What is Fimo Effect clay?

Asked By: Mabrouka Williame | Last Updated: 16th March, 2020
Category: hobbies and interests beadwork
4.4/5 (211 Views . 24 Votes)
FIMO effect is a fantastic creative addition to FIMO soft and FIMO professional. This clay allows you to create some very special effects: depending on the colour you choose, your creations will look like real stone, have a mystical lustre to them or glow in the dark.

Click to see full answer


People also ask, does Fimo clay dry out?

Sculpey, Cernit & Fimo Soft. Polymer clays are plastic modelling compounds that come in many colors, can be formed into any shape, and will bake permanently hard in a home oven. They won't dry out until they are baked hard (if properly stored, kept cool and dark).

Beside above, what is Fimo clay made of? The oven-hardening modelling clay FIMO is a PVC-based compound. In comparison to “normal” modelling material, FIMO is much stronger – this structure allows the modelling of small and delicate objects, for example. The FIMO compound is made of plastic powder, plasticisers and additives.

Beside above, how do you use Fimo clay?

Place the modelled object on aluminium foil or a glass plate and let it harden in the oven for a maximum of 30 minutes at a temperature of 110°C/230°F. FIMO will only be completely hardened when cooled down to room temperature. Use epoxy glue to repair broken parts as well as to connect FIMO with metal parts.

Is Fimo clay toxic?

You'll see that polymer clay does not release toxic fumes and does not create a residue in your oven when baked as directed. Or even when baked a little hotter than directed. When polymer clay burns, however, it does release hydrogen chloride gas, which is caustic and will burn your lungs (but is not exactly toxic).

39 Related Question Answers Found

Can you soften Fimo clay?

How To Soften Polymer Clay By Adding Plasticizers: The best option is to add a few drops of translucent liquid polymer clay. You can also use mineral oil, baby oil, Sculpey Clay Softener or Fimo Quick Mix.

Does air dry clay expire?

But today, I want to specifically talk about air dry clay. Probably all of you already know this, but yes there is a shelf life for Air Dry Clay – especially if you have opened the packet. There is also a shelf life for it even if you have not opened it.

Can you soften clay in the microwave?

To soften polymer clay, hold it in your hands so your body heat can warm it up. If the clay is especially hard, lay a hot water bottle over the clay for about 20 minutes, or microwave it for 10 seconds at a time until it is warm.

Why is my polymer clay crumbling?

The softener in the clay, which is on an oil base, have a tendency to leak and/or evaporate over time, so the PVC particles become misplaced and dried. When you take an old polymer clay into your hands it starts to crumble because PVC particles do not have enough softener to re-distribute and bind again.

Can I use olive oil to soften polymer clay?


So you can use Sculpey Clay Conditioner, oils (baby oil, olive oil, vegetable oil, mineral oil) to soften polymer clay. Cut up, crumble or break down the hardened polymer clay into small pieces. Put into zip lock bag or use cling wrap.

How long does polymer clay stay conditioned?

18. HOW LONG DOES POLYMER CLAY KEEP FOR? It will keep indefinitely if stored in an airtight and cool environment. Fresh clay is generally softer and easier to work.

Why is my polymer clay not hardening?

Make sure that your oven temperature is correct. If the temperature is too low your polymer clay will not cure properly. Improperly cured clay is very weak and brittle, and susceptible to breaking. Certain polymer clay brands are more brittle than others.

How do you revive dry polymer clay?

In general, the basic procedure is to chop up the clay in tiny bits (with a blade, crumble it up, or use an old thrift store food processor). Then add some Sculpey Clay Softener, mineral or baby oil , or liquid polymer clay to it. Mix it up, put it in a ziploc sandwich bag, and leave it alone for a few days.

What is the difference between Fimo Soft and Fimo professional?

Unlike FIMO soft and other sorts of FIMO, FIMO professional has a firmer consistency. This gives the clay more dimensional stability, making it exceptionally well-suited to highly detailed artwork. Thanks to the pure pigments of our True Colours, the brilliant colours can be mixed exactly.

What is the difference between Fimo Soft and Fimo effect?


When used in combination with FIMO effect, even beginners will achieve some truly breathtaking results. FIMO professional is harder than FIMO soft, so it takes a little more work to shape it. It is therefore more suitable for experienced artists and for intricate modelling projects.

Does Fimo shrink when you bake it?

This temperature is significantly less than for mineral clays and can be achieved using a home oven. Professional polymer clay brands shrink very little when cured Brands of polymer clay include Cernit, Fimo, Kato Polyclay, Sculpey, and Crafty Argentina.

Can you bake Fimo clay in a normal oven?

Using a Conventional Oven. Preheat your oven according to the clay's instructions. Usually, Cernit, Fimo, Premo, Sculpey, and Souffle clay should be baked at 275 °F (135 °C). Kato clay should be baked at 300 °F (149 °C) and Pardo clay should be baked at 325 °F (163 °C).

Is there clear polymer clay?

Pardo and Cernit's translucents are the most clear by far, and have little color cast. Premo's translucent polymer clays are quite clear, but have a beige color cast. Fimo, Sculpey III, and Kato have translucent clays that are not very clear. Any translucent will be cloudy when thick, none are perfectly transparent.

Can you microwave Fimo?

The good news for Microwaving the polymer clay, the Fimo Clay recomended baking temperature is 110º C (230º F), this temperature is even more suitable to microwave the Fimo Polymer Clay and fully cured the clay.

How do you store Fimo clay?


Storing FIMO correctly
Oven-hardening FIMO does not need to be stored in an airtight container, but should be kept away from dust. FIMO should also be stored away from heat and sunshine. We recommend storing it in aluminium foil or PE bags in a cool and dry place. Avoid contact with polystyrene or PVC.

How much does Fimo clay cost?

At just $2.79 per 2 oz., the price of Premo! Sculpey® clay will delight you as much as its creative possibilities.

Can you paint Fimo clay?

Painting. Baked Fimo clay or Sculpey clay can be painted with acrylic paints. Craftmill has a huge range of hobby acrylic paints in both standard artist colours and a huge range of specialist colours. Do not use enamel paint as it will not dry properly.