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Hey there!! not sure if I've put this post in the right place:(
But yeah, basically I made some fimo beads for a necklace! and I've attempted to sand them (after baking) as they had a few imperfections (like fingerprints ect). I've got out the marks... but now the clay has a white-ish look to it which I cant get out!
This is my first time trying to sand fimo, & i have noo idea what im doing! ahh!
If i cant get off the white-ish look to it, would varnishing it make it better? Though i would rather not varnish it:(
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE:):):):):):)
I don't have a lot of expertise in this area, but I don't think the varnish would help a whole lot. I don't think there is a ton to do about it. You may want to paint (lightly) over it for this batch. Otherwise, next time I would use gloves when using the clay, so then later not have to worry about sanding it. Or do it regular then before baking with gloves clean it up. I hope I helped, but again, not a ton of knowledge here :)
I had to sand & carve down the inside of a clay ring i made (bc i made it too small). I used black clay & it did the same thing. All i did was get it wet, like wipe it with damp towel & it mostly came off & was back to normal. Carving/shaving off with a exacto-knife lessens it ...but i dont think u can do that with beads LOL. Try using a metal file instead of a sandpaper like one too, might help. :/
Thank you everyone for your replies!!:):) They were very helpful!
I will definately be using some gloves next time!! & I think it actually went white because i got them wet!! I left them over night & when i looked back at them again they didnt have the white-ish look to them anymore, maybe because they had dried out completely? I have no idea! its a mystery!