Thrifting Thursday 7-10-14
The three figures at left will be covered with PC cane or mokume gane technique.
It doesn't matter what they look like in the 'before' state [yes they are all ugly] I try to find figures with very little detail and that are no more than $1. These were .45-.75 each.
Here you see a candy mold. I think it will work well for polymer, various leaf and swirl shapes. It was 10 cents, could you have walked by and left it there? I think not.
Toaster ovens, while portable, are notoriously inaccurate in the temperature department. I tested this one out and it is no exception, it runs VERY hot. I am going to get a second thermometer and see if I can find a happy medium.
I will have to test cure some clay pieces and see if I can find that 'sweet spot' before I unleash it on students. The last thing you want is to burn someone's project.
Do you use a toaster oven to cure clay? If so can you share your tips for success in using it. I'd sure appreciate it.
Thanks for stopping by today~ Have a great weekend! ~ Tammie
|Set for just under 275- and running at 325....|