Umm…Did I ever say rubbing alcohol? I use acetone (like nail polish remover). I’ve heard of some people using scotch tape to remove the lint, but both only work if the lint is just on the surface of the clay….
Try washing your hands and drying them on something lint free, like disposable wipes or a pillowcase (I don’t remember where I got the wipes advice, but the pillowcase one came from The Polymer Clay Cookbook)
You can also have a bit of scrap white clay to clean up your hands a bit before you use lighter colors. This will remove a lot of the lint on your hands as well as pigments from other clay colors.
You’ll want to handle lighter clays that show lint more easily as little as possible. Only touch white and other light colored clay after thoroughly washing and drying your hands, and try to touch it as little as possible after making your piece. If you still get big pieces of lint on them, use a thin needle to remove it as well as you can. And most importantly of all,
PRACTICE and BE CRITICAL! Mostly everyone starts out with making things that turn out really dirty and dusty. Keep trying and judge yourself on how well you did and what you could do to improve. Even if it’s the slightest difference, you’re still making progress :). There’s always room for improvement in art (for me, it’s keeping the white clay white and not slightly pigmented :P).
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