HOW TO SOFTEN AND CONDITION ANY HARD OR 
OLD POLYMER CLAY

Below Are The Various Oils, Solvents, Clays, Liquid Clays That You Can Use For Softening And Strengthening The Polymer Clay Body Oil, Baby Oil And Cooking Oil, For Soaking or Mixing With Polymer Clay, My Favourite Is Baby Oil. Maimeri high-viscosity Linseed Oil, Walnut Oil And Light Refined Linseed Oil For Soaking or Mixing With Polymer Clay. Sculpey Clay Softener For Soaking Or Mixing With Polymer Clay. Fimo Mix Quick For Mixing To Soften Polymer Clay, Unfortunately, It Does Change The Color Slightly, Like Clay You Will Also Need To Knead The Mix Quick. Translucent Liquid Sculpey, Kato Liquid And Fimo Decorating Gel, For Mixing To Soften The Polymer Clay Premo Sculpey Translucent And Sculpey Super Elasticlay, For Mixing And Softening Any Hard Polymer Clay, The Two Are The Best Mediums For Strengthening And Also Softening Polymer Clay. You Can Also Use Premo Frost. EXAMPLES OF SOFTENING POLYMER CLAY USING SOME OF THE OILS AND CLAYS Softening 24 Years Old Clay I Have Been Keeping Old Fimo 1984/ 85 Catalogues For 24 Years. Content Inside The Old Catalogue. I Also Kept Some 24 years old Fimo Clays White, Black And Porcelian Old Fimo Porcelian Baking Temperature 100º C Compressed Old Fimo Porcelian Refer To The Hammering Method Pour A Little Cooking Oil On Tile Mixed The Cooking Oil With Fimo Porcelian Soften Porcelian Is Now Shaped into A Ball Pour A Little Baby Oil On Tile Mixed And Condition The Clay Shaped It Into A Ball Two Pieces of clay 50% Fimo Porcelian and 50% Premo Translucent The Clay Is condition Thoroughly Rolling It Into A Ball Mixing 85% Fimo Porcelian and 15% Sculpey Elasticlay Condition The Clay By Mixing Thoroughly Roll It Into A Ball Preparing To Bake In The Oven Close Up View of Cooking And Baby Oll Mixtures Close Up View of PremoAnd Elasticlay Mixtures Baking In The Oven For 20 Minutes, Temperature Between 130º C / 150º C After Baking Slight Variation Of Color From Yellowish ( Cooking Oil ) To Light Colored Super Elasticlay Mixture Flexiblity Test : Bending / Flexing 70 Times At 0.2mm Thk. Will Not Break The Polymer Clay Mixture, Baking At Higher Temperature Is Best For CurIng The Clay, Just Remember Some Polymer Clay Cannot Baked For More Than 30 Minutes Above The Recommended Temperature, Clay Will Change Color Example Super Sculpey, But When The Clay Is Brown It Is Even Stronger. Second Test Baking Between 100º C To 120º C For 20 Minutes Closer View Of The Oil Mixtures Closer View Of The Clay Mixtures Baking In The Oven For 20 Minutes Between 100º C to 120º C After Baking, No Yellowish Tone Testing Strength And Flexiblity, Cooking Oil And Baby Oil Mixtures, Breaks Easily With Single Bending, Premo Mixture, Flexible,15 Times Bending before Breaking, Sculpey Elasticlay Bending above 50 times Will Not Break. Although The Recommended Temperature Is100º C, It Is Best To Bake At A Higher Temperature As The Clay Will Be Fully Cured. To Acertain The Right Temperature Bake The Various Brands In Small Pieces Within 130º C / 140º C For 20 Minutes And Observed Which Types Of Clay Changes Color,For Kato Clay Bake It Between 150º C / 160º C For 20 Minutes. EXAMPLES OF PREMO AND ELASTICLAY USED FOR SOFTENING AND STRENGTHENING OTHER POLYMER CLAY Softening And Strengthening Strengthening And Softening Fimo Soft With Premo Sculpey Translucent, Proportion 50% FS + 50%PST, It Will Make The Fimo Soft Even Stronger As Premo Is One Of The Quality Polymer Clay. There Is A Very Slight Change Of Color, It Depends On The Proportion Of Adding The Premo Translucent Clay. Softening Hard Kato Clay With Premo Sculpey Translucent, Proportion 50% KC + 50%PST. Will The Color Change After Adding Premo Translucent With Kato Polymer Clay? Strengthening And Softening Lyra Modello With Premo Sculpey Translucent, Proportion 50% LM + 50%PST New Lyra Medello Clay Is Difficult To Condition, As Shown Above, Add About Same Portion Of Premo Sculpey Transluscent With Lyra Modello Mixing 50% Lyra + 50% Premo Sculpey Translucent Process Of Conditioning, Rolling And Folding After Thorough Mixing The Clay Is Softer and Easier To Shape Two Test Mixtures 50% Lyra + 50% Premo Translucent, 80 % Lyra + 10% Super Elasticlay. Test Results: Lyra Clay Is Stronger With 50% Premo Translucent, Flexing / Bending 45 Times Before Cracks Appears. With 10% Super Elasticlay Mixtures Is Weak Break With A Single Bend, The Basic Clay Composition Is Not Strong It Is Worst Than Sculpey 3 Mixing 90% Kato Clay With 10% Super Elasticlay Will Softened The Hard Kato Clay Mixtures Is Sticky As you Condition The Clay After Conditioning ,The Clay Is Smooth And Firm. Depending On The Quantity Of Super Elasticlay Added Into The Kato Clay, It Can Be Too Soft Tension And Flexiblity Tests, At 4 mm Thk. It break with one bend, Bending / flexing at 2 mm Thk. Breaks Easily With After 4 Times. Tension Test Take 7 Pounds Before Breaking. ALL TYPES OF POLYMER CLAY MIXTURE Fimo, Sculpey, Cernit, Kato, Du-kit and Lyra All Types Of Polymer Clay Mixtures Conditioning Polymer Clay Mixtures After Conditioning Shaped Into A Ball Preparation For Baking Baking In The Oven For 30 Minutes At Between 130º C to 150º C For 30 Minutes Tension Test, On Baked All Types Of Polymer Clay Mixtures, It Takes 9 Pounds To Break. Flexiblity Test,Bending / Flexing 50 Times Before The Clay Cracked Dated:15th October 2008 Impression On Conditioning Of All Types Of Polymer Clay Will The Color Change After Adding Premo Translucent With Kato Polymer Clay? Which Types Of Polymer Clay Is The Strongest?

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