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From: artistMaria12/3/11 8:23 AM 
To: All  (1 of 11) 
Since I am unable to clay or do any crafting (and haven't in a year ...booo hoooo) I am thinking about the long term storage of my canes and such. When I first started I used waxed paper.  Its ok but I don't love it.
Then I started using plastic wrap.  To be honest I buy whatever brand I can find cheapest.  Problem with that is that different brands react differently to the clay.  Some are just fine and others get almost "gooey".  The plastic gets really soft and almost thins.

So my question is which specific brand is the best? (I'll buy it and put it only with my craft stuff so that it will not get used up in the kitchen) :)

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From: Melody0112/3/11 8:59 AM 
To: artistMaria  (2 of 11) 
 68821.2 in reply to 68821.1 

Hi Maria, So sorry you aren't able to clay right now. I always use Saran Wrap brand to be sure. Great if you can find a coupon. Online maybe?

You might want to also check out Jana’s most recent update on coating her canes before she stores them:

Anita in AZ

  • Edited 12/3/2011 9:00 am by Melody01

From: MaryKay7112/3/11 10:01 AM 
To: artistMaria  (3 of 11) 
 68821.3 in reply to 68821.1 

Good to hear from you again.  Have a Merry Christmas and take care. I'll be glad when you can start claying again.

MK Ozarks


From: artistMaria12/3/11 12:38 PM 
To: Melody01  (4 of 11) 
 68821.4 in reply to 68821.2 
I'll get my hands on a coupon and get Saran Wrap. Thanks hun!

From: JENNY P (JENNYPAT)12/4/11 2:26 PM 
To: artistMaria  (5 of 11) 
 68821.5 in reply to 68821.1 

Saran Cling Plus..... I have canes that have been wrapped in it for years and they are doing just fine.


Jenny P


From: 7Jackie DelphiPlus Member Icon12/12/11 4:24 PM 
To: artistMaria  (6 of 11) 
 68821.6 in reply to 68821.1 

I use Glad Press N Seal and I cannot believe how fantastic it is. I wrap my clay, my food, cover things (it's slightly sticky on one side which does NOT react with the clay at all). It's fantastic.

With the food, I've never seen it keep so long - even a loaf of bread that I'd wrapped directly in the Glad Press N Seal then a regular plastic bag, and forgot about for TWO WEEKS (I kid you not) - was perfect. Soft and fresh and wonderful, I totally could not believe it. So that's my recommendation for the day.



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From: artistMaria12/12/11 9:03 PM 
To: 7Jackie DelphiPlus Member Icon  (7 of 11) 
 68821.7 in reply to 68821.6 
I actually HAVE this! I don't have to go buy it! I never tried it cause I thought there might be an interaction with the sticky stuff.


From: artmaker112/15/11 1:32 PM 
To: artistMaria  (8 of 11) 
 68821.8 in reply to 68821.1 
Go to any home improvement store and pick up a big roll of clear window plastic.
No need to unfold that,  the roll will be about a foot long.  I slice a two and a half inch strip, then unfold that and cut it into pieces.  roll the canes up in that.   You don't have to make it air tight.  It's not an air dry clay.  Had canes sitting in it for a few years now and it doesn't react at all.  And UNlike saran wrap, it won't leave little wrinkles imbedded into your canes.  (Had a customer complain about that once.  I stopped using it.) 
It's also much easier to remove from a cane.  When I repacked mine I had a hell of a time getting the saran wrap OFF.  (No wonder someone complained.) 

Hope this helps.

And every cane I've made so far can be seen here.

From: artistMaria12/15/11 5:05 PM 
To: artmaker1  (9 of 11) 
 68821.9 in reply to 68821.8 
Thanks for the suggestion! I know what you mean about removing the wrap .... that's what I meant about it getting like "gooey"


From: Melody0112/15/11 5:21 PM 
To: artmaker1  (10 of 11) 
 68821.10 in reply to 68821.8 

Jen, Thanks for the helpful window plastic idea!

Anita in AZ


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