PMC Sheet Clay

For origami folders with a kiln, PMC Sheet Clay is FANTASTIC. Yes, you need a kiln. I have many pages here on how to use a PMC Kiln. The results are gorgeous! You start with a soft, suede-like substance. It folds softly, and it creases nicely. Then you fire it for 30 minutes and have a solid silver work of art!

First, you must have material to use that is ONLY for PMC. You do not want any contaminants on these surfaces. I have a rolling pin (plastic) and a red cutting board (plastic) that I use ONLY for PMC work. I don't even use it for other polymer clay work. You do not want any contaminants at all getting into your silver or gold clay.

In 2009 it is about $11 per tiny sheet of silver clay. It is about 2 1/2 inches square per side. If you are not used to making TINY origami, I highly recommend you practice for weeks before you start working with the actual silver sheet.

PMC Sheet Clay

This is the sheet taken off the backing. The backing has a brown substance which I imagine keeps the sheet in place.

PMC Sheet Clay

Here is a simple helmet I have folded. Folding this is like folding suede, but it creases more nicely than suede. It is a bit floppy. You have to be well versed in working with tiny edges.

PMC Sheet Clay

Here's a comparison of the finished helmet with an originally sized piece of PMC Sheet.

PMC Sheet Clay

Yet another comparison to show the size with an origami fish.

PMC Sheet Clay

Here is a fish, a helmet and a crane.

PMC Sheet Clay

Here is a flower. The "limbs" of it are floppy. Any floppy shape will need to be held up by vermiculite in the kiln.

PMC Sheet Clay

Another close-up of the flower shape.

PMC Sheet Clay

Once you get your shapes folded, it's time to fire them in your kiln!

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