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.
it can be hardened in a kitchen oven, max. 110 degrees C
(approx. 30 minutes).
it can be hardened several times, allowing you to add things. The same hardening
time and temperature.
you can work at your creation several days, if necessary, everytime adding a new
part. Cover it against dust.
there is (almost)
no waste of material; you can use it again.
you can varnish your
creation (it is not necessary to paint it as there
are so many different coulours).
you can use
it on many materials, like wood, iron, glass.
A few disadvantages:
polymer clay could pick up dust and
other stuff from your work place so keep it clean.
at too high temperatures it smells (more informatie click here). Ventilate the room the
oven is in.
colours, especially the darker ones, come off. So you have to wash your hands
is not cheap, best to shop before you buy.
be sure to have warm hands, it helps
modelling the clay.
let the workpiece cool off by itself (in the oven).
do not harden your workpiece at more
than 110 degrees C, otherwise your workpiece may burn a
it is better to
use a low temperature and longer baking time (up to 50 minutes is possible;
sometimes necessary with fragile things).
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.