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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 while the other two are busy cranking the machine and catching the clay as it feeds out the bottom. Well maybe this little trick will help you a bit. I just wish I remembered 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.

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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.

Wa-la 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

that was easy

Happy Claying,

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Looking for a fun new tutorial to try this weekend. Make this reversalable Pendant

Looking for a simple but complex looking project to try this weekend. Check out this reversible pendant tutorial I found by Svetlana Belova. It is written in Russian but the photos are easy to follow.

I love scrolling through Pinterest to see what fun ideas I like. Here is one I found and like it’s quite simple in the design.

I can imagine this being done in colors from a subtle monochromatic, complementary, or even a wonderfully bold triad color scheme.

All you need are a few basic polymer clay tools.

And your choice of polymer clay colors.

Get the full tutorial here

And as always you can find a wonderful array of tools, clays, and supplies at Linda’s Art Spot.

Happy Claying,

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