Mar 30, 2010

Polymer Clay Finishing Kit

Hooray! The long awaited Polymer Clay Finishing Kit is finally here.

So what exactly IS the Polymer Clay Finishing Kit? Well, basically it's a small kit that I have compiled that will help beginner and average polymer clay users improve the quality of their work by means of cleanliness and the sanding, buffing, and polishing process. Small details like cleanliness and these finishing techniques can significantly up the value of your work and refine your work habits, as well.

What will you find in this kit?
  • Two (2) bars of "Lady Fingers" soap
  • Four (4) sheets each of 400, 600, 800, 1000, and 1200 Wet/Dry Sandpaper
  • One (1) buffing cloth
  • One (1) polishing cloth
  • One (1) instruction booklet
The "Lady Fingers" soap included in this kit was a special formula compiled by Heather of Beautiful Soaps (www.BeautifulSoaps.etsy.com) and I for the use of Polymer Clay artists. It is completely all-natural and is useful for those of us with "polymer palm". It contains apricot seeds and pumice which gently exfoliate the hands, thus removing any dead skin that can get onto your clay as well as any dirt or residue left on your hands after you are finished claying. It contains a vast array of citrus essential oils for cutting through that grime left on your hands and aloe vera to soften your hands and fingers after you've worked them to the bone.

"Lady Fingers" Soap Ingredients:
*Olive Coconut Palm Soybean Oils
*Apricot Seeds
*Ground Pumice
*Essential and Fragrance Oils
*Aloe Vera
*Sodium Hydroxide
*H2O

The wet/dry sandpaper is of the upmost quality, and you will receive four 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" sheets of each grit - 400, 600, 800, 1000, and 1200. The buffing cloth is made from canvas, and the polishing cloth is 100% cotton and washable. :)

I put together a cute little 12 page booklet called, "The Lil' Monster Kookies Booklet of Polymer Clay Enlightment", which gives 15 tips on bettering your polymer clay workspace and work habits, a concise guide on how to sand, buff and polish your polymer clay, as well as a small list I compiled of my favourite online polymer clay suppliers. If requested, I can also include the e-book version of this booklet along with your order - just let me know the e-mail in which to send it to.

If you don't have the means or sources of gathering together the necessary supplies you need to sand, buff and polish your clay, or perhaps you don't know where to start, this is a great little kit that will get you started and well aquainted with the entire process. Many people I have spoken to that use this process say that their clay creations look 100% better and that they get a lot more value out of their pieces.

You can grab the kit here: Polymer Clay Finishing Kit

There are only six kits left!!!