Cernit polymer clay
Cernit is a remarquable polymer clay in the actual market. In fact, in the 60’s Cerna a scientist from Prague in the Czech Republic invented this flexible polymer clay. She formed a team of investors in Frankfurt Germany to pursue her dreams to produce this famous clay and sell it on market. However, the belgium compagnie Clay and Paint factory bought the brand in 2008 and has continued to develop this product and sells it across the world. Artgus Studio imports and distributes in Canada all products of the Clay and Paint factory in Belgium including Cernit polymer clay, Darwi, H dupont dyes, Arasilk dyes and accessories to Canada and worldwide.
Variety and collections
In the spirit of tradition and in crossing the Arts and Sciences Cernit polymer clay has a large range of collections. Furthermore, this collection contains a stunning range of colours and textures that is moreover useful for creators of jewelry and doll making.
Cernit polymer clay contains pvc and a plasticizer. However, polymerising only occurs during baking. This is when the clay hardens. Above all, Cernit polymer clay must be kept away from heat sources. It will start to harden around 110 C. If however you need to cure it, do not exceed the recommended temperature of 110°C-130°C (230-266°F) and the duration of 30 minutes or you wont get the right colour and it will harden completely.
You can use Cernit polymer clay for 8 years. Furthermore, It is liked for making decorative items such as jewellery (earrings, bracelets, pendants…), figurines, accessories, miniature food or even for customisation and restoration of furnitures and modeling.
Children as well as adults or professionnal artisans or jewellery makers use Cernit polymer clay.
The large colour range allows beginners and more experienced users to vary shades without having to mix colours.
Their are many different shades and effets of Cernit:
- Number one : 42 opaque colours, glossy after polishing. Available in 56, 250 or 500g in certain colours.
- Metallic : 7 metallic colours in pieces of 56g.
- Translucent : 14 transparent colours and one night glowing colour. This range is very popular among the artists due to its amazing transparency. Available in 56, 250 ou 500g.
- Neon : The most neon of all polymer clays, 4 colours available in 56g !
- Nature : 3 colours with a stone and dirt effect thanks to strands in the clay that allows an irregular aspect, similar to the one of a stone. Available in pieces of 56g.
- Doll : 7 colours that have a skin-like effect (slightly transparent) and one translucent flesh colour. This clay has an aspect very close to flesh, a porcelain-like finish and is totally suitable for creating dolls. Each piece weighs 500g.
- Soft Mix : a clay softener that does no change the colour of the clay. You can mix up to a third of softener with 2/3rd of polymer clay Cernit. This way, the clay will be easier to work with and softer. The plasticity of the clay is increased.
The different kinds of Cernit polymer clay.