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« Reply #60 on: July 20, 2010 02:31:18 PM »

Stalking is almost as fun as crafting!
Will start experimenting with clay ideas soon...
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« Reply #61 on: July 20, 2010 03:37:29 PM »

Gallery is now up and the link is in the top of posting #1!!
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« Reply #62 on: July 20, 2010 04:20:35 PM »

Stalking is almost as fun as crafting!
Will start experimenting with clay ideas soon...
yes stalking is a lot of fun!!
I packaged mine up today and will mail out tomorrow.
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« Reply #63 on: July 20, 2010 06:16:53 PM »

If you are looking for something stronger, you want to use Fimo, Sculpey is crap and its brittle after baking. =] take it from experience, i have used a lot of different clays, and even baked same thickness pieces to test my theories.
Polyclay in general is not good for making large thin items like bowls or dishes. You would have to make the object very thick, cook it for a long time covered with foil, and buy a lot, its really a waste pretty much, of money.
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« Reply #64 on: July 20, 2010 06:31:01 PM »

If you are looking for something stronger, you want to use Fimo, Sculpey is crap and its brittle after baking. =] take it from experience, i have used a lot of different clays, and even baked same thickness pieces to test my theories.
Polyclay in general is not good for making large thin items like bowls or dishes. You would have to make the object very thick, cook it for a long time covered with foil, and buy a lot, its really a waste pretty much, of money.

I was not impressed by the Sculpey either.  I had a rather hard time conditioning it for one.  The new type of Fimo is so easy to work with.  My hot hands nearly make it too sticky. (last time I crafted with Fimo was many...manymany years ago.  I used to have to use a heating pad to get it workable.)  I am going to use the old school (and probably totally toxic till dry) fimo varnish I have.  It seems to make things stronger.  My Little Thing did seem to bake all right (this time).  I used a bit loser temp for a longer time, and the foil in the middle

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« Reply #65 on: July 20, 2010 07:20:25 PM »

Yes but you should also tent a piece of foil over the top of anything you bake, especially in a toaster oven, which is also what i use, Since your piece sits so close to the heating elements it causes the clay to darken and sometimes get dark spots like burns or scorching. Foil prevents this! If you cover with foil it preserves the true color of the clay =] without giving it that "Baked cookie" look.
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« Reply #66 on: July 20, 2010 08:35:17 PM »

Yes but you should also tent a piece of foil over the top of anything you bake, especially in a toaster oven, which is also what i use, Since your piece sits so close to the heating elements it causes the clay to darken and sometimes get dark spots like burns or scorching. Foil prevents this! If you cover with foil it preserves the true color of the clay =] without giving it that "Baked cookie" look.

Forgot to mention I did that...and will so that now and forever.  I made a bunch of glow stuff too and it allwasy had burnt on me before, and it didn't this time.  Thanks for the tip!
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« Reply #67 on: July 21, 2010 06:58:04 PM »

AWWW if Snoopy had know Canadians could join she could have joined!  But since we thought she couldn't I ask her to personal swap. Can we posst our tiny clay thing here also? I'm just getting started good.
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« Reply #68 on: July 21, 2010 08:13:15 PM »

My partner received my polyclay item today =] she is out to dinner right now but will post photos when she returns.
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« Reply #69 on: July 21, 2010 10:15:34 PM »

I'd LOVE to see your other stuff Tara!
I sent in my questionairre specifically so Suereal and I could partner up (I'm in Canada too) or there would have been none of us in this swap Smiley. We talked our lovely organizer into it, she was so nice to let us in!
Craftylittlemonkey and Sweetyetevil are soo cool!...I just pestered the forum in hope it would work out..and it did! Moral: Whine and ye shall receive. Grin
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