Paint Palletes - what material?


I wondered if the plastic paint pallettes are up to baking as I cannot find any perfectly sherical alluminium ones on the UK. Many thanks

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Oct 15, 2011
Substitute for palettes
by: Anonymous

You may find the aluminum pans for escargots will work. They are the same size.

Oct 03, 2011
Plastic Paint Palettes
by: Mary

I wondered the same thing. However, I have had a chance to try it out and found that at such a low temperature (265)that they remain intact.

Once you get the pieces baked you need to sand them down by rubbing them against sandpaper to get a smooth edge to join them together. I glued the half domes together. After they dried, I rolled out snakes of clay to encase the sides and cover up the joins. I used small dabs of diluent (the clay softner) to hold it in place.

To bake them I discovered that you need to put the pieces on polyester fiber, the kind that you stuff into pillows. This cushions the beads and help them to keep their shape.

I made my hollow beads in stages, but I finally finished them and made a necklace. They turned out fairly well, but I think I can do better with a little more practice.

Making the holes is a whole other story.

Oct 08, 2011
baking paint pallets
by: jeannette

I have used white classic art pallets from The Works to bake Fimo on sucessfully but left my latest project for 2 weeks before baking and the dreaded reaction occured resulting in a sticky unuseable finish!

Here's my good discovery:when I want a large attached bail on a pendant I wrap clay round a drinking straw and stick it onto the design and bake. It comes out easily with a twist leaving a perfect tube.

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