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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Liquid Clay Projects - Photo Transfers and Pen Making

First of all, I want to thank everyone who reads my blog. I love writing it and I hope you find it interesting as well as informative.

As we all know the internet is amazing. I have taken the time to look up information that interests me for my clay work and thought I would share it with you. Who knows, after reading this post, you might find something new and interesting too.

Valerie Aharoni ~ Photo transfer technique
W
e can thank Valerie Aharoni for sharing this great photo transfer technique. She describes how to use kitchen parchment paper instead of copy paper. Her technique works with both laser printers and ink jet printers. This is great because most home printers are ink jet.
http://valerieaharoni.com/2008/12/baking-parchment-transferinkjet.html
How to make a pen using a bamboo skewer
Check out this video. It's very interesting and gives another twist on how to create a polymer clay pen.

http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-make-polymer-clay-pen-using-bamboo-skewer-204165/


What are liquid polymer clays?

Liquid Clay Brands

Translucent Liquid Sculpey
The first of the liquid polymer clays created by the makers of Sculpey and Premo. While liquid TLS is opaque white with a honey-like consistency. It bakes at 275F to a flexible matte translucent sheet, baking at 300F will result in a clearer finish.

Fimo Liquid Decorating Gel
Fimo Deco Gel is the only one of the liquid clays which is clear while liquid. Cured it is much the same consistency as TLS.

Kato Liquid Medium Developed by Donna Kato, Kato Liquid is considered by many polymer clay artists to be the best liquid clay for image transfers. It is milky opaque white when liquid but cures quite clear.

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor
Cindy Lintz, creator of the ingenious Tear Drop Blend, added a very helpful comment to my post:
One liquid clay you may not of thought to add but is excellent for most applications, is Sculpey's Bake and Bond. I actually prefer to use it in place of TLS is most cases because it is stronger, firmer and easier to sand, unlike TLS which can be a little rubbery. It can be a little thick though, but you can use the clay softener to dilute it a bit if you want.

The following are some Liquid Clay projects that might interest you.

The polymer clay : Application of Fimo Lacquer On Fimo Decorating Gel to Creates Water Effects
Application of Fimo Lacquer On Fimo Deko Gel To Create Water Effect


National Polymer Clay Guild - Embedding Rice Paper in Liquid Polymer Clay: An Alternative to Transfers
An alternative to transfers

Feather Wings
Making feather wings
Image Transfers
This section will try to cover various types of transferring images to your artwork. A lot are well known and some may be new. All give different results, some are easier than others and will need some practice and experimentation to achieve the effects you are after.

Creating Your Own Colored Polymer Liquid Clay, Using Fimo, Kato and Sculpey Liquid
Oil Paints : Best Medium For Creating Colored Liquid Polymer Clay


Clear Stamps ~ by Tonja's Treasures

On my last blog I told you about Tonja's Clear Stamps, but didn't mention that she is just about to reveal her Winter 2011 clear stamp designs.They will be listed in her ArtFire & Etsy shops by months end, but you can preview them here:

Until Next Time Happy Claying Everyone!


3 comments:

Trina (Trina's Clay Creations) said...

Thanks for sharing all this great info! I love how you included your little elephants too... Front view at the beginning of your post and back view at the end of your post... Very cute! :)

~Trina

Knightwork Studio said...

Very helpful info Sandy, thank you for sharing. BJ

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Great post Sandy! One liquid clay you may not of thought to add but is excellent for most applications, is Sculpey's Bake and Bond. I actually prefer to use it in place of TLS is most cases because it is stronger, firmer and easier to sand, unlike TLS which can be a little rubbery. It can be a little thick though, but you can use the clay softener to dilute it a bit if you want.