Emma Todd's Amazing Polymer Penchant
I was so inspired when I saw Emma Todd's new polymer flower necklace. It is beautiful. While I was reading Bead Soup Cafe Facebook she posted this and I couldn’t help but check it out. I decided I had to give my clay a try and see what I could create. So I went down into my studio (which is really the basement, but saying calling it the studio make it sound like I am a real artist) and pulled out all the amazing polymer clay that has been sitting for months. I had totally forgotten all about the amazing colors I had purchased. I can't remember why I ever stopped using it. So I gathered some of the colors I wanted to work with and threw them in my bag. We were going to see some of my family out of town so I thought the long car ride would be a perfect place for me to create. So as our journey began I pulled out all the clay and opened the baggie it had been stored and OMG, it was hard as a ROCK! So for the next hour and a half I couldn’t do anything with it. I sat it up in the windshield and thought maybe the heat would help soften the clay. NOPE! Not at all. UGGHH! Now what? So I got on the internet and it said I could use baby oil on it to soften it, which I tired, it was a total mess. I gave up. Now I am so discouraged I have tons of clay that is hard as a rock and don’t have a clue what I am going to do with it now. Since Emma is an expert at working with this medium maybe she could suggest some way to make it soft again so it doesn’t end up in the trash can.