Skygrazer Designs

Glossary Terms
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TERMS BEGINNING WITH:
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Faux An artistic imitation of a real substance. Some examples which can be made in clay are faux ivory, faux turquoise, and faux jade.

Filigree See Balinese Filigree.

FIMO A brand of Polymer Clay. FIMO Classic is harder to condition than some other brands but good for canework. FIMOSoft was just recently introduced and is easier to condition.

Findings Jewelry findings are any jewelry component such as clasps, jump rings, pin backs, etc, etc.

Food Processor A motorized implement for chopping food, it has been adapted by some people to condition stiff clay.

Future Future Floor Wax is an acrylic finish which can be found in most grocery stores. It is often used to give polymer clay a high shine. Many people even rebake their clay items once the Future has dried to set the finish and make it more durable.

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GITD See "Glow in the Dark".

Glow in the Dark Clay Clay which has a luminescent quality in the dark. It will glow the brightest when it has been exposed to light first. Several brands have a glow-in-the-dark clay.

Gold Leaf Very very thin sheets of real or imitation gold. It can be used in Mokume Gane, crackle effects, etc.

Granitex A brand of polymer clay which has tiny fibers in it to imitate the look of stone. It comes in various colors such as gray, brown, and blue.

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Inclusion Anything which can be included, or mixed, in to clay. Some examples are spices, ground up crayons, gold leaf, dirt, and embossing powders.

Intaglio Originally, this was a design carved into a gemstone used for seals. Now it can refer to any recessed carving.

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