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.
Aura 22 Tip from Celie Fago

For those of us who have tried to use Aura 22 and got frustrated with it, Celie said that lavender oil in the Aura 22 has shown to make it much easier to work with and more successful.


Print  Email  Save  Comments  Notify Me  Delete from Favorites 
Article ID: 10067 Article Created: 07-23-2008 18:48 PM

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

Most Recently Viewed Articles
How do I turn a dried out lump into metal clay I can use?
If it's just dried lumps, break or chop it into the smallest pieces you can, add a little water and mix. Be careful not to over water or you'll get slip. Put it in cling film or Saran Wrap, let sit for a few hours or overnight, knead it through the plastic and add more water. Keep kneading, adding water and/or drying until you get the desired consistency. ...
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....
Top Tips for Paste
Always stir the paste with a plastic or metal spatula, never with the brush. If you're making paste from scratch, use the spatula on a flat surface, like a ceramic tile or piece of glass or plastic. Squash the lump of clay and add distilled water slowly, working this into the clay bit by bit. Time spent bringing the paste to the right consistency slowly will pay off with smooth paste. ...
My slip is full of animal hairs and other stuff. What can I do?
Depending on how thick the slip is, you can filter it using gauze, muslin or a very fine sieve. Sometimes the lumps in the slip can make an interesting texture although you need to remember that organic material will burn out in the firing....
Can I use a song title as a texture for my metal clay?
Copyright law differs from country to country so you need to look at the copyright law for your country. ...
How can I reconstitute metal clay?
The great thing about metal clay is that if you don't like what you've created before you fire it, you can reconstitute the dry clay and make it workable again. This article from Maggie Bergman tells you one method for doing this....
How do I weave paper type metal clay?
There is an excellent tutorial on this on Squidoo written by Margaret Schindel. ...
Can I make the clay wet again after I've dried it?
One of the great things about metal clay is that you can reconstitute it back to the wet clay stage once it\'s dried. If you don\'t like what you\'ve made, you can add water to it and it\'ll go back to the wet clay stage. Here\'s a way of doing just that....
How do I stop tumbler shot getting into my hollow forms?
Put a piece of wire or a pipecleaner through the hole and twist it to secure. That way the hole is filled and the shot canít get in....
What is a CZ?
A hard and relatively inexpensive synthetic stone, created in laboratories and often cut to resemble a diamond. It is available in a variety of colours and different shapes. ...