How to bake Polymer Clay – for Beginners

Hey everybody! 
I got so many questions on how to bake polymer clay so I decided to make a short video about it. It covers what polymer clay actually is and why you have to bake it. I will show you what things you will need and some tips on the process! I hope you will find it helpful!
Things you will need:
– Oven
– Oven thermometer (optional, if you have a good oven that has accurate temperature)
– Oven-tray
– Foil/baking paper
Step by step:
– Put your creations on a small sheet of baking of foil or baking paper and then on the oven-tray
– Look for the recommended baking temperature on the clay and preheat it to this degree
– After preheating put the clay on the tray in the oven, centring it on the middle rack for even heating
– Look for the recommended baking time and bake it that long
– Open the windows to ensure fresh air
– Turn off the oven and put on oven gloves to put out the oven-tray
– Wrap around a towel to slowly cool down the clay
Is there an alternative to baking the clay?
– Yes!
– You can use air drying clay!
If you have any questions, feel free to ask me!
Have a wonderful week!
~mako

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3 Comments

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    Aroa Bautista

    September 18, 2012

    Good post! =)

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    Marinica

    September 18, 2012

    Great video!

    I have one question.. I used this normal baking clay (Fimo) and air drying clay (also Fimo) and I find this air drying clay harder to work with, it doesn't seem to have the same quality, it breaks (while working) easily, I can't make very small objects, it's not very elastic and so on… so I was wondering do you have any experience with air drying clay and what do you think of it and do you have any tips?

    Thank you very much, I really like your blog :))

  3. Reply

    mako

    September 19, 2012

    Thank you guys!

    @Marinica: Ohh, sorry, I didn't try fimo air yet. But I guess it is supposed to be like normal clay and is rather for bigger projects. There is fimo air light and it is supposed to be lighter and softer. Maybe you can try that out. I was going to try the air clays as well. 🙂

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