How to condition Premo polymer clay- tips (Francais soustitres)  168

How to condition Premo polymer clay- tips (Francais soustitres) 168

[Music] I keep receiving all kinds of questions about various issues including clay conditioning so in this one I’m going to actually show you because it means a visual when you know that your clay is conditioned enough because it is very important if your clay is not conditioned enough you will get brittle pieces so let’s start with a very hard clay and I chose translucent because a with translucent it’s very important that it’s well conditioned and as you can see it breaks its ragged it’s whatever you want to call it I first went through the thickest setting and then I just go slowly on the thinnest setting and then I will be adding once I don’t get any more holes in it I will be adding some sculpey clay softener now I know all over the place it says that you can use baby oil you can use Vaseline or all kinds of other things but I personally prefer not to use those because they give a very unpleasant feeling to the texture of the clay and also they are very hard to leach in case you add too much so as you can see I put a few drops of clay softener and then I will just keep going through the pasta machine with it at one point it will get C discolorations and then some ragged gritty look see like there that is just normal it is the clay softener starting to penetrate between the molecules of the hardened clay and I obviously need this one will need quite a bit of clay softener now most of the time you see as recommendations to look at the ragged edges and when you don’t have ragged edges to consider that the Clay’s conditioned enough another thing is when you fold it look for cracks if it doesn’t have crack see here they are very very fine crops if it doesn’t have cracks that means it’s conditioned well I can tell you that that is not enough and especially with translucent clay a secret that I’m going to tell you it is said that translucent clay does plaquing when it is a lot of humidity well most of the plaquing is actually due to the improper conditioning when you have the plasticizers not uniformly mixed in the clay also when the translucent is not properly conditioned it will not be that translucent if you want to get that glass light aspect you need to condition it very very thoroughly and as you can see I did not skip here at all so you can see how many times I had to go now this is the test fold it into and then do this fold then unfold it I will show you slowly see I fold it twice and then I will unfold it when you want folded see how it cracked on one turn on one place and then on the other one it’s got a crack but the one that was the on the inside of the fold so a clay that is properly conditioned will not do that so I will keep adding more clay softener and go with it through the pasta machine yes it can take up to a hundred passes through the pasta machine to get a properly conditioned clay but if you want to have good quality of final pieces you have to do that I will show in another tutorial various ways of softening the clay what I want to focus on in this one is when you know that the clay is conditioned enough so I will just keep going and going and then I will show you and see this is I’m trying it again and there will be a small crack there still see it’s still not conditioned enough so I will keep going and I will show you after I finish this piece how it looks when you try with the larger quantity of clay and if you add a larger amount of clay softener because for some people it can be scary and they would be like oh my god I’m growing my clay no not at all it just looks fine and you will see that so as you can see I keep going I didn’t even count how many times I did that but as I’m trying to do several pieces that require a lot of translucency I need my translucent to be properly conditioned so there you go I have to add a little bit more because I still have a crack in that interior fold even if the exterior part of the double fold doesn’t crack didn’t crack I still had cracks in the interior fold and as you can see it still does that gritty Fredi aspect that is completely normal it’s not like when you make Mayo when it curdles clay and polymer clay does not curdle okay it’s just normal it takes a while for the clay softener to go and be mixed evenly and thoroughly with all the quantity of clay so you cannot really see in this video but it also as it gets more conditioned it gets more translucent now let’s see see finally absolutely no crank and at this point I have it properly if you are trying to do that for silk thing you will need your clay to be like this and this is how it looks when you have a higher quantity a logical quantity of clay with more clay softener it looks like cheese curds like cottage cheese but it’s just perfectly fine you just keep going through the pasta machine and just keep going and going until it will get properly conditioned as you can see it gets to look better and better as you go and at one point even your edges will not have any more rags in it there it just got stuck so I have to go in three but may I have this pasta machine is special for conditioning translucent and white it’s a good will pasta machine not the awesome one that I found Sunday but yeah as you can see now it looks normal even if it looked really bad but this is how you know when your clay is conditioned enough and yes it might take a hundred passes through the pass time happy clean [Music] you [Music]

6 thoughts on “How to condition Premo polymer clay- tips (Francais soustitres) 168

  1. thanks , i would have been very worried about it looking like curds. does it make it more translucent to use the softener? or does it get clearer with just the conditioning?

  2. Bonsoir Day , pourquoi ta pâte est t'elle toute trouée et quel produit tu as rajouté pour la récupérer , je t'avoue que je n'ai pas compris grand chose à cette vidéo , qu'est ce que tu as voulu nous montrez , si tu as le temps de répondre ce serais gentille , mille gros bisous à toi et tes petits chouchous adorés

  3. Haha! After all this time, what I thought I knew about conditioning clay just flew out the window!! With my love of all things translucent, this will undoubtedly be quite helpful! Thanks for a good chuckle and great info, Day!

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