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How to use Cernit Polymer Clay

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What is Polymer clay?

Polymer Clay is a modelling material composed of polymers (polyvinyl chloride (PVC) base, resins, colouring agents and fillers. It stays continually soft and can be baked in a home oven, retaining its color and size

After baking, Polymer clay keeps some flexibility and does not break easily.

Cernit Polymer clay does not stain hands or tools. Even during baking, Cernit is odourless.

Cernit polymer clay can be used with any other brand of polymer clay.

The clay can be shaped, moulded, extruded, sculpted, embossed or combined with other materials: stones, beads, feathers.

After baking the clay piece can be drilled, filed, or sanded.

To enhance your creation, use acrylic paints, oil paints or varnishes.

How to bake polymer clay?

  • Pre-heat electric oven at 110°C to 130°C / 230°F to 266°F.
  • The baking time is maximum 30 minutes.
  • Do not use a microwave oven.
  • Read this article to discover all tips for baking polymer clay

What caution should I take when working with polymer clay?

  • To be used under adult supervision.
  • Polymer clay can be baked in a home oven. However, do not exceed the maximum 130°C / 266°F baking temperature as harmful gases could develop.
  • Clean all equipment after use.
  • If you use kitchen items or toys as clay tools, be sure that these do not return to food preparation use.
  • Wash hands after working with this product.
  • Do not eat, drink or smoke in the activity area.

How should I store polymer clay?

Polymer clay can be stored at room temperature for extended periods of time, but it will last even longer if kept in a cooler place, such as in your refrigerator. (Just be sure, that the clay doesn't come into contact with food!)

Do not leave the clay in your car on a hot day or it may bake.

Once the packaging has been opened, it is best to store it wrapped in wax paper in an airtight container.

Do not store it any food storage containers that you plan to use for food in the future. 

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