brands of liquid clay, as well as pre-colored liquid clays.
Again, that's important because there's a difference between the brands (e.g., Fimo's and Kato's liquid clays are clearer than Sculpey's, Kato's is runnier, etc.).  Not to mention the fact that Liquid Sculpey isn't even what's sold in stores or used much anymore... it's "Translucent Liquid Sculpey" (TLS) --Liquid Sculpey was the first liquid clay made, and it's opaque white!

Another term that clayers unfortunately got used to was "Flecto"... short for Flecto Varathane finish.  The problem there is that the Flecto people sold their business to the Rustoleum people, so now Flecto is actually Rustoleum's Varathane (or "Diamond Varathane").  

I've tried to change many of these things at my site since a lot of the comments and info were written before the new products came out, etc., but there are still a lot I've missed.... and sometimes people are actually discussing a the effect of a particular brand, rather than the generic stuff.

Another confusing situation is using the terms "leaf" and "foil."  In the clay community, they are often used interchangeably but technically they're different as far as I can tell.  
Imitation or composition "leaf" is a real-metal product, very thin, which is created in various colors of metal (i.e., composition "gold" leaf isn't real gold, though that can be bought for big bucks)... the colors of imitation leaf are simulated with colored aluminum, brass, zinc or copper (to simulate gold, silver, and copper).

"Foils" mostly aren't metal at all the way they're used in the craft and office supply areas anyway, it seems.  They're metallic-looking plastics which are backed with clear plastic (the clear part is removed during application).  These are usually "transfer foils" to be transferred to fabric or paper with heat. (However, foil can also be used in a general way to indicate a metal that's very thin and made into a sheet, so you have aluminum foil and "embossing" foils, etc.)
In many ways, the terms leaf and foil have to be treated differently when used with polymer clay though, so it can get confusing.

Ack... didn't mean to go on about that, but terminology and meanings are **** I have to deal with at my site all the time... sigh.


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« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2006 10:07:20 AM »

Diane B., I feel for you! All specialist hobbies can develop into a real thick glossary jungles... problems also arise from the fact that many US citizens tend to refer to art/craft stuff by the US brand names, instead of a generic name (even though they know that the brand name is not the generic name). Sometimes identical products from the same manufacturer are also sold under different brand names in the USA and the Europe. (A good example comes from the world of chocolate: the US "Milky Way" bar is known as the "Mars" bar in Europe.)

I'm actually a qualified translator (Finnish/English) but I still have problems with the correct and/or accurate translations of some crafting terms. Some of them are so rarely used or obscure that even my 3000-or-so page dictionary doesn't mention them - then I have to resort to googling with various strange terms and hope to bump into a picture of a material or a piece of equipment in question and then follow that lead and try to find out the correct term in Finnish or English.

I've been thinking of making a website for Finnish crafters with a bilingual dictionary of craft- and art-related words.
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