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Instructions and Tips for Fimo Polymer Clay

 Suitable for ages 8+

 Please Note

Do Not Eat Fimo

Do Not Burn Fimo

 This may sound obvious but even adults can accidentally put tools or fingers in their mouths

 or get distracted and leave something in the oven too long.

 Work Surface

Work on a surface that is just for your Clay.

A wooden board is ideal, or plastic coated freezer wrap tapped to a table top.

Do not use anything that will be used for food afterwards.

 Tools

There are many tools you can use.

Special tools moulds and texture makers for your modelling

can be purchased from Panda’s Patch.

Other household items can be used:

Blunt Knife

Rolling Pin

Knitting Needle

Paintbrushes

Empty Pen Shaft

Drinking Straw

Almost anything that will help you make the shape and marks you require.

 Baking

Adults must always supervise children when baking clay.

 Always follow the directions on the packet for different polymer clays.

Place on a baking tin or ceramic tile.

Tins can be lined with paper or foil to prevent staining.

Fimo is baked at 110°C / 230°F for  approx 30 minutes.

Do Not Bake In A Microwave

Be careful not to over bake your project as it may scorch.

If it does scorch, open the window to clear the fumes.

You can add unbaked Fimo to your baked project and bake again.

This is useful for intricate details.

When your project is baked, turn the oven off, open the door and leave in the oven to cool.

Take care, hot clay is fragile.

The Fimo will harden to a matt finish.

If you want a gloss finish you can paint it with a gloss varnish.

 Have Fun! 

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Instructions and Tips for Sculpey Polymer Clay

 Suitable for Ages 8+

 Please Note

Do Not Eat Sculpey

Do Not Burn Sculpey

 This may sound obvious but even adults can accidentally put tools or fingers in their mouths

 or get distracted and leave something in the oven too long.

 Work Surface

Work on a surface that is just for your Clay.

A wooden board is ideal, or plastic coated freezer wrap tapped to a table top.

Do not use anything that will be used for food afterwards.

 Tools

There are many tools you can use.

Special tools, moulds and texture makers for your modelling

can be purchased from Panda’s Patch.

Other household items can be used:

Blunt Knife

Rolling Pin

Knitting Needle

Paintbrushes

Empty Pen Shaft

Drinking Straw

Almost anything that will help you make the shape and marks you require.

 Baking

Adults must always supervise children when baking clay.

 Follow the directions on the packet for different polymer clay.

Place on a baking tin or ceramic tile.

Tins can be lined with paper or foil to prevent staining.

Sculpey is baked at 130°C/270°F for approx 15 minutes per 6mm thickness.

Do Not  Bake in a Microwave

Be careful not to over bake your project as it may scorch.

If it does scorch, open the window to clear the fumes.

You can add unbaked Sculpey to your baked project and bake again.

This is useful for intricate details.

When your project is baked, turn the oven off, open the door and leave in the oven to cool.

Take care, hot clay is fragile.

The Sculpey will harden to a matt finish,

if you want a gloss finish you can paint it with a gloss varnish.

 Have Fun! 

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 Leaf Metal Instructions
 1. Apply a thin, even coating of size (adhesive) to the surface, which must be dry and free of grease and dust.
2. After about 15 mins, lay on the leaf metal and tamp down with a soft cloth or brush. For larger surfaces lay on the leaves so they overlap. Allow to dry for 2-3 hours.
3. Using a paintbrush, brush in the leaf metal, making circular movements; remove any overhanging pieces and collect them in a container. When applied in this overlapping way, the flakes produce smooth gilded surfaces.
4. Use shellac (varnish) to protect the well-dried metal surface against moisture and oxidation.