Sculpey Liquid Polymer Clay, 59 ml
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Prevent some of the most common beginner mistakes by ensuring your creating and baking processes are done right. A little preparation goes a long way. Follow these tips for a successful finished product: With beginner-friendly Sculpey Tools™ Oven-Safe Molds, new clayers can cast intricate shapes and designs even with no claying experience. Pour liquid clay into our collection of silicone molds and bake to create magnets, jewelry and more in a wide variety of styles:
FIMOis known as the original brand of polymer clay. It was developed in the 1930s by “Fifi” Kruse Rehbinder, a German doll artist who used polymer clay to make doll heads. used paint pots (the type used in kids painting sets where lots of different pots are attached together) Making charms, pendants, hair clips, bracelets, mosaics, butterfly wings, book covers, beads, flexible patterned sheets to fit into bezels, decorative tiles wether big or small, mirror & window clings, and other various shapes by pouring them into mold to create jewelry and pieces for home decor. Mixed media: Preserve small items like spices, dried flowers, pressed leaves and tiny shells in liquid clay cabochons, pendants and coasters.
General applications for liquid clay
Apparently, if you bake liquid polymer clay at a high temperature (around 140° or more) it is clearer once it’s cured. However, this does mean risking scorching the non-liquid polymer clay you’ll probably be baking it with. Do your own experiments with scrap clay before committing to using this technique to bake a miniature model. Sculpey Clear is also a runny white syrup, similar to white glue when unbaked. It doesn’t have any graininess. It does not seem to form bubbles during the curing process and bakes remarkably clear, yet with a slight cloudiness. Compared one-on-one, it does not get quite as clear as Kato Liquid, but it’s awfully close. After baking, it has a slightly rubbery feeling that doesn’t go away when a heat gun is used. Superglue is magical and it can be an incredible glue in the right circumstance. But it’s not the best glue for polymer clay. At least not the usual inexpensive superglue that we all know and love/hate because the cap gets glued on (so frustrating). It is a very brittle glue and polymer clay is flexible, so when the clay flexes, the hardened glue will pop right off and the bond fails. It’s better to use a gel version such as Loctite Gel Contol or a higher end version such as Lisa Pavelka’s PolyBonder. The TLS and Liquid Kato were provided by Linda Prais of Linda’s Art Spot. She carries all these liquid clays (plus other incredible stuff)!
You can generally store unbaked polymer clay in plastic ziploc bags and any plastic box with a 1, 2, or 5 on the bottom. The floss box below works very well. Of the many traces of clay reachable today, the flexibility of liquid polymer clay makes it a standout. Incredibly versatile and bakeable, you can use liquid polymer clay for grout in mosaics and window clings. You can additionally put it in bakeable silicone molds to create earrings and domestic decor tasks or elaborations for different clay projects. With so many polymer clay products to explore, you may notice one type that appears quite different because, unlike the rest, it comes in a bottle — liquid polymer clay. You can create tons of fun things with this fluid clay medium! The possibilities are endless with this unique claying resource, from earrings to window clings. In many cases, you’ll squirt some liquid clay into a container, mix it with colour, and apply from there, rather than applying the clay directly to the model. FIMO has a variety of polymer clay products, including FIMO Classic, FIMO Soft, FIMO Kids, FIMO effect, and FIMO professional. SculpeyBrand new on the market in May 2017, the newest of their liquid polymer clays is Sculpey Clear. It is very much unlike the other three liquid polymer clays in this article, and I think we have a wonderful new addition to the lineup! After baking, TLS has a slightly milky appearance and is not completely translucent. It can often have lots of tiny bubbles, but that seems to diminish in thin coats or when warmed very slowly. Because of this, it’s best used in applications where clarity does not matter. It can be used as a coating, but results are best when used quite thinly. TLS is matte after baking so it makes a wonderful matte protective coating for surface treatments. Just sponge on with a cosmetic sponge and bake. While TLS is matte when oven baked, but it will take on a slight shine, sort of like a satin, when a heat gun is used on it. Note the slightly grainy and perfectly matte finish that comes from using TLS as a coating. There is some cloudiness, but it is perfectly clear when sponged on and then baked. And if you store your liquid clay in something that was used to contain food – make sure you clearly label it! How Do You Use Liquid Polymer Clay To Make Miniatures?
This includes artists’ varnishes, wood varnishes, glazes sold by the clay manufacturers themselves, and even floor finishes. These products are typically clear to milky white liquids. Some are off-white. Once dried, most willform a stretchy plastic filmover your work. It’s best to use a soft brush and apply several thin coats. Brush strokes can be an issue with this category of finish. Applying varnish to heavily textured projects canresult in pooling and air bubbles. Varnishes do not camouflage surface imperfections such as fingerprints. Rather, they accentuatethem. Varnishes are inherently glossy, but can be made to have a satin, semi-gloss, or matte finish by using matting agents. Matting agents are particles that dull the shine of the varnish. Always stir these containers before use, as the matting agent can settle in the bottom, leaving just the glossy varnish at the top of the bottle. I’ll now break down this Varnish category into two types, Acrylic Varnish and Polyurethane Varnish.One of the most exciting qualities of clear and translucent liquid clays is that you can incorporate fun glitters, confetti and more to create a custom pour! Stirring in additives is a simple way for beginner crafters to elevate jewelry pieces and home decor projects.
Now that i’ve discussed some of the general applications for liquid clay. Let’s go into some of the more creative and fun things you can do with it! Creative applications for liquid clay Renaissance Wax does a lovely job enriching a smooth polymer clay surface. Just apply a thin coating, let dry for a few minutes, then buff with a cloth. This will work sort of like wetting a beach pebble and can enrich a dark clay surface. Wax can also change the appearance of surface treatments, such as paint, chalk, and mica powders. I like to think of waxes as being a surface treatment themselves and not a protectant. Use a thin plastic or metal tool to stir the formula thoroughly. Avoid adding air bubbles, and make sure you scrape the sides and bottom for an even mix. You can use Bake and Bond when making miniatures with liquid polymer clay – it’s fine to mix it with oil paints to create icing for example.
Light colored or translucent polymer clay will commonly discolor and darken during baking. This is not the same thing as burning. To prevent this, first make sure that your oven truly is baking at the correct temperature. Then cover your pieces to prevent the oven’s element from toasting your polymer clay project. For more info on covering clay and preventing browning, see my class on Baking Polymer Clay. 4. Using Nail Polish as a Polymer Clay Glaze Translucent liquid is semi-transparent and is often used to create multi-layered effects. I think the easiest way for me to describe this is to think of a raw gemstone with dimensional texture where you can see additional details beneath the surface layer, but not completely see through it. When tinted, you can create faux ceramic effects and translucent liquid also works better for image transfer because it is slightly opaque. I’ve separated the polyurethane varnishes because they are marketed differently. But please knowthat thesevarnishes still contain acrylic resins. For example, Varathane‘s resin is an acrylic modified urethane. By the same token, many acrylic varnishes contain urethane as part of their resin makeup. So the distinction between these two categories is more one of marketing than chemistry.