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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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Do you love chevrons then you’ll love these New Silkscreens

2 fun new silkscreen designs just what the Dr. ordered with kids back in school now its time for mom’s creative time!

                       

Do you love geometric shapes and clean lines, how about chevrons. Then I’ve got the silkscreens for you.

 

Capreoli affers 3 versions and sizes of the chevron with  a double vision chevron to the small earring sized chevron you’ll find just the right version to create with.

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Chevy reversal offers 2  approaches to the chevron with both the positive and negative image of the same chevron. You can turn your favorite blends and designs into chevrons. Or use those same designs to be the dividing lines of the chevron offering 2 great looks with one design.

 

 

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