• FAQ

    Our most popular question – Is cernit the same as fimo or sculpey?
    Cernit is a polymer clay much the same as fimo and sculpey are, but we like to think that cernit is different in a good way for lots of reasons…..read on!
    Does cernit come in as many colours as fimo or sculpey??
    Yes More! Cernit is available in the Number one range of 34 colours, the Glamour range which has 12 pearlescent and 6 metallic colours, the Translucent range of 6 colours, the Neon range of 6 colours including glow in the dark and the Nature range of 6 colours – and whats more they are all in stock to order now!
    Can i mix polymer clay colours and brands?
    Yes! Cernit mixes with fimo,sculpey,Kato and other polymer clays, you can mix colours to create an endless colour palette, some people prefer to mix brands to create a consistency specific for their project
    Do you have to Bake Cernit polymer clay to make it hard?
    Yes, just like fimo and sculpey, Cernit needs to be baked in your home oven at 110 – 130 degrees c for upto 30 minutes – the length of time you bake your project for depends upon the size of it – larger items will require longer than say small beads
    What does Cernit polymer clay look like when its baked?
    One of the best features of Cernit is its porcelain like finish when baked, it doesnt shrink or crack and it retains great strength and elasticity
    I like to make OOAK Polymer clay babies and living dolls, do you have a range of skin colours?
    Yes we do – we have a range called Cernit Doll which contains 6 flesh tones and is popular with doll makers world wide
    What can i make with polymer clay?
    Wow – how much time have you got? Polymer clay is extremely versatile, you can make jewellery beads, pendants, bracelets, earrings, sculptures, veneers, coverings and so much more – your imagination is your limit!
    What tools do i need for working with polymer clay?
    As a beginner, you need nothing more than a smooth surface, a smooth roller and a cutting blade. As you move on you will find more useful tools to use such as shape cutters, conditioning machines, extruders, clay tools etc.
    Is Cernit polymer clay Toxic?
    NO! Cernit polymer clay is certified as a non-toxic product. However, there are a few important guidelines to follow. First, don’t eat it and don’t give it to children who are too young to be trusted not to eat it. (Even if it is certified non-toxic!) It is also recommended that you do not use cured polymer clay as an eating utensil, food bowl, etc. Because cured polymer clay is porous, it would be impossible to clean it sufficiently to prevent bacteria from growing in/on it. For the same reason that you shouldn’t eat polymer clay, it is suggested that you use only clay-dedicated tools with it. That means that if you use a kitchen knife or cutting board with polymer clay, you shouldn’t use it again with food. Instead, dedicate it for use with polymer clay and other craft purposes
    How should i store my polymer clay?
    Polymer clay should be stored in a cool place away from sunlight, once opened you can place it in a glass or metal container (and most quality plastic ones ) and it will keep for many years. You can even store it in the fridge or freezer for a longer life span ( keep away from foods though)
    Is Cernit polymer clay suitable for children?
    Polymer clay is non toxic but the use of polymer clay generally involves the use of sharp blades and of course the home oven, for this reason we do not advise it for children under 8, children over 8 should still be supervised for the aforementioned reasons