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« on: April 19, 2007 03:50:12 PM »

i am using FIMO classic and i bake the FIMO inside a clay mold i can't seem to get it out is that anythings i can do...

i am thinking just saving the mold ... Embarrassed
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2007 01:47:11 AM »

In the future, you shouldn't bake the clay in the mold.
Not sure how to get it out, though. I'm sure diane b. will chime in with her wealth of knowledge.
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2007 11:49:13 AM »

True, you can't bake polymer clay in a polymer clay mold... though it's possible that if you'd used the right kind of release (like Repel Gel or ArmorAll or a load of cornstarch or metallic powder), it might work.
(finishes often won't later stick to Armorall-ed surfaces though).

To try release them now, reheat them in the oven.  Then while still warm , try to pull out or dig out the clay cast --which may work to salvage the mold, or not.
It might also work to soak them both in water (maybe for a long, long time), then try to separate.


You also can't bake polymer clay in some other molds because the mold material may not be able to stand the temperature, etc..  But you can bake polymer clay (or liquid polymer clay) inside a mold made from 2-part silicone putty mold material with no problem, or molds made from smooth heat-proof materials like metal or glass or even bare wood.

(When one wants to shape raw clay in a baked clay mold, it's just pressed into the mold --sometimes with a release, sometimes none is needed-- then the clay cast is removed   and baked by itself. )

Check out this page at my site for loads of info on making and using polymer or other molds, and on using polymer clay in other types of molds:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/molds.htm



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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2007 05:44:00 PM »

thanks...
my mold and clay is all spoil .... i guess i learn my lesson.
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2007 12:22:33 PM »

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my mold and clay is all spoil


Actually, there are a few things you could do with your baked clay if you wanted to, even if it's in pieces or crumbs... check out this page if you want to see some ideas:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/scraps.htm
(...click on Hard (or Baked) Scraps...)

(Also, your could even be reconstituted back into regular clay if you want to go to a LOT of trouble... for info on how, see:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/Conditioning.htm
... click on Old or Hard Clay...)


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