Topics Covered In This Video:
- Trapping air in your polymer clay as you work with it can cause disappointing bubbles to rise to the surface of your finished pieces.
- Avoid using squishy clay as a way to avoid trapping air in your polymer clay.
- Use a thicker setting on your pasta machine.
- Don’t trap air in the folds of the clay, make sure it has a way to escape.
- Gently pull sheets in both lengthwise and width wise to help release trapped air from clay.
- Bake flat polymer pieces in a tile sandwich (smooth tile on bottom – paper layer – clay in middle – another paper layer – smooth tile on top).
- Bake pieces upside down to let the air rise to the back of the piece rather than the front.
- In a future video I will show you how to fix or minimize the look of bubbles should they still appear after taking these precautions.
Question of the Day:
Do you have problems trapping bubbles in your polymer clay pieces? And what have you done about them in the past?
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