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Tips on how to keep your polymer clay from sticking to your pasta machine

Do you wish you had three hands?  One to feed your polymer clay into the pasta machine to keep it from sticking to the rail and two that are busy cranking the machine and catching the clay as it feeds out the bottom? Wel,l maybe this little trick will help you a bit.  I just wish I remembe where I learned it!  It’s especially helpful on my Makins Clay machine because of the extra wide body and large skinner blends I like to make.

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Smooth it on and over the bend of the rail cover to the back.

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Trim to fit.


View from the back.

This will help when you let go of the clay with your feeding hand and let the polymer clay slide easily over the rail and into the pasta machine without sticking and stretching out your clay. Now you can use that hand to catch.

Voila,!  It’s almost as good as having a third hand!


You can find this and other helpful tutorials at Linda’s Art Spot  Or check out my full line of wonderful polymer clay and craft supplies.

that was easy

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Happy Claying,

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Cernit Opaline Polymer Clay

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Cernit Opaline Polymer Clay offers a wonderful porcelain effect due to its 50% opacity finish.  Perfect for crafters and professionals alike!

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It is available in 14 colors which can be mixed to create a beautiful spectrum of colors.  Cernit polymer clay is ideal for delicate work and offers a high tensile strength.  It allows you to work with the thinnest pieces imaginable.

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Linda’s Art Spot carries all 14 colors of Cernit Opaline Polymer Clay.  How will you use it?

Cernit Opaline at Linda’s Art Spot