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Just Getting Started Are your molds flexible? What is the difference between your hard molds and flexible molds? Glossary of Molding & Clay Terms. What sort of surface should I work on? How do you keep clay castings from sticking to the mold? What causes clay to stick to the molds? Baking & Curing Creations What last minute things can I do before baking to make finishing easier? What type of surfaces should I bake clay on? How do you bake clay castings? Why does my Original Sculpey turn color when baked? How To Fix Moonies And Other Imperfections In Cured Polymer Clay 7 Solutions to Clay Molding Problems 1. The clay isn't picking up the fine detail in the mold. 2. The image distorts when you pull it out of the mold. 3. The clay keeps lifting out of the mold as you are pressing it in. 4. Creases and lines on the pressed image. 5. Back of pressed image is not flat. 6. Some parts of the mold are tricky to fill. 7. The mold is getting dirty Finished Castings What types of paints work well on baked polymer clay? How do I give my clay a metallic look? How do I give my clay an antiqued look? What is the most durable, compatible glaze that won't turn sticky on the clay? What types of faux finishes are possible with polymer clays? How do I get a marbled effect? Techniques for a shiny finish. Taking it Farther Very detailed or openings in design. Do you have any storage tips for molds or clay? What kind of glue do you recommend for polymer clay? How do you care for jewelry and sculpture made of polymer clay? How do you make 3D castings from a flat-backed push mold? Can I make beads from these molds? How do I attach my clay pieces to metal findings? Best way to attach a bar pin to the back of your casting. How do I make a clay piece into a pendant? Do you have any tips for making Cameos? Can I use your molds with food? Sanding Clay How thick is a sheet of clay from a pasta machine? How do I clean my hands after working with Polymer clay? How do I care for my molds? Additional Important Information Can I submit my testimony for my experience with Mad About Molds? Can I submit a photo of my mold creations to your online album? Do you have a catalog? Do you do custom molds? Can I order without a credit card? Where do I subscribe to your newsletter? And There's More! The Discovery of CLAY Therapy. Sculpey and Children with Special Needs: General Crafting Tips
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Frequently Asked Questions & Molding Information 1
Just Getting Started Are your molds flexible? What is the difference between your hard molds and flexible molds? Glossary of Molding & Clay Terms. What sort of surface should I work on? How do you keep clay castings from sticking to the mold? What causes clay to stick to the molds? Baking & Curing Creations What last minute things can I do before baking to make finishing easier? What type of surfaces should I bake clay on? How do you bake clay castings? Why does my Original Sculpey turn color when baked? How To Fix Moonies And Other Imperfections In Cured Polymer Clay 7 Solutions to Clay Molding Problems 1. The clay isn't picking up the fine detail in the mold. 2. The image distorts when you pull it out of the mold. 3. The clay keeps lifting out of the mold as you are pressing it in. 4. Creases and lines on the pressed image. 5. Back of pressed image is not flat. 6. Some parts of the mold are tricky to fill. 7. The mold is getting dirty Finished Castings What types of paints work well on baked polymer clay? How do I give my clay a metallic look? How do I give my clay an antiqued look? What is the most durable, compatible glaze that won't turn sticky on the clay? What types of faux finishes are possible with polymer clays? How do I get a marbled effect? Techniques for a shiny finish. Taking it Farther Very detailed or openings in design. Do you have any storage tips for molds or clay? What kind of glue do you recommend for polymer clay? How do you care for jewelry and sculpture made of polymer clay? How do you make 3D castings from a flat-backed push mold? Can I make beads from these molds? How do I attach my clay pieces to metal findings? Best way to attach a bar pin to the back of your casting. How do I make a clay piece into a pendant? Do you have any tips for making Cameos? Can I use your molds with food? Sanding Clay How thick is a sheet of clay from a pasta machine? How do I clean my hands after working with Polymer clay? How do I care for my molds? Additional Important Information Can I submit my testimony for my experience with Mad About Molds? Can I submit a photo of my mold creations to your online album? Do you have a catalog? Do you do custom molds? Can I order without a credit card? Where do I subscribe to your newsletter? And There's More! The Discovery of CLAY Therapy. Sculpey and Children with Special Needs: General Crafting Tips
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