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Old 08-16-2011, 02:30
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How do you keep your clay from sticking to your work surface? I try not to press too hard but it still seems to get stuck. Do I need to work with it longer first, or use a scraper or something? Any tips would be much appreciated, I need to make a lot of bow centers!
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I use a 12x12piece of acrylic that I got at hobby lobby and I use cornstarch.
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:56
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Thanks I will try that then!
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I don't make bow centers with clay, but I dabble in polymer clay art dolls. If you are having problems with polymer clay sticking to the surface, a couple of things could be going on. I use a smooth ceramic tile to work on. Other people I know use glass. It tends to keep the clay a little cooler. The clay will warm up as you work with it, and if you find it's getting mushy, it could be that it is getting warm and just needs to "rest" a bit. You can also stick some in the freezer for a bit if it is mushy and you want to be able to work with it again quickly. Some of it could depend on the type of clay you are using. I've used baby powder (sparingly) before, but the problem with that is that once you put the powder on it, it's not going to stick to another piece of clay again very well. You may not need it to though.

Anyway, I hope this helps some. If I can help some more, let me know.
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I like mine to stick to the surface..and then when I am all finished I use a knife down the back to get it off.
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I use a blade that I got with a clay kit at HL (it came with a few different cutting tools) its just a flat blade, I sweep it up under my stuff and viola its up off my surface!
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