Sunday, December 5, 2010

Free Ornament Tutorial

I'm so sorry! Thank you Barbara of Pinelands Patches and Beadscapes for letting me know my links are not connecting. I THINK it is fixed now and am crossing my fingers for tomorrow. You guessed it.....Polyform! Britta Lautenschlager's beautiful ornament can be found HERE.


Barbara said...

Ooops...the link needs adjusting, here it is:

I have a question, can you condition polymer by microwaving it for about 10 seconds?

Its All About Creating said...

I've always been told polymer should not go in the microwave, even to pre-warm. I learned that it is the "kneading" that activates the polymers to bind with each other. I actually hammer my polymer clay blocks to warm them up. I put a block in a plastic bag, sit on my living room carpet and hammer it with a heavy mallet until it is not hard anymore. Then I cut thin slices off to put through my pasta machine. Works well for me.

Barbara said...

Thanks for the advice. My hands don't knead things very well, so if I shouldn't use the microwave, I'll have to get a mallet. Gene Black says he sits on his polymer for awhile!