That being said, I have a few last tips to share with you before I go.
The wax paper is still quite helpful because my roller is not sticking to the clay as I work, and the Paperclay® removes from the sheet quite easily. The wax paper does cause some wrinkles in the clay, but this is easily remedied by a wet finger rubbed over it, or texture added from a stamp or texture plate. I always keep a large spray bottle filled with water nearby so that I can mist my Paperclay® as needed.
The next thing I discovered is, this technique will also work in your clay-dedicated pasta machine, if you have one. Just free the clay from the wax paper, and insert the whole thing through the opening in the rollers, and give it a go. Do this each time before decreasing the thickness, and you shouldn't have any problem.
Did you know that if your clay is sticking to your molds, you can mist water onto the mold to form a release? It allows the clay to be removed from the mold without ruining the clay. I was using these push molds and the clay would not come off of the mold, even after pushing it through the cutter. So, I know that water, when misted on clay molds, will release polymer clay, so why not try this technique and see if it works for Paperclay®. Much to my amazement, it DID! I was once again a happy camper.
As you can see in the photo below, the clay remained on the craft sheet, not the mold cutter itself, even though I had to press into it to get the embossing.
I hope you find these tips helpful. The more I work with Paperclay®, the more discoveries I make about the product. It truly is easy to work with and quite versatile. I hope you will continue to visit the Creative Paperclay online store and blog for the new team's upcoming creations. It should be fun and inspiring.
As for me, you can always find me at Black Hole Art Studio. Please stop by every now and then and say hello. I am about to embark on another exciting journey, and I would love for you to follow along. More details about that to follow. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and as always, have a wonderful week, and keep on claying!!!