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Imagehaighr
Sep 26, 2011 6:03 AM CST
Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, Done that!
How do you keep your clay moist? Any tips?
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ImageRidesredmule
Sep 26, 2011 6:48 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
It is not a clay like you use on a pedestal. There are plastic containers you can keep it in but you have to be careful which ones you get. Since the plymer clay is a blended plastic it can cause damage to some plastics. I'll see if I can find you a link to help you. As for moisturizing the clay, Sculpy makes a clay softener that you can use very sparely, I have used very little and it does help.

Here you go, this should help answer your questions. I have to look things up to see what I should do too.
http://www.jaedworks.com/clayspot/polyclay-faq/storing.html
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Imagehaighr
Sep 27, 2011 6:54 AM CST
Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, Done that!
Thanks, very informative!
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ImageRidesredmule
Sep 27, 2011 7:25 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
Good, I'm glad it helped. Getting some books on making canes and other things with clay helps too. I love looking and reading about it.
ImageRidesredmule
Oct 14, 2012 7:15 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
I'm still creating things and thought you may like to see some of them. I recently sold some miniatures. I am so excited. Thumb of 2012-10-14/Ridesredmule/d24188
I have started working on people and it is not all that easy, but finally getting them to look more feminine.
Thumb of 2012-10-14/Ridesredmule/75f74a I've come a long way in my Polymer clay adventures.

Thumb of 2012-10-14/Ridesredmule/0daa6f Little dragons, less than 3'' tall is my newest critters.
Thumb of 2012-10-14/Ridesredmule/559f14 Baby elves....
Imagetaters55
Oct 15, 2012 4:56 PM CST
Name: Linda Cartwright
Del Rio, Texas
Awe, Charleen, those are wonderful! Your new creations are beautiful! So glad you sold some of the miniatures!
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Imagehaighr
Oct 16, 2012 5:51 AM CST
Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, Done that!
I need to try doing this 3D like you are Charleen. I have only made the flat stuff. Steve is going to build me a fairy house and I need to make some fairies for it? So again, for those adorable little ones above, are they all clay or do they have some fill or mold?
How long did you bake something small like that such as those little bird houses? They are adorable.

Congrats on selling some, I can see why they are great!

Did you attach the wings before or after baking? When I used that crystal clear finish spray, it remained tacky for months? What do you use?
What are you using for the hangers, pieces of wire that you insert in the clay before baking?

You know, I have so many questions, you just need to come over here and walk me through it!
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Imagehaighr
Oct 16, 2012 5:58 AM CST
Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, Done that!
Plus, how'd you get those little sandals on their feet?
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ImageRidesredmule
Oct 16, 2012 7:40 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
I'm a genius!!! No not really. maybe I need to do a tutorial..
Yes , they are made with clay, some of the little bodies and heads do have foil crumbled up inside.
the wings I put on when I finish the clay piece right before I put them in the oven.

Plus, how'd you get those little sandals on their feet? I make the feet and hands last. I make the little feet then I make the little sandals , I think I can show you better than tell you. but it is so easy. i took some little elfins out of oven and I'll post them later.
I love making these little things. When I bake a batch of little things they usually go in 15 min. for each quarter inch.
When I make a pan of elfins, I usually go from 30-45 min....
ImageRidesredmule
Oct 16, 2012 10:12 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
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Ta-DAAAAAAAA sandal on foot...
Imagehaighr
Oct 16, 2012 11:28 AM CST
Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, Done that!
Well bless your heart! That is fabulous. Now for something like that such as a 3" fairy would 15 mins work if I use the foil mold?
Where do you purchase your polymer? It is $6 a # at Walmart here?
I see you also use some colored clay instead of painting, great idea. Is that some sort of flesh color clay for the body? All I found available is white?
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ImageRidesredmule
Oct 16, 2012 11:37 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
Michael's is the best price I've found. JoAnn's has it but it is so high.
I do use the colored clay or blend colors to get what I want. Each elf is OOAK.
Yes,It comes in skin tones You could put some pwders in your Clay, to make it more colored. I use Sculpy III and Premo, also Storebrand in the larger pkg. Would you like a picture of the clays I use????
ImageRidesredmule
Oct 16, 2012 11:47 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
Forgot to answer about legs. If you want your figure to stand you may need to use tightly rolled foil inside the clay. You want to make small figures you can also use toothpicks broke in half. That is what I used in my little fellasThumb of 2012-10-16/Ridesredmule/874995
these little fellas are small, you are so welcome to like my page on FB Polymer Clay Creations. I'll get you a link.
I have sold some but I think I'm not a good salesperson. Better making them than selling them...
Thumb of 2012-10-16/Ridesredmule/296c07 Mule elf is very small. Just made it last night. It is about 1 1/2'' tall....
ImageRidesredmule
Oct 16, 2012 11:48 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
Forgot to answer about legs. If you want your figure to stand you may need to use tightly rolled foil inside the clay. You want to make small figures you can also use toothpicks broke in half. That is what I used in my little fellasThumb of 2012-10-16/Ridesredmule/874995
these little fellas are small, you are so welcome to like my page on FB Polymer Clay Creations. I'll get you a link.
I have sold some but I think I'm not a good salesperson. Better making them than selling them...
Thumb of 2012-10-16/Ridesredmule/296c07 Mule elf is very small. Just made it last night. It is about 1 1/2'' tall....

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Polymer-Clay-Creations/3653790...
Imagetaters55
Oct 16, 2012 6:59 PM CST
Name: Linda Cartwright
Del Rio, Texas
Thanks for the tutorial Charleen! Loce your work!
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ImageRidesredmule
Oct 16, 2012 7:19 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.

aw! it's o.k. You all could do it without me..... *Blush*
Imagehaighr
Oct 21, 2012 6:23 AM CST
Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, Done that!
Thanks for the info Charleen. They are adorable. I want to make some fairies for the fairy house steve is building me. Do you attach the wings before baking? If so, how do you attach them? Does the clay just stay together or do you use something to hold them on before baking?
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ImageRidesredmule
Oct 21, 2012 2:15 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
If you make them with clay you can attach them before baking, do it right before you bake.
I had acetate that I used on one fairy and glued them on after she was out and cool...
To attach wings on back Make your wings, are they together or one at a time. Press the clay gently into the back of the fairy. both sides. I use a bamboo stick and use the flat end carefully...some folks use liquid polyclay to attaches. It as as a glue. You learn everytime you use it. Enjoy.....Let me know how it comes out....
Imagehaighr
Oct 25, 2012 4:58 AM CST
Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, Done that!
I will for sure be posting when I get started and thanks again for all the info. Steve is working on making my first little Fairy House and I will be busy accessorizing!
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ImageRidesredmule
Oct 25, 2012 10:38 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
I made a wizard but have to download pictures. I'm going to put a fairy garden in my old Birdbath BIL gave me. Shhhh, Don't tell him I drilled holes in it.... Rolling on the floor laughing

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