layering.JPGFingerprints are the bane of my existence.  I spend a lot of time sanding and buffing my beads to smooth away the offending marks. Each time I think, “why didn’t I just take a minute to get rid of these fingerprints before I put my beads in the oven. “ 

A few ways I minimize fingerprints on my polymer clay creations. 

1. Use cornstarch – a little on the palm of my hand before I roll beads does wonders.

2. Use my finger to gentle rub against the fingerprint to smooth it out.

3. I use my acrylic dowel to roll over a bead to smooth out any rough spots.

Want more?  Clever blogger, Mossy Owl has posted 10 ten ways to reduce fingerprints.

[tags]polymer clay, tips, diy, crafts[/tags]

By heather powers


3 Comments so far

  1. gudrun Stolz on October 8, 2007 11:22 am

    why you don’t use latex gloves to roll your beads?
    than there you will have no more problems with fingerprints.

  2. heather powers on October 9, 2007 8:28 am

    that is a great suggestion, if you can stand to wear gloves while working. For some strange reason, I need to have my fingers on the clay to feel like I’m really creating. :)

  3. Quick Tip - Reducing Fingerprints 2 · Polymer Clay @ CraftGossip on January 10, 2008 1:07 am

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