IMPRESSION ON CONDITIONING OF ALL TYPES OF POLYMER CLAY

Sculpey III, Premo, Super Sculpey, Sculpey Sculpey Firm, Sculpey Studio, Cernit No. 1, 
Old Fimo Clay, Fimo Classic, Fimo Soft, Kato, Du-Kit And Lyra Modello Polymer Clay.


Rolling And Conditioning The Different Types Of Polymer Clay

When we unwrapped a packet of the polymer clay the first impression is the feel of the clay, touching or pinching, 
next, conditioning by rolling a small piece of clay.The process is important and will determine whether you like or 
dislike the brand of clay, some are hard, others are very crumpy, some are too soft or just the right feel for you. 
By taking a peice of clay from the pack, roll the clay a few times, below are the experience in conditioning on 
all types of polymer clay.




Sculpey 3, soft and easy to use, children's favourite polymer clay no 
problem conditioning  the clay from the pack, no crumbs but, the clay
 is not strong after baking and it is brittle.




Premo Sculpey, firm and easy to use, my favourite clay no crumbs 
when rolling the clay from the pack, after baking, it is strong and flexible.




Super Sculpey, pinching it is hard, after rolling the clay it is soft and firm, 
popular with professional clayer, animator  and artist. It is hard, strong but 
brittle after baking in the oven.




Super Sculpey Firm, feels firm, soft enough to knead, rolling it keeps the 
clay in form, great for fine sculpturing works. After baking it is hard and
rigid, small protrution is brittle when break.




Sculpey Studio, feels soft enough when compressed by fingers, 
kneading and rolling creates smooth shape, easy to use. 
After baking it is hard and flexible, its a strong clay.




Kato Clay 1 year old, it feels hard breaking a peice from the pack, 
rolling it on the table creates some crumbs, conditioning it will be 
better with solvent or softener. Quality is strong, hard and flexible 
after baking in the oven at 150ºC.




Cernit Clay 6 years old, soft enough to use straight from the pack, 
kneading it will quickly soften the clay. Rolling it too long will create 
very soft clay which is difficuilt to control shaping. After baking it is 
hard and flexible, its a strong clay texture is smooth and a little 
translucent. 




 Old Fimo Clay 24 years old, it feels hard breaking a peice from 
the pack, rolling it on the table creates crumbs, very difficuilt to 
condition needs solvent or softener. Quality is good strong and 
flexible after baking in the oven.




Fimo Classic Clay 6 years old, it feels hard breaking a peice from the 
pack, rolling it on the table creates crumbs, difficuilt to condition needs 
solvent or softener. Quality is good strong and flexible after baking in 
the oven.




Fimo Classic Clay 9 months old, breaking a peice from the pack is 
easy, rolling it on the table creates no crumbs, easy to condition and 
shaping. Quality is good strong and flexible after baking in the oven.




Fimo Soft Clay 6 years old, breaking a peice from the pack is easy, 
rolling it on the table creates crumbs, conditioning will be better with 
solvent or softener. Quality is not strong after baking in the oven.




New Fimo Soft Clay 9 months old, breaking a peice from the pack 
is easy, rolling it on the table creates very little crumbs, don't need 
softener when conditioning, but it help to soften faster, if you add 
softener.Quality is quite strong and also flexible after baking in the 
oven within 150ºC although the new baking temperature is 110º C.




Du-Kit Clay 6 years old, pinching a piece from the pack is easy, 
rolling it on the table creates no crumbs, friendly clay for kids soft 
and easy to form shape. Quality is not strong and flexible after 
baking, unfortunately, it lacks of clay adhension.




New Lyra Clay 6 months old, breaking a peice from the pack is easy,
feels soft when compressed with my fingers, rolling it on the table 
creates crumbs not easy for kids to use, conditioning it will be better 
with solvent or softener. Quality is not strong, it breaks easily after 
baking in the oven.




Dated:11th October 2008


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