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What is it?

It is a modelling material, easy to handle and available in several colours, that consists of PVC and plastisizer.
ladybird_yellow.gif Creall-therm meets the European safety standard for toys, EN 71-5 and the American standard ASTM (AP-NON toxic).
FIMO meets the American safety standard ASTM D-4236.

This material, most of all Fimo Classic, requires kneading to make it pliable. Fimo Soft and Creall-therm are easier to work with, especially for children.

For pictures of both see page: Material.
For the history of polymer clay:


What can you do with polymer clay?

ladybird_yellow.gif it is easy to create workpieces in 3D. You do not have the restrictions as with ordinary clay.
the clay is available in several colours and textures.
ladybird_yellow.gif it can be hardened in a kitchen oven, max. 110 degrees C (approx. 30 minutes).
ladybird_yellow.gif it can be hardened several times, allowing you to add things. The same hardening time and temperature.
ladybird_yellow.gif you can work at your creation several days, if necessary, everytime adding a new part. Cover it against dust.
ladybird_yellow.gif there is (almost) no waste of material; you can use it again.
ladybird_yellow.gif you can varnish your creation (it is not necessary to paint it as there are so many different coulours).
ladybird_yellow.gif you can use it on many materials, like wood, iron, glass.

A few disadvantages:
ladybird_yellow.gifpolymer clay could pick up dust and other stuff from your work place so keep it clean.
ladybird_yellow.gif when hardening at too high temperatures it smells (more informatie click here). Ventilate the room the oven is in.
ladybird_yellow.gifsome colours, especially the darker ones, come off. So you have to wash your hands during kneading.
ladybird_yellow.gif it is not cheap, best to shop before you buy.

ladybird_yellow.gif be sure to have warm hands, it helps modelling the clay.
ladybird_yellow.gif let the workpiece cool off by itself (in the oven).
ladybird_yellow.gifdo not harden your workpiece at more than 110 degrees C, otherwise your workpiece may burn a bit.
ladybird_yellow.gif it is better to use a low temperature and longer baking time (up to 50 minutes is possible; sometimes necessary with fragile things).

ladybird_yellow.gif you could keep your hands clean and help generating some warmth from your hands to the clay if you would put some Vaseline on your hands. 



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