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Polymer Clay

Polymer clay is a type of hardenable clay which has to be put in an oven to hardern. Polymer clay is generally used for making arts and craft items, and is also used in cemmercial applications to make decorative parts.
Polymer clay is also not the same as "air dried" clays (paper clays and others) which are water-based and will harden when dried (polymer clay won't ever "dry" since there's no water in it, remaining malleable forever if not cured). Polymer clay is also not the same as "modeling" clays (which are primarily used by children and animators) although both are oil based (modeling clay has wax added to it and will melt if heated).
The things that can be done with polymer clay are practically endless! ....that's one reason why so many people are attracted to it, and why it keeps them interested.

Here are a few ways polymer clay can be used:

...sculpting (figures, faces, flowers, bas relief, anything!) ... clay clothing & accessories for figures can also be sculpted (... sculpted items can be any size, from miniature to quite large)... this is sometimes the only polymer technique that non-clayers know of!

..."covering" various items with sheets (or slices, bits) of patterned or decorative clay (small items often covered range from pens to votive candleholders and switchplates,and many more.... non-bakable or large items like tables can be covered as well by using pre-baked veneers)

...all kinds of vessels can be created, large and small (jars, boxes, bowls)... these can be created freestanding, over armatures, or over removable armatures)

...making "canes" (logs of clay with a pattern running through their entire length, from which identical slices can be cut

...think of a jellyroll as one example)... the resulting patterns in canes can be simple, complex or anything in-between; they also can be pictorial or simply geometric

...the canes and their images can be "reduced" so that the they become quite small, then combined repeatedly to make multiple images... caning is much-used technique for many clayers)

...textures or images can be impressed into raw clay in all kinds of ways (rubberstamps, texture sheets, sandpaper or other tools and items from around the house, etc.)

...any colors (or brands) of clay can be mixed together to create almost any new color, or colors can be mixed to make continuous blends of one color to another

...clay can also be colored with other media as well ... they can be colored throughout, or only on the surface, with paints, inks, colored pencils, chalks, metallic (mica-containing) powders, metallic leaf and foils, glitters, embossing powders, etc.

...various inclusions can be mixed into clay, often into the "translucent" color (e.g., metallic powders, spices/herbs, glitters)

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Polymer Clay

Polymer clay, modeling clay, oven bake clay

Polymer clay hardens by curing at temperatures created in a typical home oven (generally at 265 to 275 °F (129 to 135 °C), for 15 minutes per 1/4" (6 mm) of thickness), and does not shrink or change texture during the process. Polymer clay is sold in craft, hobby, and art stores, and is used by artists, hobbyists, and children. Few tools are essential for use with polymer clay, and these can often be found around the house. A pasta machine is often used to create evenly flat sheets, to mix colors, to condition the clay, and to create patterned sheets.The clay gun, or "extruder", as it is also called, works like a cookie press.You can find these products from us.Polymer clay is available in many colors. Special-effect colors such as ,containing "metallics," and "stone" colors are also available. Clays can be mixed together to create new colors, gradient blends, or other effects. With a technique to use the pasta machine to create a gradient blended sheet of color. Polymer clay can be colored with other media. Paint, ink, colored pencil, chalk, metallic (mica-containing) powder, metallic leaf and foil, glitter, and embossing powder can be applied to the surface. The same materials also can be mixed in as inclusions; this is often done with translucent clay. When acrylic paint is cured onto the surface, it forms a permanent bond with the surface. After it has cured, the clay surface can be left as it is, it can be sanded and buffed, or it can be finished with a varnish. Uses and Techniques

Sculpting. Hand-shaped items can be any size from "miniatures" to quite large. can also be created; clay clothing and accessories can be made for sculpted figures.

Creating beads and jewelry of all kinds, such as pendants, earrings, barrettes, and buttons.

Forming "canes," which are logs of clay with patterns running through their entire length, from which identical slices can be cut and used in various ways. The patterns created in canes can be simple, complex, or anything in between; they may be pictorial or simply geometric. Canes (and therefore their images) can be "reduced" so that they become quite small, and then combined to make multiple images.

"Cover"ing items made from materials such as glass, metal, cardboard, terra cotta, and some plastics. Some popular items for covering are pens, eggshells, votive candle-holders, and switch-plates. Larger items, such as tables, can also be veneered.

Creating vessels large and small. Jars, boxes, bowls, and container pendants can be created freestanding, over , or over removable armatures.

Impressing textures, lines or images into raw clay with rubber stamps, texture sheets, sandpaper, needle tools, or other items.

Making with hardened clay, then pressing raw clay into the molds to create casts and to duplicate textures, shapes, whole faces. Molds made from metal, glass, and silicone can be used with clay as well.

Using polyclay to accept "transfers" of black-and-white or color images from photographs, drawings, computer-created images or text. Images can be transferred onto freestanding liquid clay films or decals.

Creating simulations or of many natural materials such as ivory, jade, turquoise, wood, granite, metal, leather, , or .

Carving or drilling polyclay after it has been cured (and backfilled, if desired).

Inlaying tiles or chips to create a clay or other materials to create collages. A "clay gun" can be used to uniform rope shapes.

Creating with polymer pastes, and bas reliefs.

Creating practical utility items, such as frames, games and game pieces, dioramas, toys, mini-books, notebook covers, greeting cards, and postcards.

Shaving off thin slices from layered but distorted stacks of clays, powders, and inks.

Using clay together with other media, such as wire, paper, beads, charms, stamps, and fabric.

Skinner Blend: Gradient color blending technique for two or more colors 1] using triangles of clay and a pasta machine.