At the beginning of the year, I asked everyone if there was anything that they would like to have a go at during 2018. An art or craft that they’d never tried but that could be tried here in the group. In the past we’ve tried oil pastels and brusho. Top of the list for this year was Fimo polymer clay.
Today was the day! Armed with a selection to 10 different colours of the classic professional fimo (black, white, chocolate, yellow, red, green, blue, purple, magenta and teal) small ceramic tiles to work on, a sharp knife, an embossing tool to shape any fiddly bits and some over-sized knitting needles to use as rolling pins, we had a basic kit to get started.
A serious amount of time was spent looking through Pinterest and googling “fimo animals” for inspiration. Then we had too much inspiration! Sometimes having the world at your finger tips is not a good thing. But finally choices were made and creatures began to take shape.
Fimo is very easy to use. It’s like plasticise for adults. It is easy to mould once it is warm, and colours are easy to mix together. You can even find ‘recipes’ online telling you how to mix certain colours! Once you have finished, simply bake your creation in a domestic oven, on a baking sheet for 30 minutes at 100•c 230•f and allow to cool.
The only limit is your imagination!