Using the JoolTool™ to Sand, Buff and Polish Polymer Clay
Presented by Lisa Pavelka, Award-Winning Artist, Author and Instructor,
Instructions by Ian, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
The Jooltool® does more than polish metal and gemstones; this polishing system can also put the finishing touches on polymer clay creations. See the steps to sand, buff and polish polyclay led by renowned mixed media artist Lisa Pavelka.
Attach a fine micron abrasive disc to the Jooltool, abrasive side down. Turn the Jooltool on medium to high rotation speed.
Firmly hold the baked polymer clay that wants polishing with both hands then gently grind the surface of the clay with the abrasive side of the disc for five to ten seconds. Turn off the Jooltool and remove the disc.
Note: Be sure to use proper safety equipment when operating machinery.
Repeat Step 1 using the Cerium Oxide abrasive disc and a medium Jooltool rotation speed.
Continue to smooth the piece using the felt abrasive disc at the same rotation speed.
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