Is Your Polymer Clay Sticking to the Cutters?

Christmas polymer clay cutters

Here are some tips for using the 3D printed polymer clay cutters and to prevent sticking and always achieve the best looking clay jewelry!

  • First things first! Your surface is the most important one to prevent clay sticking to your cutters. Using a surface with good adhesion is very important, such as glossy ceramic tile, marble, glass or even your kitchen counter! Please avoid baking paper and wooden surfaces, because baking paper has a special coating to prevent baked goods sticking to it, and it is the same with clay. If your clay doesn't stick to the surface, it will get stuck in the cutters!
  • If you are using a pasta machine, try rolling a slab with a thinner setting and work your way up to the thickest one. Some cutters with a lot of detail can require a thinner clay and work better this way!
  • Make sure the clay is really stuck to the surface by rolling your acrylic roller on top a couple times. 
  • With a little brush, try dusting your cutters with cornstarch and also try applying a thin layer on the clay as well. You can always brush off the excess cornstarch with a brush after cutting!
  • You can also try dipping your cutters into a bowl of water, but keep in mind that Fimo brand clay doesn't like water at all, for Fimo use the cornstarch method.
  • If your clay is heated up let it sit a little and wait for it to cool down, warmer clay is easier to condition, but it is also more prone to sticking to the cutters. You can also put it in the fridge for a little while.
  • Try laying a piece of cling wrap on top of your rolled clay before cutting it. It will separate the cutter from the clay and also create a more rounded look with a 3D effect! 
  • After you press your cutters, wiggle it around before lifting, also lifting the part with the most detail first works better!

Hope you like these tips! Be sure to follow for more!


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