metal clay, art clay, pmc, bronze clay, copper clay, steel clay
FAQ HomeFAQAsk us a QuestionSave your Favorites
Metal Clay Academy Excellence in Art Clay and Precious Metal Clay PMC
Search Advanced Search
Categories
Beginners (49)
Advanced (14)
Glass (2)
Hollow Forms (1)
Patina and Colours (8)
Stones (8)
Technical (30)
Training (2)
Firing (9)
Finishing (10)
Business (3)
Money saving tips (3)
Search
Advanced Search
FAQs
Search our FAQ to find resolutions to common issues.
How do I turn slip back into metal clay?

If it is currently paste, you can either just leave the jar open for a while or spread the paste out on a plastic or glass surface - a heavy duty plastic bag will do. Allow it to dry for a while, then stir it around using a plastic palette knife or similar. If it's the right consistency for clay, knead it in cling film and then in your hands. If it is still too wet, let it dry some more and repeat. Don't forget it and let it dry out too much. If it gets too dry, add a drop or spritz of water and knead some more.


Print  Email  Save  Comments  Notify Me  Add to Favorites 
Article ID: 10047 Article Created: 06-11-2008 12:36 PM

How well did this article answer your question? 100% 75% 50% 25% 0%

Most Recently Viewed Articles
How can I raise up a cabochon if the bezel is too high?
There are several ways of fitting a cabochon into a bezel that's not the perfect height. ...
Where can I buy fine silver findings to use with my metal clay?
Using fine silver findings with your metal clay means you can enbed and fire them without risking fire stain or oxidisation that requires pickling after firing. Using sterling silver findings is possible but you will have to pickle them after firing. ...
What is the shrinkage of metal clay?
The different brands and varieties of metal clay shrink at different rates giving metal clay artists a great range of options....
What are the problems associated with quenching hot metal clay?
If you want to refire, enamel or solder on a piece of metal clay that has been quenched, you may find that moisture has got trapped in the metal. When you heat it again, especially if you heat it fast, the moisture turns to steam and may cause a blister on the surface. You need to dry the piece thoroughly if you have quenched the metal following the initial firing.It is also important to remember that you should not quench a piece which has glass or stones as part of the design. The sudden change in temperature from the firing to the cold water may cause shock and the stone or glass could be damaged or break entirely. Leave your piece to air cool, it should only take a few minutes....
Which training course should I choose?
This is a difficult question to answer quickly. There are many training providers throughout the world, many of which have not had any formal training to train others. This doesn’t mean they’re bad teachers though. There are lots of very good teachers who have been working with metal clay for many years and have a wealth of knowledge to pass on to students. ...
Can the Art Clay Silver 650 be fired in a Hot Pot?
Yes...
Photopolymer Plates for Enamelling Textures
Pam East uses Photo-polymer plates extensively both for making custom textures and images, and for champleve enameling. She's learned a lot about photo-polymer from Maggie Bergman, Tonya Davidson and many others. She's also developed a few tricks of her own along the way. Here are a few tips that may help....
How do I make a snake or sausage of clay?
This is a very basic technique and easily achievable with basic tools. ...
Is it better to add Liver of Sulphur patina before or after tumble polishing?
The general advice is to tumble first and add patina afterwards. But read on for more information....
What can I use to texture my metal clay items?
Metal clay takes texture beautifully. Most metal clay artists spend their time looking for new things to use as texture and it can become a bit of an obsession! ...