A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
News:  Vote now for your favorite craft challenge entry!  THREE amazing Ticketmaster prizes up for grabs this month.  Who will get one?
Total Members: 301,589
Currently Running With Scissors:
462 Guests and 12 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: polymer clay too dark?!  (Read 1234 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
lucid501
« on: May 09, 2006 01:42:51 PM »

I got some polymer clay the other day to make beads with, after several years of not making anything. I made some sushi earrings (rice topped w/tuna) out of Premo. The rice and the light stripes in the tuna came out sort of brown tinted when I was done baking it. I followed the temp and time recommendations on the package---should I be baking at a lower temperature when I use translucent clay? Is there anything else I can do to prevent the "baked" look? (It is supposed to be raw sushi after all  Grin)
THIS ROCKS   Logged
teapotdnky
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Obomaboe?
Offline Offline

Posts: 6702
Joined: 30-Dec-2004

Craft or Die


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2006 02:10:11 PM »

I would definately get an oven thermometer. If you followed the instructions it shouldn't be like that. Translucant clay will not look totally translucent unless it is very thin. It will always come out with a slightly white tint to it. Also, dumb question, but were your hands slightly dirty at all? Polymer clay picks up everything. Even if you handled something right before, you could get it on your clay.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Pinterest

Guess who's back?
lucid501
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2006 02:43:59 PM »

I thought maybe I had gotten something on it from my hands, but the only thing is that the pieces looked perfectly fine before they baked, which made me think it was something in the way that I baked it. I baked it in my toaster oven, I'll try again in the regular oven with a thermometer and see if it makes a difference. Thanks!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
teapotdnky
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Obomaboe?
Offline Offline

Posts: 6702
Joined: 30-Dec-2004

Craft or Die


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2006 04:41:43 PM »

I've never baked my stuff in a toaster oven, but I do know it makes a difference. I have heard horror stories from work and other people with theirs, so I just use my regular oven.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Pinterest

Guess who's back?
Diane B.
Offline Offline

Posts: 5071
Joined: 01-May-2004

GlassAttic --polymer clay "encyclopedia"


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2006 07:04:01 PM »

Translucent clays and clays with lots of translucent in them (not always obvious which ones those are, but especially Sculpey III even darker ones) will definitely darken more easily than other colors. 
Also, the Sculpey and the lighter colros of Sculpey III will darken more easily than other brands.

There are lots of things you can do though in the oven (toaster or convection or regular) to keep that from happening, but as mentioned the first thing is deifnitley to get and use a cheapie oven thermometer. 

For the other things you can do, check out this page at my site:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/baking.htm
(click on Darkening, Scorching, and Burning)

Good luck!



Diane B.
GlassAttic ...polymer clay "encyclopedia"
http://glassattic.com/polymer/contents.htm

for the upcoming all-polymer clay board here at craftster, check here!
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=72141.msg813624#msg813624
THIS ROCKS   Logged

POLYMER CLAY "ENCYCLOPEDIA" 
http://glassattic.com/polymer/contents.htm
few of my photos
http://s96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/DianeBB
(had to move them from YahooPhotos, so many now without captions)
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Adobe Photoshop CS2 - Healing and Fading
Adobe Photoshop CS2 - The Healing Brush and the Options Bar
Adobe Photoshop CS2 - How to Use the Spot Healing Brush Tool
Adobe Photoshop CS2 - How to Composite with the Clone Stamp Tool
Adobe Photoshop CS2 - Introducing the Clone Stamp Tool
Latest Blog Articles
Spotlight on: Making Toys
May 27, 2015 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Solar Light Garden Mushroom

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.