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From: mkirkwag11/26/14 11:35 AM 
To: nancyj50  (4 of 9) 
 70792.4 in reply to 70792.1 

Hi, Nancyj. One good way to get rid of them is let your piece sit for several hours - maybe overnight - or put it in the refrigerator for a bit. Once it's cooled, it will be a bit stiffer. Now finger-polish the heck out of it with the side of your thumb. You can also use anything with a smooth surface to help. I sometimes use glass. Other people use knitting needles and wands of hard plastic. I like my thumb the best. If you don't mind some sparkle, finger polishing with Pearl Ex is very effective. You can also use cornstarch. It should burn off, but I had a bad experience where it didn't, so I don't use it anymore. If all that fails, you can always make lemonade - rub some paint into the whorls and call it texture!

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From: MaryKay711/27/14 9:47 PM 
To: nancyj50  (5 of 9) 
 70792.5 in reply to 70792.1 

Finger cots are also a good way not to leave fingerprints to start with.

MK ozarks


From: mkirkwag11/2/16 3:09 PM 
To: MaryKay71 unread  (6 of 9) 
 70792.6 in reply to 70792.5 

They are, if they fit. I kept mine too long and they all disintegrated! I opened this to see what was up because I just had an annoying experience with fingerprints. It was funny to open this up and see my own advice...which I hadn't followed. 'Cause, you know, I know better...





From: 7Jackie DelphiPlus Member Icon1/7/16 9:40 PM 
To: mkirkwag1  (7 of 9) 
 70792.7 in reply to 70792.6 

Mine disintegrated, too! LOL. (not my fingerprints - those are still going strong).



From: HermineR1/8/16 12:44 PM 
To: DocSarah DelphiPlus Member Icon unread  (8 of 9) 
 70792.8 in reply to 70792.2 

I sometime use this method I rub the clay gently. It seems to rub off the prints at the same time it makes it more shiny! Don't know if it will work for you.


From: mkirkwag11/8/16 8:34 PM 
To: All  (9 of 9) 
 70792.9 in reply to 70792.8 

That's what I usually do, too, but there's one caveat if you're like me - let your clay cool off a bit, or at least don't bake it before you've seen it in good light. Some of my most beautifully smoothed and shiny pieces...weren't. Soft clay really fools me sometimes. I really have awful light in the evening and I'm not allowed to bake until morning...but I forget the rules!


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