Can you bake polymer clay with metal in it?

Metal of any kind is absolutely no problem to bake with polymer clay (or with liquid polymer clay).

Can you bake polymer clay with wire in it?

You can use a wire armature to stiffen the extended parts of a Sculpy (polymer clay) figure, and bake it without the piece cracking, unlike the way ceramic clay behaves.

Can you bake Sculpey with metal?

What kind of baking surfaces should I use? The best baking surface is glass, metal pan or metal baking sheet, or the Sculpey® Oven-Safe Work Mat . Since paper will not catch fire at such a low temperature, it is safe to use cardboard, index cards, card stock paper or parchment paper to use under your piece in the oven.

Do you put holes in polymer clay before or after baking?

A much cleaner and better looking hole can be made after the polymer clay has been baked, using a drill bit. Drilling in baked polymer clay is super easy to do. By holding off on adding holes to your polymer clay beads until after they are baked… gives you more options.

Can you bake eye pins with polymer clay?

Many people just shove an eye pin into the top of a raw polymer clay charm and then bake it. Polymer clay does not actually bond to wire, so although the eye pin may hold for a while, it will eventually become loose and fall out. Some people will use glue or liquid clay on their eye pin to secure it.

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How do you know when Super Sculpey is done baking?

When you remove your Sculpey piece from the oven, you might not think it’s done. The color should have darkened slightly, but not changed substantially, and there should be no brown edges or burnt spots. It will still feel a bit soft — but don’t worry, that’s a good sign.

How do you keep polymer clay flat when baking?

To add extra weight and keep everything nice and flat, a piece of parchment paper is placed on top of the polymer clay and another tile is placed on top of that. Make sure to put the smooth sides of the tiles next to the clay rather than the backside of the tile which often has rough ridges.

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