Topics Covered In This Video:
- Sections of an old and cracked Dandelion Fluff Cane were cut into sections and treated with several different products in an attempt to re-introduce oils and plasticizers back into the clay.
- Cane sections were coated with the following products, and then wrapped with a sealing layer of Glad Cling Wrap so they could soak for 5 days.
- Sculpey Clay Softener
- TLS (Translucent Liquid Sculpey)
- Kato Liquid Polyclay
- Fimo Mix Quick
- Sculpey Mold Maker (Super Elasticlay)
- Two additional samples were treated by warming them at low temperature for 5 minutes:
- One sat in hot tap water
- The other sat in oven set at under 150F
- I then attempted to reduce all of the above samples to see if the treatments were effective for reviving the old canes.
- The results were varied… the best being the warming of the clay using water or the oven, next successful was the TLS, then the Fimo Mix Quick. The other results were poor at best.
Question of the Day:
Would you bother trying to do any of these different things to revive your old canes? Or would you just skip it and use the old canes for scrap clay?
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