Creative Uses For Press’n Seal With Jewelry & Polymer Clay-Friday Findings

Creative Uses For Press’n Seal With Jewelry & Polymer Clay-Friday Findings

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Hi there, Sandy here. Welcome to another Friday Findings video at Today I have for you a terrific product that
you can use in so many different ways in your crafting, jewelry making, polymer clay and
all sorts of things and not just in the kitchen. So Glad Press’n Seal is a product that came
out quite a few years ago and I never really bothered with it because it seemed just way
too expensive compared to plastic wrap, but then I started seeing all the different ways
it can be used in our crafting and I finally just recently got some and I am in love with
it. It makes so many things so much easier. Now the main reason I bought the Glad Press’n
Seal was because I was starting to amass a collection of polymer clay sheets, techniques
and left over bits and pieces. And the way I had of storing them wasn’t working
for me. So all this is, it’s one of those photo boxes
that you get at the craft store for just a couple dollars and what I have is, this is
my polymer clay sheets, left over bits of foiled, crackled, silk screen. Here’s some mokume gane. You might recognize this mokume gane from
a video I did not too long ago. And you might recognized this silk screen
and it goes on. I’ve got layers and layers and it’s so nice
because you can just pick it up and handle it like this. You don’t have to be gentle or ginger or worry
about it. And all you need to do is tear off a piece
twice as big as you need to store your pieces of clay and put your clay sheets on one side
and then fold the other side over and it doesn’t damage the clay. The clay doesn’t react with it and you can
just gently peel them up and then use that in something. It’s really wonderful. It keeps it clean, free of dust and then when
you’re done, you just put them all back and then I like to kind of rub in between them
so it’s all sealed and there you go. You’re off and running. Here’s another cool trick. You can use this in the kitchen when you’re
cooking, but sometimes we’re working on things out of books and it can be messy and I don’t
know if you can tell, but this page I have covered with a sheet of the Press’n Seal and
of course if I was working with the book open, I would have covered both sheets, but you
can read through it. I thought it was a great idea. Not only can you cover books, you can cover
your electronics. If you’re working from a laptop you can cover
the keyboard and still use the keyboard or a tablet or even wrap your phone up in it
if you’re going somewhere that’s gonna be maybe damp or dangerous to the phone. I thought that was just a great idea to protect
your pages. I know all of my cookbook pages have splatters. I can tell which recipes I’ve made by the
ones that have food splatters on them. And then here’s something you might not expect. This is my little velour beading mat and this
is a beading project I was working on last night. I actually finished it, but I just thought
I’d leave all the beads out and this occurred to me because I have this sitting—all right
those little ones are being a bit ornery, but the big ones come right off. I was working on this and my cat hopped up
on the table to hang out with me and I really had to work to persuade him to perhaps not
sit in the middle of the beads. I was thinking, “You know, if I had something
to cover it with…” and this is perfect. It actually sticks well enough to the velour
sheet. I mean I wouldn’t fling it about, but if I
pick it up carefully, it all stays in place. I can move it. I transported this between rooms and then
when I’m done, I can just peel it up and you might have to scrape some of the beads off
a little bit. You’re not gonna be losing them all or having
them fall all over the place. And now that I’ve shown you that, I’m gonna
put this on. And not only will it stick to the velour,
it will stick to one of these, your bead design board. So the same thing, if you’re working in the
middle of a project and you have to leave and you’re afraid it might get bumped or knocked
about or sat on by a cat, cover it with a sheet of the Press’n Seal. You could also use your Press’n Seal to protect
products that are prone to drying out. If any of you have used Gilders Paste, you
know that they tend to eventually dry out, which makes me sad because I like my Gilders
Pastes to be nice and creamy. So these are Gilders Paste and whether you
have the type that pop open, you can just put it in there and easily open it, just as
easily, and then this just gives it an extra seal of protection. Or if you have the type that twists open,
again it’s all protected in there and it’s not going to dry out. Now I’ve been meaning to do this with my Gilders
Pastes for ages and I finally did it last night in preparation for this video is to
cover all these with Press’n Seal because I had several that were in the process of
drying out and I’ve actually kind of filled those with, you can see it’s all wet, with
mineral spirits. It will be all nice and soft and creamy again. And notice that the mineral spirits didn’t
do a thing to the Press’n Seal. It’s just fine. So anything else that in the packaging that
it comes in is prone to drying out, you could add a layer of the Press’n Seal to keep it
fresh. And speaking of keeping things fresh, here
is one of my favorite tips of all and that is that you can save paint. Have you ever mixed paint colors? Like here I have some copper and pearl that
I mixed. You can see it through here to kind of make
a softer copper color. Sometimes you use just the tiniest amount
and then you might need to match it again later on, maybe in a day or a couple days
or whenever you get back to the project and it’s gonna be tricky to match that exactly. This is paint that I squirted onto this tile
24 hours ago and then I left the brush and the paint all in there. Here we are. Paint that was squirted out 24 hours ago,
fresh as a daisy. I think that’s just a fantastic idea. My brush is still good. My brush isn’t wrecked. I don’t know how long this will last. If any of you test it, I would be interested
in hearing, but I imagine it will last a good long while unless you go off for months without
getting back to your project. I imagine it would keep it fresh for quite
some time. So those are just a few ideas for using this
really cool product in your crafting. If you’re interested in any of the supplies
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  1. brilliant idea Sandy,nothing goes to waste,but I noticed something funny,with the paint you uncoverd, before you tested it to find out if it was still fresh,I noticed what appeared to be a little face in the light colored one,a sad face with what looked like a tear from the face on the left,weird!!!!!! thought I would tell you in case you notice it by rewinding the video💗🌹🍂🍁🌸🌼🌷🌺🌻🍹

