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From: KawaiiDragn5/30/16 3:29 AM 
To: aramina5 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (3 of 7) 
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I make masters to mold for resin, charms as well as bases for my pendants. Mostly kawaii charms, pokemon, legend of zelda, etc
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From: aramina5 DelphiPlus Member Icon5/30/16 11:37 AM 
To: KawaiiDragn unread  (4 of 7) 
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Oh yeah...they would need to be "just right". Hopefully someone with more experience than me will chime in!

From: 7Jackie DelphiPlus Member Icon6/2/16 3:40 PM 
To: KawaiiDragn  (5 of 7) 
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Well, Sculpey III clay is very soft before baking, and very brittle after baking, so it's not always the best choice for avoiding fingerprints. You could try Premo or Kato clay. Kato clay is more difficult to condition, Premo is softer, in fact, lately it's been very soft. Fimo Soft clay takes fingerprints like nothing I ever saw, so that's not a good choice. The Fimo Professional is a very hard clay, so it and Kato are very good for making canes. Hope this helps!



From: KawaiiDragn6/2/16 4:14 PM 
To: 7Jackie DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 7) 
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Yeah, i use fimo too. Its all crumbly and brittle, so I have to condition it before I can use it. I sculpt charms and figures

From: Jodie (jt_gmotu)6/6/16 12:11 AM 
To: KawaiiDragn unread  (7 of 7) 
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Actually, with ANY polymer clay, you need to condition it BEFORE using it.  The only exception is the translucent clay, which you don't want to work too much before using.  

I have found that I take the color I want to use...and add a tiny amount of white (like a small pea size ball) and blend until there is no white left...then I KNOW it is conditioned.

Conditioning is needed whether you use Premo, Fimo (Soft or Professional), Kato, Cernit, or Pardo...

This link talks about conditioning... http://www.polymertutorials.com/catalog/polymer-clay-condition-tutorial.php

Jodie in AZ


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