As for my sun exposure, I only had one color sitting on the dash and the air conditioner was on. I was impatient so it was barely even warm. As for the other 20 colors, yes I said 20, they have been stored in zip lock freezer bag in their original packaging in a storage tub. Some haven’t even been opened. I bought FIMO and there was one other brand but I can't remember off the top of my head what brand it was. They all seemed stiff when I bought them expect for a few that were soft. So maybe I was buying old clay to begin with???
I have started feeling them before I buy them to hopefully avoid buying really hard clay. Since I didn’t try working with it very long and didn’t have anything but my hands to manipulate it I figured I should put a little more effort into it since I am home and have some tools to work with and the pasta machine.
Thanks Monique I goggled tonight and found that using baby oil might work plus I have clay softener too. I figure it can’t hurt it at this point. I am going to try both of them and run it through the pasta machine and see what happens. I will let everyone know my results. Keep your finger crossed!