Cernit Neon Light Polymer Clay – 56g Blue. Produced in Belgium, Cernit is an oven hardening polymer clay containing PVC and plasticizer. Cernit Polymer clay can be used for making jewellery, accessories, miniature food, restoration of furniture or sculpting figurines.
Cernit Polymer Clay is suitable for use by children as well as adults as the clay conditions very easily responding well to the heat of hands. After baking or curing it is flexible and very strong. The large colour range allows users to vary shades without having to mix colours.
Condition Cernit Polymer Clay by slicing and rolling with an acrylic roller or by kneading in the palm of the hand. The clay should be used with clean hands on a clean surface to prevent dirt or dust getting into the clay. If clay becomes hard over time, it can be softened by mixing with Cernit Soft Mix or Magic Mix.
Curing or Baking:
Cernit Polymer Clay polymerizes (hardens) between 110 and 130°C (230-266°F) in a preheated oven. Baking time – 30 minutes. As with all polymer clay, baking or curing at temperatures higher than recommended by the manufacturer may cause harmful gases to develop and effect the colour. Important note: this clay cannot be cured in a microwave oven! After curing, the clay is waterproof and can be baked several times to add to your work.
After curing Cernit can be drilled, buffed or varnished. For buffing, sand gently with wet and dry sandpaper and a little water. Start with lower grits of sandpaper and work up to a finer grit (eg 320 grit to1,200 grit). Buff to a high shine by polishing on a cloth. It may be varnished using one of the Cernit or Darwi range products.
How to store Cernit Polymer Clay:
Once open, Cernit may be stored in the same package or in plastic wrap, in the ambient temperature for up to 3 months.
Cernit Polymer Clay does not contain any phthalates. This product must not be put in the mouth and washing hands is advised after use.
Why Choose Cernit Polymer Clay?
- After baking and sanding, creations have a glossy finish.
- Baked or cured Cernit keeps some flexibility and does not break easily. Due to this amazing flexibility, Cernit stands out from the competition. It is a perfect match for creating flowers, bracelets with no clasp or other fine jewellery that needs to keep a certain flexibility.
- The wide colour range allows beginners to have a large choice. For experienced polymerists, the mixable colours make even more colours and effects possible. Primary colours are also available in bigger packaging (500g) to create your own colour blends.
- Cernit does not stain hands or tools.
- Even during curing (baking), Cernit is odourless.
- Cernit is more flexible than other clays.
Read a review of Cernit by Ginger Davis Allman of the Blue Bottle Tree.