What do you think of the new fimo colours

What do you think of the new fimo colours

Post by Shelley McLoughli » Sun, 21 Mar 1999 04:00:00



I found a craft shop yesterday and it had just started stocking the new fimo
clays. Gold, Silver and about six of the new translucent coloured clays. I
bought the gold and silver but haven't had a chance to play with them yet.
The gold looks very orangey unlike the Premo gold. Anyone know if it will
darken on baking? I just wondered if anyone else has tried these clays and
what they thought of them. It was the first time I'd seen them. Next time I
may try some of the translucent ones. But I wondered what other people
thought.

I also found a different clay there I had never heard of before. Made in the
UK (where I live) by Newclay Products Ltd, and it says 'Lewis URO hot set'
on the front of the pack. I bought a pack of black and one of white. Anyone
else ever tried this product?

Shelley
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What do you think of the new fimo colours

Post by The Crafty Ow » Sun, 21 Mar 1999 04:00:00




Quote:
>I also found a different clay there I had never heard of before. Made in the
>UK (where I live) by Newclay Products Ltd, and it says 'Lewis URO hot set'
>on the front of the pack. I bought a pack of black and one of white. Anyone
>else ever tried this product?

I've tried the Uro - I don't care for the colour range, and it looks
somewhat 'plastic' when finished, but other than that it's OK. I haven't
seen the new colours of Fimo yet, but did notice that there seems to be
a lot of cheap Formello about at the moment - wonder why? Hobbycraft in
Greenford, W.London have a ton of it, at 45p a block. Pity I don't like
it much.
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What do you think of the new fimo colours

Post by KCREDC » Sun, 21 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>I found a craft shop yesterday and it had just started stocking the new fimo
>clays. Gold, Silver and about six of the new translucent coloured clays. I
>bought the gold and silver but haven't had a chance to play with them yet.
>The gold looks very orangey unlike the Premo gold.

I call that color baby poo, and while I really use MOSTLY FIMO...I don't like
those 2 (two) colors...I DO mix with the PREMO though...but I haven't wanted to
"risk" that poopy color NOT changing...I don't think that it would anyhow.

AS FOR THE TRANSPARENTS (FIMO) I BOUGHT mine about June? last year...and JUST
played with them...begining of March...in the polymer clay library of AOL I
have a pic of my STAINED GLASS CANE...which turned out really great...although
I started out to do a kaliedescope cane...THEN I DID NOT want to use it...as in
CUT into it...I have used a small portion of it, the pic in the library DOES
NOT show what it looks like with LIGHT behind it...one of these days I'll scan
it with my flashlight behind it to show off the colors.

Kim

 
 
 

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Post by G. Gersabec » Mon, 22 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Hey KC!!  I'd love to see your stained glass canes. Bring 'em to show at the
next guild mtg, eh??  I've been messin with the Fimo trans colors too
latley,,they're growing on me! I mixed up a chartruse and sortof a
periwinkle. The colors are intense at the same time translucent - not muddy.
All I have to say is,,thank you for sharing Donna!! Isn't she great?!!  Did
you recover from retreat yet? I think a good time was had by all!

Geo
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Quote:

>>I found a craft shop yesterday and it had just started stocking the new fimo
>>clays. Gold, Silver and about six of the new translucent coloured clays. I
>>bought the gold and silver but haven't had a chance to play with them yet.
>>The gold looks very orangey unlike the Premo gold.

>I call that color baby poo, and while I really use MOSTLY FIMO...I don't like
>those 2 (two) colors...I DO mix with the PREMO though...but I haven't wanted to
>"risk" that poopy color NOT changing...I don't think that it would anyhow.

>AS FOR THE TRANSPARENTS (FIMO) I BOUGHT mine about June? last year...and JUST
>played with them...begining of March...in the polymer clay library of AOL I
>have a pic of my STAINED GLASS CANE...which turned out really great...although
>I started out to do a kaliedescope cane...THEN I DID NOT want to use it...as in
>CUT into it...I have used a small portion of it, the pic in the library DOES
>NOT show what it looks like with LIGHT behind it...one of these days I'll scan
>it with my flashlight behind it to show off the colors.

>Kim

 
 
 

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Post by Patricia G. Smit » Tue, 23 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
> >I found a craft shop yesterday and it had just started stocking the new fimo
> >clays. Gold, Silver and about six of the new translucent coloured clays. I
> >bought the gold and silver but haven't had a chance to play with them yet.
> >The gold looks very orangey unlike the Premo gold.

> I call that color baby poo, and while I really use MOSTLY FIMO...I don't like
> those 2 (two) colors...

Shelley and Kim,
I LOVE Fimo gold for hair. I guess I'll never make my angels and fairies
again without thinking, "And now it's time for the baby-poo hair..." <g>
Pat
 
 
 

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Post by Shelley McLoughli » Tue, 23 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Crafty
There's a hobby craft near here, I hadn't noticed formello on sale recently
but they did have cernit going cheap, but it was all very hard feeling and
several of the packs looked damaged. I'm not very keen on formello either.
One year I made hundreds of christmas pudding earrings using brown formello
and everyone of them cracked. I had a few fimo ones in the oven at the same
time and they were fine and the white  fimo I had used for the
icing on the pud didn't crack either. I wont touch formello again even
though I did manage to sell everyone of the puds cheap as 'seconds' and
explained the fault to all my customers. At least it covered the costs.

