Thanks so much!! I like this one a lot actually...it flows very well to me. I'll let you in on a little secret...she isn't sanded at all I just spend a lot of time getting them as smooth and sleek as I can before I cook them...otherwise I would be sanding forever!
Oh wow.. very interesting! I suppose it is experience that one learns how to smooth these down. Honestly though, I learned one thing from my one I did, my hands absorb and make clay dry! (whether polymer natural, air-dry or baked!) Gloves are my friend I suppose, but hey, live and learn!
It might just have been the batch of polymer clay you had because they are VERY inconsistent on how hard or soft or dry they are from the stores. I would like to use gloves to avoid fingerprints but I can't...I have to really feel the clay and I use pretty firm clay most of the time and the gloves aren't strong enough.
If the clay is somewhat soft to begin with and you knead it a lot (like when you are mixing clay to change the color) it can get so soft it will be about the consistency of peanut butter and stick to your hands. When it gets like that it is pretty much impossible to work with. When in that does happen you need to smash it between 2 sheets of paper and leave it that way overnight and it will be usable the next day