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Polymer clay: What is pate fimo or polymer clay? Sculpey, fimo ... What is this? (For reasons of language we will allow calling the polymer clay, fimo dough.) Fimo Dough as she is call'd in europe (in america polymer clay), none other than polymer clay, very well known around the world its artistic use. Fimo Dough was developed in the first for industrial purposes, especially insulation. Fimo Dough has not fulfilled its primary mission would be abandoned. By chance as the story goes, was a lucky man discovered that easily malleable and becomes hard after firing. Thus polymer clay was! Slowly she became famous and even magic product. Dough you fimo will wake up at 2:00 in the morning because you have an idea and you can not until tomorrow. Fimo Dough gives you the audacity to stop a stranger in the coffee corner property look at the texture of his shirt that stops you. The pate fimo, there no limit .... In the field of pate fimo ideas are often Other techniques used with other materials, such is the case with the glass and millefiori, metal, paper, ceramics .... Fimo Dough is a mixture of a good dose of PVC with one or several kinds plasticizers in liquid form to give the appearance elastic until cooked. Some manufacturers add color also Kaolin White or clay china for an opaque effect. The dough is translucent Fimo and may also contain dyes, or be left natural. Other manufacturers will further and add the Mica their dough fimoPour have a final look, sound and workable, the pate fimo must imperatively be passed to Fourlas pate fimo not never changes appearance or volume if it is cooked in a normal manner. The pate fimo, baked in a normal way, not break if it falls to the ground or if placed under normal stress. Colors: They can be mixed between-them, the color palette is infinite. There are different kinds of Fimo, the Fimo Classic, Fimo Soft, there is the transparent, the phosphor, the brilliant and there are also add glitter to the dough. Safety: Do not give a child under 8 years that might ingest it, put it in his mouth (Toxic, inedible!) The work of polymer clay: Polymer clay is worked in the modeling, we can mix different colors thus obtaining an infinite palette of colors. With résusltats of unique For various reasons there are several techniques depending what we want. One technique is to make a duck. For this several steps needed careful ..... here's an example after 'reducing a stick ': The cane is then cut into thin strip-or more thick, a jewelry are often composed of several strips of different ducks .... juxtaposed each other, overlapping or not .... etc. Another example: Here, pictured above, consists of a cane 8 rods flowers and leaves previously reduced before be associated finally formed in a single duck square reduced in turn. The same principle is applied to form 1 flower (A cane for the petals, see 2 ducks if 2 petals different etc. .. + 1 or more ducks for the heart etc. ... then juxtaposed; prelates reduced and then once filled the gaps around ducks , The duck flower is reduced in turn to desired diameter). Other techniques more or less complex exists for various other effects and results always varied, and also often inatendus! In summary, many hours to form pattern, a cabochon or bead, a puck, by example and then several more hours after Cooking with the sanding, varnishing, and finally assembling all the pieces of jewelry! A meticulous craftsmanship and artistic and exciting! other ducks: Maintenance: my jewels are crafts, Like any they deserve attention and care to ensure their longevity: -To clean, wipe with a microfiber cloth The nail-jewelry glassificateur can be wet (cold water), clear water -Do not wash, washing dishes etc. .. -Do not put them in contact with a detergent, bleach, acid product (so do not swim in the pool or the sea) -The Fimo is resistant, but like most materials its resistance to twisting, crushing is not unlimited. - Do not leave young children to wear (They are not toys, like any what jewels they might shoot, detach etc. .. and a link to ingest them, put them in the mouth) by following these tips make sense, you can keep your jewelry several years
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