Product Type: Fimo Art / Craft
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Fimo Modelling Clay
Author Name: superness11
Fimo Modelling Clay
Advantages: unlease your creativity
Fimo has been around for many years; in fact since the 1970's. I used to play with it all the same as a child and as an adult I used it to make bits and bobs to decorate cards and make them look a bit different. You can buy it at craft shops and although it is not the cheapest of things, you can have some fun with it and create models or as I have done, make flat models to stick on cards.
==Price and availability==
The cost of a starter set which includes 10 colours will cost around £11. Each block is 25 g and you can buy them separately for around £1.80. Craft shops or even Toys R Us are the best bet for items such as this.
The little blocks come in a cellophane wrapper. It is soft and mouldable like play-doh but a little harder. The fimo colours are really vivid and you can really go to town on your models but blending two colours together. The clay gets more mouldable the longer you have it in your hands and keep it warm. Once you have created your masterpiece you need to pop it in the oven, this takes out all the moisture and you are left with a hard model to varnish. You can use Fimo varnish or buy a different brand.
As a child, I hade some lovely little models and really enjoyed being creative and doing something different to just painting and colouring. You can make the clay into colourful beads and as long as you leave a hole in the bead, once dry, you can sting it up and have your own individual jewellery piece.
My most recent exploration with this unusual medium was to make flat little cats and dogs and stick them to the front of homemade cards to make them individual and personal.
The clay is so easy to work with and what I did was roll out a flat piece of pink clay mixed with a little yellow so it created a mixture of colours and swirls as the two colours met. I then rolled out a smaller circle of pink clay and added cheeks, ears and eyes. I set the head on top of the body, added little feet and a tail and placed it on a baking tray. Once dry, I varnished it and using craft glue stuck a magnet on to the back. I placed this on front of the card and using another magnet inside the card, the cat was held on. On the front of a card I had a birthday message written on. The cat was now a magnet so my friend could remove it from the card and stick it on to her fridge! A present and a card all in one! I love this medium and I recommend it for adults and children alike.
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