Polymer Clay Tip: How to keep your clay clean

2010
09.02

It can really be a pain when you’re working with your polymer clay and all this dirt gets into your wonderful work. There are several things you can do to keep things clean:

1. Keep some scrap clay on hand. Every time you feel you need to, roll the scrap piece in your hands and try to cover as much ground as you can. Roll the clay on your fingers, between your fingers and all around in your palms. I like using a white piece of clay so I can see just how dirty my hands are, even after I’ve washed them!

2. I love baby wipes. They help clean everything up (like Liquid Sculpey, which can be really awful and sticky). I usually wipe my hands with baby wipes but sometimes this leaves white micro threads on my hands that get worked into the clay.

3. With baby wipes you can also lightly brush away dirt that sticks on the surface of your clay.

4. You could also wear gloves, except I personally prefer not to. I like feeling the clay as much as I can, I feel like it gives me more direct control over it.

White polymer clay is also an offender. It can be awful to work with certain colors and clays that pick icky stuff lying around your work station. So I hope that some of these tips will help you because they certainly work well for me!

Got a personal way you keep your stuff clean? You can share some of your tips with us too!

Source: Tiny Hands

With love,

Emy (Minh)

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