Wednesday, May 28, 2008

New Stuff To Try

From the wonderful Andy and Susan at theclaystore.com, I ordered a variety of translucent clay in the never ending quest for translucent amber and jade.  As we speak I am cooking some lavender jade.  I keep thinking that one day I will find just the perfect combination and it will come out of my oven transparent!  Yep. I think so.  It could happen.  You know, I got some of that Fimo Effect clay and it says, right there on the label, in 3 languages, "transparent".   I believe them.

Would the Fimo company lie to me?  I'm shocked! This is the same company that without a backwards glance discontinued the best gloss in the universe.  Now, why, you ask?  The Fimo company is apparently afraid that some nasty chemical might cause disease.  Isn't that nice?  500 gazillion motor vehicles all over the planet spewing God knows what and they are worried about polymer clay.  But, never fear, they have replaced the best gloss in the universe with a pale replacement.  It makes a nice gloss.  Yep, it does.  IF.  IF you can get it to stick to the clay. Usually it just balls up like you were brushing it onto wet pasta with oil.  But, if you are willing to spend some time going over and over and over your creation, eventually it will stick and dry. Really.  I have some.  I do this.  

I am thinking about saving all my money and using it for a trip to Germany where I can go to the Fimo plant and throw a hissy fit.  Be fun.  Serve them right. 

2 comments:

Tina Holden said...

Hi Moe,
am shocked to hear this news because I'm a Fimo Gloss Fan! I guess I did right in purchasing 18 large (35ml) jars, but am seriously concerned WHY they decided to pull this now, after 20 some YEARS!!! There are so many other artist products out there known to cause health problems, so with proper labelling...
Well, Fimo Gloss Varnish evaporates fast and when lacquering a whole bunch of stuff at once, it is pretty smelly and should be done with good ventilation. I just don't understand.

MoeArt said...

It's to make us crazy!