Sometimes when you don't use polymer clay for awhile, it will dry out. Given that polymer clay is generally expensive, you'll want to save it. I've tried this method a lot of times with Fimo, but I think it is suitable for other polymer clay.
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- Dry clay (raw)
- Scalpel and/or blaze
- Baby oil
- Pasta machine (optional)
- Mug warmer (optional)
Cut the dry clay into pieces. The smaller the pieces are, the easier and quicker you'll do the process.
Process the clay into the pasta machine to crumble it.
Put the clay on the mug warmer: it will help to melt the clay without cooking it. If you don't have a mug warmer, you can use the warm of your hands. Put some baby oil drops on it.
Put the clay on the board and start to work it, trying to put it back together. You'll notice that with oil and warm it will be soften.
Repeat steps 3, 4 and 5 until you're happy with the result.
Now the clay is back at its softness!