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« on: March 31, 2014 05:15:41 PM »

I have been playing around with polymer clay for about a month now,  and today my SIL just gave me a plastic tub of clay. She said she had too many crafts and wanted to concentrate on just a few. Great for me,  I now have lots of colors. My question is can I put the clay through the pasta machine to make sheets, then store the sheets between wax paper and then put each color in it's own plastic zip bag? Then I will be able to pull out a sheet of clay when I need it, store them flat, start with white go the rainbow to black.
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2014 10:07:23 PM »

My worry about that is that they would dry and be brittle faster.  Also, when you work with them each time, you should condition it when you are ready to work with it so that it is more malleable anyways, so unless you have a design you worked out and prepped, I don't see any point to pre rolling your clay and storing it that way.

« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2014 01:02:04 AM »

No, it would be best for you to store open clay in a ziplock bag in its natural form. Then when you need to use it, take it out and condition it and then roll it out with your pasta machine.

If it sits in rolled form, it'll lose condition by the time you want to use it, and will be, as Onyx said, brittle Smiley

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