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    Has anybody used Fimo?

    I bought some yesterday and gave it a go,
    Trouble is its very sticky so if I have to peel it off the surface it distorts whatever Ive made.
    Do you think it would be a good idea to make the item on the baking tray its going to be cooked on?

    Also I wasnt sure what the temperature is that it should be cooked on as my oven goes from 0-8, it doesnt owrk in degrees/fahrenheit so I cooked it for half an hour on gas mark 5.It was transparent Fimo before it went in but was a horrid orange colour when it came out.

    Any tips or getting the fimo flat and what temperature it should be?
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  • #2
    Hi Seahorse,
    I haven't used fimo much at all, but have used salt dough once or twice. Now it says in the salt dough books that the problem is with ovens is that they aren't always accurate on temperature. I am assuming you have a gas oven from what you've said about the numbers. Now if you are cooking chips, a jacket potato or a cake, it doesn't matter that much if the oven is a few degress out, too hot, you cook it for less, too cool, you cook it longer (hence most recipes say stuff like 30-40 mins). The thing is with something like fimo, cook it too hot and it will go horrid. I would suggest getting some sort of themometer to go in your oven, and testing to see what temperature your oven is at. Looking online such things aren't that expensive.

    http://www.lidl.co.uk/gb/home.nsf/pa...n_Thermometer_

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    Not sure about the answer to the other question, but I hope this helps some

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    • #3
      Thanks
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      • #4
        I've used fimo several times and I accidently bought the transparent colour myself once and the same thing happened - it came out looking like someone had been smoking around it for 20 years!

        So I invested in some white and it comes out fine - just get rid of the transparent colour is my advice!

        Regarding the stickyness, I've not had a problem - just keep washing your hands whilst usin it (particularly if you need to use more than one colour) and you should be ok.

        Cheers,
        Liz
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        • #5
          Thanks

          Yep, it looked like a smokers piece of Fimo.

          After the 'disaster' I tried it again on a lower heat, about gm3 for half an hour and it was fine tho kinda mottled again.I think i may have rolled and folded to many times and got air bubles caught in it.
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          • #6
            Hi, I'm a big fan of fimo but have never found the transparent stuff very successful. I don't think it will ever really come out transparent. The other colours are usually fairly true to the pre-baking colour though. As for making the designs on baking trays, this works ok but if it really sticks to the tray you might find it difficult to get it unstuck afterwards. the thicker you make the piece, the easier it is to make it keep its shape. Fimo usually stays slightly bendy if it's very thin.

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            • #7
              Thanks, the thin bit is quite bendy.I use it as a coaster now.

              I bought some cookie cutters the other day so i can get proper shapes then maybe imprint a rubber stamp design on it.
              Not tried it yet.
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              • #8
                I tried the cookie cutters with the fimo last night, they came out quite well, I got a heart,diamond, club and spade in the clear(not clear)fimo.
                I think Il buy some red and black and try it out.
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                • #9
                  Yuck, black fimo is horrid!!
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                  • #10
                    yes you have to wash your hands every time you touch it or they end up black aswell !!!
                    Liz

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                    • #11
                      It was all dry and brittle until I realised hand warmth made it more pliable.
                      The black from the Fimo deosnt bother me as I have wood stain already all over my hands.
                      Ooh, Ive had a busy morning.
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                      • #12
                        Can fimo be microwaved?
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Seahorse
                          Can fimo be microwaved?
                          I don't think your ment to eat it ? :mrgreen:
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                          • #14
                            Oops, too late.


                            Juuust kiddin'.Im just sat here at work, did somehting in fimo and id like to cook it but we only have a microwave.

                            I have no patience.
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                            • #15
                              If cooked fimo could i then heat embossing powder onto it?
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