Techniques/Lessons/Projects -  Mushy Gushy Clay (165 views) Notify me whenever anyone posts in this discussion.Subscribe
From: holllyclay4/3/13 1:05 AM 
To: All  (1 of 5) 
I have some new Premo clay that is so mushy, it seems even softer than sculpey! I have tried leeching it but it just becomes dry yet continues to be soft. I don't know what else to do and I have a lot of clay like this. What can i do to make it firm? thanks.
 Reply   Options 

From: HermineR4/3/13 1:58 PM 
To: holllyclay unread  (2 of 5) 
 70423.2 in reply to 70423.1 

I have found that also. Leaching does not work and I don't know why. It's mostly certain colours. I found that if they are older ( like a year) they become more dry. At least my white does. It's the pound one.

Maybe we should ask polyform?



From: Melody014/3/13 2:15 PM 
To: holllyclay unread  (3 of 5) 
 70423.3 in reply to 70423.1 

Bummer about the PC mush!

In case you need it, here's the contact info for Polyform. They have been responsive in the past, but it could take a few days if you send an email or leave a voice message:

Polyform Contact info, Elk Grove, IL open M-Thurs 800-4:30 Central time :

I had several pounds of red around Christmastime that was very mushy. I placed them unwrapped on several thickness of UNPRINTED newsprint (without a weight) inside a plastic shoebox with the lid just a tad ajar, so they dried in the AZ desert low humidity, but didn't get get dust on them. I turned them a quarter turn every day for 3-4 days. That's pretty much what I've had to do with some of the "new" PREMO. I try to do it a long time before I need it so that it can leach gently.

Anita in AZ

  • Edited 4/3/2013 2:17 pm by Melody01

From: merrie604/9/13 6:05 PM 
To: holllyclay unread  (4 of 5) 
 70423.4 in reply to 70423.1 

I opened the packages and let sit for a month or so and it dries it out a little. JMHO


From: FantasyClay (time4coffee)4/18/13 8:00 PM 
To: merrie60  (5 of 5) 
 70423.5 in reply to 70423.4 
I've leached the white, it usually takes a few days. Since I tend to prefer a slightly less opaque look anyway, I usually mix it about 50-50 with translucent. That firms it up - youu use less without it even being noticeable but it still firms it up

First Discussion>>

Adjust text size:

Welcome, guest! Get more out of Delphi Forums by logging in.

New to Delphi Forums? You can log in with your Facebook, Twitter, or Google account or use the New Member Login option and log in with any email address.

Home | Help | Forums | Chat | Blogs | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Delphi Forums LLC All rights reserved.