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Fopals – Cindy Leitz

Fopals – Cindy Leitz

There has been a buzz of excitement recently on Cindy Leitz’s blog about her Faux Opal technique.   I tried it the Friday I recieved the video but it didn’t really work out at all and I was so disappointed I didn’t even take any pictures! The bake and bond was so soft it wouldn’t really sand at all. Finally I found a moment to try again yesterday and baked them for much longer which has made them harder (and thankfully...

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First polymer clay buttons

First polymer clay buttons

Here are my first ever polymer clay buttons! Again it was using a Cindy Leitz video. They aren’t great (my fault not Cindy’s of course!), I can see lots of room for improvement. I had problems with the cling film I was using sticking to the clay – must try a different brand. I would of squished them up but I liked the pattern (off cuts from a scrap clay Natasha bead). I think they might be rescued with some heavy sanding...

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Glow in the Dark Rainbow Jellyroll cane

Glow in the Dark Rainbow Jellyroll cane

This is a neat cane which I learnt from one of Cindy Leitz’s video newsletters  (I love Friday’s the day they arrive!). There is a lot of excitement about this Friday’s video as it is Faux Opals that look great! I had to switch back to Fimo as I had Fimo Soft Glow in the Dark and Kato don’t make one (might be worth an email suggesting that they do of course). I find the fimo so soft to work with now I don’t really...

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Tutorials from Parole de pate

Tutorials from Parole de pate

Having been off my feet recovering from surgery for quite some time last year and now again  I have probably had more hours than most people to trawl round the internet. There is an amazing amount of information and inspiration for polymer clay artists out there. I am sure you all have your favourite blogs and sources of information (feel free to post a link in the comments to any of your favourites as I may have missed some). I wanted to share...

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Storing clay

In the past I have stored my Fimo Soft in 2 ice cream tubs. One tub with new packets and the other with my open packets. Once I opened a packet I wrapped any left  back in the wrapper  and popped it back in the tub. Any odd scraps went in a ‘scrap bag’ in the open packets box. I realised that over time sometimes my clay had a few crumbs of a different colour on them which isn’t ideal. The bits were just thrown in the box and...

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