There are many brands of polymer clay. So which one is best? Actually, there is no correct answer. Depending on your purpose, you will select each suitable brand. Here is some basic information about some popular brands for your reference.
Its clay is only white and Tera. The clay is the softest. It is also the cheapest, which is suitable for mock-ups, sculptures or designs that need work with paint or spray paint. However, Original Sculpey is not a good choice when making large products that need good support because the finished product is very fragile. Overall, its products are suitable for children.
Soft and easy to mold by hand or clay gun. The clay has many different colors, blends easily, but is quite soft and brittle after baking, especially with thin products. Therefore, Sculpey III is more suitable for display products than for jewelry. Its products are also difficult to use when making clay cane.
Products of this brand are beige and human skin. Easily molded and firm after baking. Suitable for making large items like statues, dolls, or pedestals for other products during baking. However, you need to use cornstarch to prevent soil contact.
This clay is extremely soft and easy to knead, but becomes very hard after baking. Only white, but you can paint it with acrylic or spray it after baking.
Premo! Sculpey and Premo! Accents
Premo! Sculpey and Premo! Accents are softer than Fimo Classic, but harder than Sculpey III. Premo is quite flexible when baked, which makes it difficult to break even with thin pieces. Accents line contains mica powder so the color has a sparkle or metallic luster. And Premo colors often come with familiar names like Aquamarine or Red Cadmium.
Fimo Soft & Fimo Effect
Its properties are very similar to those of Sculpey III. It has many colors and high softness. This type of soil maintains its strength and elasticity after baking.
Fimo Classic is quite hard, so it keeps the shape and color you want. Therefore, it is suitable for making clay cane.
Kato is the hardest of all polymer clay, but it also has the strongest durability after baking. The best way to soften it is rolling with a rolling mill or roller. Kato is less colorful than other types, but the colors are perfect for valuable artwork.
This is a rare brand. Colors due to mica powder should be more sparkling than the same color of other brands. Especially the clearest colors. Soft and often more expensive than other types.