Shelley
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Quote:
>did notice that there seems to be
>a lot of cheap Formello about at the moment - wonder why? Hobbycraft in
>Greenford, W.London have a ton of it, at 45p a block. Pity I don't like
>it much.
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Post by BethCurr » Wed, 24 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>Next time I
>may try some of the translucent ones. But I wondered what other people
>thought.

Shelley, I tried some of the translucents with good results.  I layered red,
yellow, and green very thin irregularly shaped layers with gold leaf in
between, stacked & re-sent thru the pasta machine a few times, then cut in
half, applied front & back to a thin sheet of plain translucent, sent thru
machine again at setting 5 or 6 (I forget which).   I baked the whole thing,
then buffed & glazed, and it had this really neat subtly multicolored glimmer
opal-y effect.  I took one of those craft punches in the shape of a tree and
punched out cute little trees for necklaces.  the kids loved them.  Nest time
I'm going to try baking the sheet pressed between 2 glass panes for additional
gloss.

-Beth Curran

Quote:
>Having smoking and nonsmoking sections in a restaurant is like having peeing

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Post by J. F Hensle » Thu, 25 Mar 1999 04:00:00


I've just started doing bowls using the long accumulated s***ends of
my canes. (The stuff was really starting to pile up!)

Is anyone else out there doing bowls or polymer "baskets"?

Christy
--
Skip and Christy Hensler
THE ROCK GARDEN
Newport, Wash.
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Post by ELIZABET » Thu, 25 Mar 1999 04:00:00


J. F Hensler wrote

Quote:
>I've just started doing bowls using the long

accumulated s***ends of
Quote:
>my canes. (The stuff was really starting to pile up!)

>Is anyone else out there doing bowls or polymer

"baskets"?

Hi,
   No, I haven't tried this, but what a great idea!
Those cane ends are starting to pile up, here, too,
and they're really too pretty to just use inside
beads. Thanks for giving me a better use for them!
Elizabeth

 
 
 

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Post by SHANEANG » Sat, 27 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Hi People!

I've made a lot of bowls and yes, they eat clay up. Especially all that cool
stuff you don't know what to do with. Pictures------->
http//members.aol.com/shaneangel/new.html

I use a stainless steel cereal bowl turned upside down on a table or whatever.
Cut cane slices a little thinner than 1/4 inch and lay these all on the bowl
with edges butting up against each other. Make the design you like. The slices
can be picked up and rearranged until you like it. I use nothing inbetween the
clay and the bowl.Fill in all the small spaces between the slices with a solid
color or smaller cane pieces until you have the smallest spaces between stuff
as you can. I use a *** ink brayer and then beginning at the highest part of
the bowl (will later be the bottom because it's upside down) start smoothing
out the slices and getting them to all go together. Sometimes this takes some
muscle. It isn't a delicate step. Work your way with the brayer all around the
bowl. Careful of the edge or lip of the bowl that you don't run over the edge
with the brayer or you get a thin edge. Bake.

While the bowl is hot right out of the oven stick it under cold running water
and with your finger tips work on popping the clay off the bowl by working
around the edge and loosening it. There is a big suction thing going on here.
The inside of the bowl comes out very shiny. The outside can be sanded down
really nice and smooth.

Have fun!
Shane

 
 
 

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Post by KCREDC » Wed, 07 Apr 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>-Beth Curran
>>Having smoking and nonsmoking sections in a restaurant is like having peeing
>and nonpeeing sections in a pool<

GREAT POINT...I've often felt that no matter WHAT...you end UP SMELLING
IT...then smelling like it...on your coat, in your hair...
(btw...I DID smoke PAST TENSE...but OUTSIDE and ALONE ONLY...and NOT
OFTEN...SMOKE FREE...for about 1 1/2 months now...for ME...ONE a day was A
LOT!)  was around someone one night at their house...gees...I HAD A HORRID sore
throat the next day...and for a couple after that...TG I QUIT...I hated it
anyhow...more than one would make me sick...LOL
Kim
 
 
 

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Post by KCREDC » Wed, 07 Apr 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>Hey KC!!  I'd love to see your stained glass canes. Bring 'em to show at the
>next guild mtg, eh??

MISSED IT...was feeling ILL...I guess you didn't see my "slice" at the
retreat...I ALSO had a sconce covered with that same cane...one day I will
sand/buff it...someday...

OK...I HAVE TO GO to the next meeting...but I HAVE to make my ***ie Tiny (3"?)
tiles first (eeeek!)(18 of them)...

I "heard" I missed a GREAT MEETING...darned sinus trouble/meds...they really
messed up my HEAD...

Kim

 
 
 

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Post by SHOUT » Thu, 08 Apr 1999 04:00:00


Hi Kim - I guess I did miss your "slice" and the sconce at retreat,,bring
it, bring it, if you can!!  Yes the ***ie tiles are 3" x 3" - I better get
started on mine too eh ,,LOL! Hope to see you there and hope you're feeling
better.

Geo
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Quote:

>>Hey KC!!  I'd love to see your stained glass canes. Bring 'em to show at the
>>next guild mtg, eh??

>MISSED IT...was feeling ILL...I guess you didn't see my "slice" at the
>retreat...I ALSO had a sconce covered with that same cane...one day I will
>sand/buff it...someday...

>OK...I HAVE TO GO to the next meeting...but I HAVE to make my ***ie Tiny (3"?)
>tiles first (eeeek!)(18 of them)...

>I "heard" I missed a GREAT MEETING...darned sinus trouble/meds...they really
>messed up my HEAD...

>Kim