old Fimo

old Fimo

Post by MDTM » Sun, 16 Mar 1997 04:00:00



I have a large box (one of those ***maid brand latch-top lid boxes;
they're great!) full of Fimo I've collected since I started claying 3
years ago....I simply cannot pass up a Fimo sale!  Anyway, with all this
talk about old Fimo, I went through my box, and found a package of
flourescent red Fimo from 1993.  To my surprise, the stuff, after all this
time, was easy to condition, and was closer in consistency to Fimo Soft
than regular Fimo!  I have found (and this was confirmed in Kris Richard's
book, New Ways With Polymer Clay) that Fimo's consistency varies
considerably from color to color.  Apparently some colors don't seem to be
as affected by the clay's AGE as others either.
      And it's a good thing, because I found quite a few packages of 3 and
4 year old clay!!!!
Dora from RI