Ceramics and porcelain are currently in the limelight when it comes to interior design trends. Did you know that you can make beautiful decorations that look like they’re from ceramic clay, even in the comfort of your own home? And you don’t need an oven for that! A pack of self-hardening clay is enough for you to start crafting. You can easily roll out or model saucers, candleholders or decorative statuettes from it.
In addition, the current esthetics lean to natural colours and organic shapes. You don’t have to worry, it won’t do any harm if the product doesn’t come out completely symmetrical or if there’s a fingerprint left somewhere. That’s only good!
A product made from self-hardening clay dries for 24-72 hours. It depends on the thickness of the clay that you used for the product. You can tell when the product is dry by the uniform colour that is lighter than it was while modelling.
Self-hardening clay needs to air dry slowly and evenly. Don’t put it in an oven or near heat sources. If uneven or excessively fast drying takes place, the clay cracks.
Self-hardening clay is non-toxic and no protective equipment is needed for working with it. Therefore it’s suitable even for children’s hands. Just wash yourself carefully with soap after crafting. In our range, there’s also a DAS Junior clay that is intended directly for children.
For crafting with self-hardening clay, beginners don’t need any specific tools. A rolling pin is the most important one - but to begin with, you can effectively replace it, for example, with a can of soda. If you grew to like crafting with self-hardening clay, we recommend buying a professional rolling pin and at least one set of modelling tools which will allow you to make shapes and patterns better.
Self-hardening clay products are not suitable for direct contact with water or food. If you want to make a vase or a flowerpot, the product must be very carefully coated with several layers of acrylic varnish.