Introduction: Possibilities of Fimo Werkplaats IDC
This Instructable was created to show the possibilities of Fimo clay.
Fimo is a polymer clay. The material comes in many different colors. Once shaped, Fimo is baked in a standard oven for about 30 minutes at 110 °C. Once baked, it can be cut, drilled, painted, sanded, and sliced thinly.
There Are 5 Types of Fimo clay: Fimo classic, Fimo Soft, Fimo Effects, Fimo kids, Fimo professional.
Step 1: Preheating the Oven
Preheat the oven to 110 °C. (See figure)
Step 2: Making the Fimo Soft
Make the clay soft and sculpting-ready.
The best way is to knead the clay firmly.
Step 3: Modelling
Model the clay into the desired shapes.
TIP Use everyday objects (rolling pin, knives, ...) in order to edit the Fimo-clay.
If you wish to confirm clay on for example steel wire, it is possibe to model it before placing it in the oven.
Step 4: Baking
Place the baking dish with Fimo creations in the preheated oven.
110 °C - 30 min
Step 5: Cooling Down
After 30 minutes the Fimo creations are ready to cool down.
Step 6: Finishing
Further finish is possible if you wish.
There are different kinds of Fimo accessories that can be used here.
For a smoother surface the baked-clay can be wetted and sanded.
If you want a glossy coating on the clay, you can do this with varnish.
TIP The baked Fimo-clay can be confirmed afterwards on other surfaces, with superglue.