FIMO leather-effect – 5 steps to start working with the modelling clay FIMO leather-effect can be easily rolled out to sheets with the acrylic roller. FIMO sheets form the basis for numerous creative projects. The leather effect can be further enhanced by gently pulling the rolled out FIMO apart. For even sheet thicknesses, we recommend our FIMO Clay Machine. By combining two sheets with different colours you can give your artwork great colour accents. FIMO leather-effect is flexible after hardening. For projects, such as book covers, we recommend to turn the sheet over beforehand and to put a piece of baking paper between it and to harden it afterwards. This creates a predefined fold for the book cover. Hardening process: Preheat the oven to 130°C (top/bottom heat). To ensure exact temperature, we recommend an oven thermometer. Once this is ensured, the modelled pieces can be put in the oven and are hardened for 30 minutes.
Important: During the entire hardening process, you should make sure that the temperature is constant at 130 degrees. Allow FIMO leather-effect to cool after hardening. The special feature of FIMO leather-effect: The sheets are bendable and flexible after hardening. They can then be further processed individually.