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[New question!] Safe to cook in after baking clay? And...storage?
So, in the "Show Me Your Creations" thread, I see a lot of people making keychains of ice cream and such.

My question is what materials did you use to make them? What kind of clay and paint did you use and how did you bake them?

Thanks!

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There are quite a few tutorials on how to make them on deviant art. If you search some on there I'm sure you can find step by steps ways on making them.

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i think it's usually polymer clay.

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Yes, there are many basic tutorials to help you get started on deviantart and such.

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It's most often polymer clay (sculpey, fimo, primo?, etc) and baking instructions varies depending on brand.

You don't really need to paint them (unless you wish to enhance its colors) if you used colored clay, but the most common is painting with acrylics (I mean who would use oil on sculptures?)

Like the above posters said, there are quite a handful of tutorials at www.deviantart.com. Search up clay or charm tutorial or something.

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It's most often polymer clay (sculpey, fimo, primo?, etc) and baking instructions varies depending on brand.

You don't really need to paint them (unless you wish to enhance its colors) if you used colored clay, but the most common is painting with acrylics (I mean who would use oil on sculptures?)

Like the above posters said, there are quite a handful of tutorials at www.deviantart.com. Search up clay or charm tutorial or something.

All this. All I gotta add is that usually people will use a clear, shiny paint as a top coat to make it appear glossy and plasticy.

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I use polymer clay (FIMO) to make those little figurines and then you can add acrylic paint on them after you bake them.

Here some tutorial:

- how to make a chibi charm Jack (Tim burton)

- Lovely bread

- Milkshake (miam!)

I have a lot of tutorials but can't list them all but you will a lot of them on Deviantart, you can write "polymer clay tutorial" in the search bar.

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Thank you! I don't use Deviant Art, so that idea completely flew over my head.

Will definitely be looking into all this. :]

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There are a bunch on this thread

CLICK ME! =]

You click the link he OP gives you, and it leads to a site, then you press the picture to enlarge the directions/picture tutorial. =] They're super cute looking too. I hope this helped.

Edit:// I just realized the link is for charms, but I guess you can modify it to suit keychains? =/

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Thanks everyone!

I got some polymer clay this past weekend! I'm so excited to get started.

However, I just wanted to make sure that it's safe to use the oven for food after baking the clay? Like, the fumes from the clay isn't going to go into the whatever food I bake afterwards, is it?

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^ :lol: of course

or else everyone would have like their own personal oven just for baking clay figurines.

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Well I'm starting to use air-dry clay (just bought today!) instead of polymer clay because when I bake the ones I have now.. It just stinks up the kitchen so much :( so I rather not use it anymore. A lot of people say its safe to bake it in your own oven, (there's no need to spend 50$ or w/e for a "polymer clay oven" because you could just go ahead and get a cheap toaster oven if you know how to use the right temperatures). <<- Remember that toaster ovens might sometimes have a higher baking temperature!

To be honest... also when I baked my polymer clay my oven back home still smelled like the fumes the clay did. But my oven isn't that awesome, just make sure your windows are open and work in a well-ventilated area!!

I'll edit my post later to see if there's any vast differences in the air dry clay.

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Well I'm starting to use air-dry clay (just bought today!) instead of polymer clay because when I bake the ones I have now.. It just stinks up the kitchen so much :( so I rather not use it anymore. A lot of people say its safe to bake it in your own oven, (there's no need to spend 50$ or w/e for a "polymer clay oven" because you could just go ahead and get a cheap toaster oven if you know how to use the right temperatures). <<- Remember that toaster ovens might sometimes have a higher baking temperature!

To be honest... also when I baked my polymer clay my oven back home still smelled like the fumes the clay did. But my oven isn't that awesome, just make sure your windows are open and work in a well-ventilated area!!

I'll edit my post later to see if there's any vast differences in the air dry clay.

Let me know! :] I love baking sweets too, so that would be awful if it ruined the oven (not to mention my mom would kill me).

Alsoooooooo. How do you store unused clay? One place I read said a plastic/ziplock bag is okay, but another place said a glass/metal container that's only going to be used to hold the clay...so which?

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