Posted in Polymer on March 12th, 2010 by ralphg
Polymer clay or famous as'Play-Dough' clay are colorful, sculptable art medium made from polymer polyvinyl chloride. It routinely contains no clay minerals and is only known as'clay' because its texture and feasibility look like those of mineral clay. Artists, hobbyists and children all find polymer clay agood material to make art. Few instruments are required for working with polymer clay and are usually found round the house. For the sake of this article though, we focus at the use of the polymer clay pasta machine.
A polymer clay pasta machine like any pasta machine is generally used for pasta making. However, many saw the usefulness of the pasta machine in the field of humanities especially when it comes to clay modeling explaining why it too is employed generally by many . It can be used for conditioning clay, for mixing several clay colours, for producing sheets with unvarying thickness and even making patterned clay sheets. With this machine, techniques like marbling and slab working can be easily done. Since chrome steel is extremely durable and polymer clay will not simply stick to the surface, many pasta machines are made using this material. Like the Amaco Pasta Machine, there are many stainless steel pasta machines specifically intended for use with polymer clay that are being sold. It has seven thickness settings, a removable crank and a clamp to hold it onto the work surface. To permit both hands to turn the crank, some even come with feeder trays. To wash, use a dry material or brush to wipe off any extra oil that was left by the polymer clay. To help the roller turn smoothly, put a small amount of oil to the gears and joints. The employment of water should be avoided to prevent the machine and its parts from rusting.
Polymer clay pasta machine like any pasta machine is a delicate tool. Given maximum concern and attention it can last a lifetime.