I have 3 questions: I just started using polymer clay.

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    rblakneyposted 7 years ago

    I have 3 questions:
    I just started using polymer clay.

    I just started using polymer clay. Why isn't my polymer clay hard once it is baked?  It definantly harder but still has a bit of give to it.  Is this normal?

    Also, when putting putting transfers on clay, burnish, wet then the image is transferred. then baked, sometimes the image is cracking.  do you have any tips?

    Also when using magic gloss on polymer clay do i have to have a uv light?  I used it on some baked polymer and then placed it in the sunlight and it wouldn't cure, then i re baked it.  Once pice harded and one didn't?

    Thank you so much

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    Max Lehmannposted 7 years ago

    I can't answer all your questions as you're doing stuff I've never tried. If your clay isn't hardening, though, I would suggest you leave it in the oven for longer.

    It does depend on what clay you used - some are deliberately made to be flexible, you can even buy polymer clay that creates erasers, but the basic stuff should end up reasonably solid. If you're creating long thin poles or something like that then they will flex a bit, as will very flat thin slabs, but it should only be by a little. Perhaps there is something a bit odd about your oven? Maybe a cold spot within it, or perhaps it's not heating as hot as it claims. Try different positions and experiment with leaving the clay in there for longer.