Conditioning polymer clay is one of those things you read about in any polymer clay basics section of a book or article. But what exactly is it, why exactly do we need to do it and, more importantly, how do we know we’ve done it right?
In today’s video I’ll answer all of those questions plus show you a few different ways you can condition your clay.
Sometimes you will come across a block of clay that is very hard and crumbly and just Won’t be conditioned no matter what you do. Personally, I am of the “life is too short” school of thought and don’t spend too much time trying to bring back difficult clay.
I figure that if I spend an hour attempting to revive a $3 block of clay, then I’ve made $3 an hour, which is definitely not worth my time. But, if you’d like more information on just how you can condition hard clay, Ginger Davis Allman over at the BlueBottleTree.com has a great blog post on the subject.
Tools used for conditioning:
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
Watch the Friday Findings-All About Condition Polymer Clay video at YouTube.