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Unread 11-05-2012, 07:44 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Scrapjanny View Post
Very interesting. How do you bake it, and what setting do you use? Thanks.
Can I use the Melting Pot and a Project Pan for polymer clay?

Yes, using a Project Pan in the Melting Pot is a great way to cure polymer clay without burning the bottom of the clay piece. Place the clay directly in the Project Pan. (If you donít want the back of the clay piece that touches the pan to be shiny, put a piece of polyester batting cut to fit inside the pan before placing the clay in it.) Heat the Melting Pot to the UTEE setting (360 degrees). Since you are using the Project Pan, it will diffuse the heat to a lower temperature (about 265).

Depending upon the clay manufacturer's instructions, the rule of thumb is one quarter inch of clay takes 20 minutes. It is a good idea to have a thermometer handy to check the temperature of 265 as you would with your toaster oven as well - this assures that the clay is baked at the proper temperature so that the plasticizers built into the clay are baked out and that the cured clay is not brittle.

Video: Using the Melting Pot as an Oven for Polymer Clay Tutorial - YouTube
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