Why not Cernit?

Why not Cernit?

Post by Thalass » Fri, 14 May 1999 04:00:00



In lurking through this newsgroup, I've seen a number of discussions
about Fimo vs. Premo/CFC vs. Sculpey III, but there don't seem to be
many people who use Cernit.  Is there a reason why Cernit isn't more
popular?  I was thinking about trying it, but before I mail order a
bunch I'd like to hear from anybody who's had a bad experience with it
or just disliked working with it.

Thanks much

Thalassa

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Why not Cernit?

Post by Stephanie Gang » Fri, 14 May 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

>In lurking through this newsgroup, I've seen a number of discussions
>about Fimo vs. Premo/CFC vs. Sculpey III, but there don't seem to be
>many people who use Cernit.  Is there a reason why Cernit isn't more
>popular?  I was thinking about trying it, but before I mail order a
>bunch I'd like to hear from anybody who's had a bad experience with it
>or just disliked working with it.

I actually like working with Cernit very much. It is my preferred clay
with Premo running a close second. I do know that it is a bit more difficult
for me to get because I have to mail order it. I have not had any bad
experiences with it at all. All of the clays have a different feeling to
them when working with them. Try it out you may like it very much.
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Why not Cernit?

Post by Helen Fleisch » Sat, 15 May 1999 04:00:00




Quote:
>In lurking through this newsgroup, I've seen a number of discussions
>about Fimo vs. Premo/CFC vs. Sculpey III, but there don't seem to be
>many people who use Cernit.  Is there a reason why Cernit isn't more
>popular?  I was thinking about trying it, but before I mail order a
>bunch I'd like to hear from anybody who's had a bad experience with it
>or just disliked working with it.

>Thanks much

>Thalassa

Mostly I think it's about availability. Cernit is a bit harder to find,
in my area than Fimo and Premo, and tends to be priced higher when you
do find it.


 Helen "Halla" Fleischer,
 Fantasy & Fiber Artist in Fairland, MD USA

 
 
 

Why not Cernit?

Post by LynnD » Sat, 15 May 1999 04:00:00




Quote:
>In lurking through this newsgroup, I've seen a number of discussions
>about Fimo vs. Premo/CFC vs. Sculpey III, but there don't seem to be
>many people who use Cernit.  Is there a reason why Cernit isn't more
>popular?  I was thinking about trying it, but before I mail order a
>bunch I'd like to hear from anybody who's had a bad experience with it
>or just disliked working with it.

I love the appearance of Cernit and have always wanted to work with
it, but it isn't so available around here.  That's probably the major
reason it isn't discussed much.  The store that does carry it in my
local area must cater to doll makers, because the range of colors
seems to be all the fleshes and browns imaginable and nothing else.

LynnDel
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Why not Cernit?

Post by C.Simpso » Sat, 15 May 1999 04:00:00


It depends what you want to do. I have found that Cernit alone is a poor
choice for*** because it goes soft, floppy, and sticky very quickly
when handled a lot. However, it can't be beat for strength and for a
beautiful porcelainlike finish. The colours are great. I tend to mix
clays willy-nilly, so often add a chunk of Cernit to an old Fimo or
Promat to ease the conditioning, or to Sculpey to boost its strength.  
Hope this helps.
Cheers, Cathy
 
 
 

Why not Cernit?

Post by wpi.. » Sat, 15 May 1999 04:00:00




Quote:
> In lurking through this newsgroup, I've seen a number of discussions
> about Fimo vs. Premo/CFC vs. Sculpey III, but there don't seem to be
> many people who use Cernit.  Is there a reason why Cernit isn't more
> popular?  I was thinking about trying it, but before I mail order a
> bunch I'd like to hear from anybody who's had a bad experience with it
> or just disliked working with it.

> Thanks much

> Thalassa

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Cernit is available from Rio Grande in all kinds of colors.

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Why not Cernit?

Post by Lesley Kloppe » Mon, 17 May 1999 04:00:00


Cernit is so much easier to condition than Fimo that I believe it would be
an excellent choice for anyone who does not have a great deal of hand
strength - e.g.. arthritis. Being softer than Fimo it is not suitable for
very fine modelling detail but it is wonderful for conditioning and
revitalising old, hard Fimo and the pigments are very strong and vibrant. I
have also found that Cernit that is more than a year old is perfect for
use - newer clay softens a bit too quickly.

I am by no means a polyclay expert but I gave a workshop last year to our
dollhouse miniature club on making miniature foods - mostly vegetables, with
poly clay. I used Cernit because it was freely available and actually
cheaper than Fimo in South Africa. I was delighted with the results and so
were the 35 or so workshoppers.

Premo is not available here so I can't compare.

Lesley
Johannesburg, South Africa