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« Reply #50 on: January 14, 2007 05:48:04 PM »

I made some!  But I don't actually like sushi, I just like the way it looks, so my colors are kinda off.  As in, my seaweed wrap is green, not black like I think its supposed to be.

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« Reply #51 on: January 28, 2007 10:26:33 AM »

And once again - thank you so much, everybody! I haven't forgotten about making that cernit mini food tutorial - just give me time. (And cross your fingers I will actually have time & inspiration to make it before 2050...)

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« Reply #52 on: January 29, 2007 11:32:28 AM »

WOW. I am so impressed. You, my friend, have a lot of patience! Very well done.

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« Reply #53 on: January 31, 2007 12:26:03 AM »

Wow, so gorgeous.. Look so much like a real cake..

There is one question I would like to ask.
Sculpey and Fimo both are popular polymer clay..
Which one is actually better? I am going to buy polymer clay soon, and would like to know which one you guys prefer..  Smiley

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« Reply #54 on: January 31, 2007 10:25:58 AM »

Sculpey and Fimo both are popular polymer clay..
Which one is actually better?

Wellllll, as everyone around her knows, and I'm sure gets tired of hearing, some brands are "better" than others for particular uses. 

Here's some stuff I've written before about that topic:
NOTE that there are two very different "Fimos," but it can be hard to tell which is which without reading the packages closely.


There really isn't one "best" clay, and all polymer clays can make most anything in the polymer clay repertoire, but they definitely have different characteristics, costs, and suitabilities for certain applications or weather conditions, etc.

The main "polymer clays" you're likely to run across in craft stores and online in the U.S. are:
...the Sculpeys (boxed white or terra cotta bulk Sculpey, boxed flesh-colored SuperSculpey, and 2 oz bars of colored Sculpey III)
...the Fimos (FimoClassic and FimoSoft)
...Premo (also manufactured by the Polyform Co., and called "Premo! Sculpey" by them but no one else <g>)
...Kato Polyclay (newest polymer clay)
...and occasionally Cernit

 . . It's important to be aware that of all the types and brands of polymer clay, there are two which are weaker and more brittle after baking than the others (this shows up mostly in any thin or projecting areas). 

Sculpey** has always been this way, and now FimoSoft has recently changed its formula to be similar to Sculpey III (--btw, FimoClassic isn't affected by the formula change).

Strong brands of polymer clay you're likely to seein the U.S. are:
Kato Polyclay

...plain white and the terra cotta Sculpey in boxes are the weakest of all the Sculpeys .
... flesh-colored SuperSculpey in a box, and the 2 oz. bars of Sculpey III are slightly better 
But they will all be brittle after baking in any thin or extending places, and can snap off or chip if stressed. 
(If you simply want to make something small and round like a bead, or apply cane slices to something, no problem though because that final shape is inherently hard to break or has an armature.   Also, those would be fine if you don't mind their excessive softness which can interefere with getting good details for many clayers --in sculpts, canes, or anything else).

So a lot of which is "best" would depend on what you like to make with your clay, how hot your hands and your house are, etc.  It's a good idea to buy a few bars of several clays if you can and try them out before loading up with one brand you may not like as much when you get used to claying.  (Do be aware though that some individual bars may be harder or softer than others, even same brand same color... and that clays bought by mail order, especially from polymer clayers who are also distributors, are often softer than you'd find at retail because they are fresher.)

Brands of polymer clay can also be mixed together, if desired ...the strength of the final clay will depend on the proportion of strong to weak clays used in the mix.
You can read more about the characteristics of all the brands of clay on this page if you're interested:
(look under the subcategory "Strength and Flexibility" and also under the sub-categories for the various brands)

...there are also some things that the plain white Sculpey in a box can be good for doing (those will be on that page too)


If you have more questions, just ask!


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« Reply #55 on: January 31, 2007 05:24:49 PM »

They are FANTASTIC so yummy looking, the cakes just look perfect.... the layers and all! WOW  Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

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« Reply #56 on: January 31, 2007 09:46:23 PM »

You did an amazing job!

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« Reply #57 on: February 01, 2007 04:20:41 AM »

Those really are fantastic. Super duper cute!
« Reply #58 on: February 04, 2007 05:59:27 AM »

I am officially hungry

« Reply #59 on: February 07, 2007 11:36:42 PM »

all I can say is "WOW" and "I'm so jealous" - wish I had the patience and skill to be able to do that...one day I must give it a try, it's been a while since I worked with clay
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