This Studio Cam video is raw, unpolished and a little rant-y… but I think you’re going to love it!
In it I discuss the most common polymer clay baking question I get over and over again.
“But Cindy you’re wrong… the packaging says to bake for only 10 minutes! If I bake an hour my clay will burn!”
The video goes into the frustrating world of baking polymer clay… and it addresses all of the misinformation that is out there.
On the packaging labels, the manufacturers let you know what the correct baking temperature should be… but the suggested baking time they recommend, is not really helpful at all. It means that there is either a whole lot of polymer clay that is either breaking (under baked) or burning (over baked).
This confusion happens for two reasons… one, there just isn’t enough room on those tiny little packages to put very much information about the proper way to bake your polymer clay pieces. And two, the companies want to avoid complaints, so they do the safest thing… recommending short baking times to avoid burning the clay.
In this video I explain why polymer clay needs to bake at the right temperature, for the right amount of time, in order to “melt” the plastic particles in the clay to properly cure your pieces all the way through.
The issue is that most oven thermostats are not accurate… which means that you are often not baking at the right temperature.
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