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 Post subject: Burnt sculpey
 Post Posted: Sun May 30, 2004 4:13 pm 
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I didn't think it was possible - but I did! Wouldn'thave been so bad if it was just my stuff but my daughter made some butterflies too.
So obviously the oven was on too hot... What should it be?

Lythan
wondering what she can do with black flowers and butterflies - a goth card?


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Very low and for small items I only do them for 10 mins just over. I once burnt a batch of pigs - they all blistered!

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 Post subject: Make sure
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make sure that you air the house after this as it is the fumes that are not very good for you - particularly sensitive are asthmatics.

Leave the oven open for as long as possible along with doors and windows as well if possible.

I have done it when I put it on Celscuis instead of farhenheit or some such - either way it was way tooo hot!

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Lythan ..
do not fear, you are not alone. I made some for the 1st time some weeks ago, was trying to surprise someone on here with a swap by adding some fimo type bits and bobs, but I burnt the lot! Was so disappointed as my daughters helped me make the first batch. Sad thing is, I was a cook by trade and it was such a silly mistake not to have read instructions correctly. I made a second lot, and happy to say I did not burn.
Love the goth card idea :roflmao:
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Hi Lythan,
you can buy a oven temperture clock, they can be a bit pricy , but you can find them cheaper at a market or kitchen reject shop. I always bake mine on a plate or a new straight baking tray ( they warp after a while), i bake my stuff for at least 20 mins.

Be very careful if you burn it as it does release fumes - and can give you sore throat - always keep a window open when baking.
I use gas mark 1/2 - 1 but it depends on the oven and always bake on the middle shelf.
Maddy


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Aaah, gas mark 1/2. Y'see it only had the electric temps so I estimated....4 :oops:
will try again!

Lythan


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lythan it does depend on your oven -
if you find it breaks just alittle too easy ( it is delicate anyway) then try gas mark 1 but i wouldnt do gas mark 2 - i think that would be too high.
Good luck - and dont forget to let them cool and try not to have an intake of breath when you open the oven door !!! as it does release some fumes - even if its not burnt !!!

Good luck
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I actually use a toaster style oven which is purely dedicated to my fimo, but I work witrh it loads so it was a worthwhile investment! Plus it means I can cook in the utility room which backs into the garden...doors open and no fumes in house!!

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 Post Posted: Mon May 31, 2004 8:25 pm 
 
Surely not all oven trays warp?

Or do you just buy the cheapo ones for doing this?


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I have some fab trays that I use loads, and they haven't warped at all!

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:( mine always warp after a few months !
but then i can be baking all day for 3 days at a time - so i dont suppose its too bad .
have just bought a really thick one - see how long this one lasts !! i do like using old plates though - as i can fiddle just watching telly !! :D

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The one and only tray I have that has warped a bit and only a bit...is about 30 years old so can't complain!!!! I have one tray in particular, its non stick and none of the coating has even chipped after many years of use..thats my fave..dunno where it came from though!!

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 Post Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 2:15 pm 
 
I wanted to bring this topic back up to date after reading it because I bake my fimo models on a flat glass plate (well its really a place mat made out of glass). I find this works great but to be honest I've never tried it with baking trays.......does it really work better with the trays?

Also, I use a toaster oven to do mine in as well but I struggle with what temperate to put it on.

Any suggestions or tips please?

Pauline :D


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My oven has a setting for proving bread, and one for heating plates - otherwise the lowest is 150C (which I use for merigues, with the door open)


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 Post Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 3:00 pm 
 
My oven does not have any settings on it at all - just the temperature button, along with the timer.. thats it I'm afraid. My daughter gave it to me and the instruction book was not with it

Pauline :(


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