necessary to make the clay smooth and loose by kneading
so that all air disappears from the clay; the clay
will also become smooth using your body heat (do not place
the clay on the heating or in the sun, since that will
cause the clay to become more granular). Especially
Fimo Classic stays granular and crumbly. For kids Fimo
Soft or Creall-therm junior will be easier to use.
To make i.e. Fimo Classic easier to use you can add
MixQuick. This is
a neutral polymer clay, which
does not affect the colour of your work piece.
Itís not recommended to knead all of one colour at
once, knead the clay in two or more parts, it will be
easier and quicker to mould. Make rolls of the clay
and braid them, roll again and repeat this.
can use the above-mentioned theory for mixing more than
one colour, i.e.:
red and yellow makes orange
red and green makes
blue and red makes purple
black and white
You can of course mix all colours, Fimo and Creall-therm
alike. By using other quantities you will obtain beautiful
shades (see the colour wheel and
index) on the tools page.
adding more white or yellow you can create pastels.
Have a try at it yourself!
Candy cane effect
two rolls of different colours; roll this short and
you do not mix two or more colours entirely you will
get a beautiful marmor look. Do be careful with darker
colours they are extremely dominating.
a try at the following first, after which modeling
will gradually become easier.
a. Ball; roll the clay between your hands and make
a ball (several sizes)
b. Egg; roll a ball but put
a little more pressure on one side. Make it smooth.
Drop; make a sharper point at the egg with thumb and
d. Flat cone; flatten the drop at one
side on your desk or table
e. Roll; used many times
for i.e. arms, legs. More pressure (but also more time
to roll) results in a thinner roll.
f. Barrel; flatten
both sides of a roll (thick one).