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« on: February 17, 2009 05:48:25 PM »

I used alumite for the base and then added fabric outer and hair.  The hair did great and seems really hard by using the heat gun.  The skirt worries me though.  It looks great but I just can't tell if I need to heat gun some more or not.  Anyone tried this?  I did the heat gunning outside and could watch the fumes burn off and then the clay turn matte.  It was kind of cool.  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2009 06:02:28 PM »

In my opinion I would put the whole thing in the oven. I've never had fabric or fibers melt in the oven. Check your baric to see if there are heat restrictions. The polymer clay is probably not all cured.
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2009 09:58:27 AM »

I must have been loopy from the fumes because the fabric is MADE out of fimo.  It seems really hard where I heat gunned but I don't want it to crumble.  I don't trust the alumite (which is a combined then poured plastic) to make it through the oven process. 

I read in a previous post about a chart with temps and how long vs how hot.  Does anyone know where I could find that?
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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2009 11:18:42 AM »

Well, I gave it a go in the oven...bad idea.  I think I should have stuck with the heat gun or maybe not nearly as long in the oven.  The alumite bubbled and melted.  Welll, next time, I'll figure it out.

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