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Fun Tip Friday #5 by SmallCreationsByMel Fun Tip Friday #5 by SmallCreationsByMel
Hey everyone!

For this week’s FTF, I wanted to try something different! I have decided that maybe once a month, I will be featuring a fellow artist who uses polymer clay as his or her medium, to make a FTF for you guys!

This week we have Paula with us! She is a very talented artist! I hope you guys like her FTF! I sure loved it =].

Please check out :iconpipoca6694: for more awesome work by her!!

Thanks Paula! =]
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loesyeah Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
great! I'm really gonna try this, because I have like 8 of those "gum" packs.
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
should work! =]
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misunderheard Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Its actually the clays plasticizer thats "leaking" out. :)
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ninjassinwolf Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i know theres different type of paper out there, have you tried using paper bags to do this method?
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Nope! I haven't tried paper bags yet =]
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ninjassinwolf Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I ask cause when i was in 3rd grade (which was ages ago) we had used paper bags instead of normal paper to see how much certain foods were oily and to compare them. and then through out the years it just seems like the paper bags were more absorbent then normal paper..... (eating up my markers and such for what ever art projects or sewing projects i was doing.) so i thought id suggest it. :)
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
That is true =] They really do seem to suck up more oil hehe, that'd be a good thing to try with clay =]
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ninjassinwolf Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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LeanaMee101 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What about clay that's to hard...that not even water can bring it back?
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
I have seen clay softener at the craft store, not sure how effective that is, but you can always try it out :D.
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cookie-monster-eat-u Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!I had almost a whole pack like that and for some reason there was oil around it :/ Thanks for the trick.I was thinking about throling it away... :o
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
I'm glad it helped! =] It's all thanks to :iconpipoca6694: for coming up with this awesome tip! =]
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PoppyCorn99 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! I would say that's a really good idea and all, but then that would be a bit narcissistic of me. XD
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
lolol it IS a good idea =]
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laydiKroft Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
This is handy, I may try it :) But it takes lots of time... I can hardly find time to make clay stuffs much less to wait for the clay to dry...
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
You can probably do this on the days you are busy since you don't have to sit there waiting for it. and when it's done, just put it into a sandwich bag for when you want to use it. Pretty sure that would work =]
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laydiKroft Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
But isn't it bad for the clay to stay unused for long? I thought when you cut a piece and play with it and make it softer it's hard to use it later... :}
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Hmm from my experience, it isn't too bad. After a piece of clay is unused for a while, simply condition (knead) it again and it will be soft and malleable again. =]
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PoppyCorn99 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
True, true. That's why I usually set it up in the morning, when I'm doing schoolwork, then they'll usually be ready by the time I finish school. :D
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