  2. weird but funny, it should have been a happy face,using the pain to make nice things!!!!! take care sandy!!🌷🌹🌹🌹🌹

  3. I  agree, I love this stuff! Have used it off and on for years! Love the idea with the polymer clay! Blessings! Do you have instructions for that awesome bracelet??

  4. I really like the idea on how to keep the clay sheets in tact. I was using Cindy Lietz's binder with sheet protectors idea, so I'm going to combine the two. That way, I'll have pages to look through without having to look through a stack. Thanks for sharing!

  5. great idea! i'm going to pick up some tomorrow for my gilder's pastes. on that topic, how much mineral spirits do you add? all the gilders pastes i have a very dry and i don't know how to make them creamy – they were like that when i bought them, unfortunately. should they be creamy like inka golds?

  6. I had been planning to buy a key board cover but never did and when I cut wire the small pieces always fall under my keys.  I am typing my response/comments to you on my Press’n Seal covered key board. Great suggestion. Already had this product in the kitchen. Thank you

  7. When my husband and I paint anything , walls, art whatever , if we take a break or have to stop (with kids Omgoodness it's often! Lol) for years we have wrapped up our paint rollers or brushes with it and throw em the fridge , works so great ! Tfs!

  8. Thanks for sharing! I just bought some because of Cindy Lietz's video, for all my half finished clay projects that end up covered in cat hair! Now I have even more ideas for how to use it!

  9. I thought this looked brilliant so I bought some Glad Press'n seal… 2 weeks later and my premo sculpey clay has become sticky where it's been in contact with it! 🙁

  10. Such a great, and timely, tutorial! We’ve tried 2 different ways of storing our PC sheets, both unsuccessful. We never thought of Press’n Seal. The Gilders Paste and Paint too! Wow. Thank you so very much.

  11. I started using Press n Seal on my polymer clay canes after watching this video. Now, more than a year later, I've noticed that it reacts with the raw clay pieces, causing a slight gooey effect. It's not horrible and doesn't appear to have affected the cane significantly, but it leaves my fingers sticky afterward. Has anyone else had this experience?

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