Corn starch! i keep a little dish on my workbench and dip my fingers in it periodically while i am working with polymer clay. You can also rub it into the surface of the clay to smooth out blemishes and fingerprints.
Oh interesting! I sometimes use cornstarch when baking clay to keep it from flattening onto the baking sheet, but I haven’t tried using it like that! I’m going to have to give it a shot. Thanks for the tip!
How do you mold the clay with out leaving streaks or deep fingerprints i tried using the table instead of my hand but it makes the clay flat... Love you're art and mastery of clay!!
Thank you! It seems to be a mater of developing a light touch. When you concentrate on what you’re sculpting, it’s easy to hold it in a death grip without meaning to. I do spend a lot of time with my figures sitting on the desk, rather than being held constantly. If it’s getting flat while just gently rested on a surface, your clay may be a bit too soft! You may be working it till it’s too warm, perhaps?