You can use the above-mentioned
theory for mixing more than one colour, i.e.:
red and yellow makes orange
red and green makes brown
blue and red
black and white makes grey
You can of course mix all colours, Fimo and Creall-therm alike. By using
other quantities you will obtain beautiful shades.
By adding more white or yellow you
can create pastels. Have a try at it yourself
Candy cane effect
Twist two rolls of
different colours; roll this short and carefully smooth.
If you do not mix two or
more colours entirely you will get a beautiful marble look. Do be careful with
darker colours they are extremely dominating.
Why do you use polystyrene
achieve a nice form and to reduce the amount of expensive
to get nice hollow forms.
You will consume less
clay if you use a polystyrene foam form as a core;
another positive effect is the weight after baking.
For hollow forms is it a must to use polystyrene
foam. The form shrinks when you do not cover it with
tin foil. Because of this you can easily retrieve the
ball or other form (and use it again as core of a round
Take care to bake the workpiece within
a day, as the plastisizer of the polymer clay will eat
into the polystyrene foam.
and easy to handle material to use as core or covering.
handy to use with round forms.
Have a try at the following
first, after which modelling will gradually become easier.
Ball; roll the clay between your hands and make a ball (several
Egg; roll a ball but put a little more pressure on one side. Make
Drop; make a sharper point at the egg with thumb and index
Flat cone; flatten the drop at one side on your desk or table
Roll; used many times for i.e. arms, legs. More pressure (but also more time to
roll) results in a thinner roll.
Barrel; flatten both sides of a roll