Here's FTF #16!! Some of you probably already know this tip, but I decided it is still a very useful tip! =] Hope you guys like . ----------- Etsy: [link] Tumblr: [link] Personal Tumblr: [link] YouTube: [link]
It works really well for light colored clay since you can dust most of it off. However if you use it on dark clay like black, it does stick a little. If this method doesn't work, you can use rubbing alcohol and a Q-tip instead =] (I believe it was 2-3 FTF's after this one).
It will show up if you don't clean it off after you bake. On dark colors, it takes a lot more effort to clean. Try using a toothbrush, tape, and tacky clay thing (Please look at my response to the first comment below, thanks!)
You can use this on colored clay, but the results are best on lighter colored clay. There might be some left on the dark colored clay after baking and it is difficult to remove all the powder. You will need tons of patience =]
What do you do to get it off? When I make Oreos I use powder as a mold release to make life simpler, but even though I brush the excess off and then bake it still looks dull and washing it doesn't seem to do much and I can't sand them. Any tips? Or should I get an old tooth brush, roll up my sleeves and have at it?
I do a few things to remove the powder. 1. toothbrush 2. tape 3. rubbing a piece of those tacky clays against it (the tacky thing is used to temporarily stick things onto different surfaces, not sure what it is called =\ 4. I have yet to try this, but I think it might work. Use VERY little amount of oil (barely any on your hands) and rub it against the clay AFTER I have used all of the above to remove the powder. I will let you know if this works =]. 5. If anything, you can always just use chalk pastel to color over your piece a little bit, like use black pastel and lightly brush over the oreos
(one more thing, i wonder for a mold release, what would happen is you put a plastic wrap over the mold and then put the clay over the plastic wrap on top of the mold. Would the details not turn out as nicely on the clay? hmmm I'll try this too sometime and let you know. If this works, then it might be better than powder )
Some good ideas in there thanks, especially the blu-tac idea (tacky clay)! I used the clingfilm a couple of times on some handmade polymer clay moulds (clay and clay moulds don't like each other!) it worked but not as well as direct contact with a powder release agent. Thanks again!