concerning hard clay
- Mark - yes there are a couple of things you can add to hard clay to
soften it. Mix-quick is one way (by makers of Fimo). It comes in
block form and you mix it into the clay - can't remember ratios
etc. I just mix in a bit and a bit more until it feels 'right'.
There's also sculpey diluent. I mix that with both premo and fimo
even though it's meant to be (I think) for Sculpey Premo. That comes
in the form of a liquid and can get very messy. If I use that I bung
the hard clay (cut up a bit) into a food processor (dedicated to
clay - it's a mini one) and several drops of the diluent. Zuzzz it
(technical term) and see how it feels and looks. Sometimes it needs
a bit more zuzzing or liquid, and sometimes it's not too bad and
starts clumping a bit. Then just tip it out and work on it until it
comes together and is soft enough.
Mostly I get fed up with all that mixing stuff cos it seems like too
much like hard work and takes time away from what I could be doing -
claying. So fresh and nice and workable out of the pack is ideal but
not always possible (I still have tons of old stuff sitting around).
--- In UKPolyClay@yahoogroups.com, "Mark" <mtwright777@y...> wrote:
> Is there not a substance that one can add to hard clay to soften
> up a little?