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My new dragon

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2024/03/28
07:32 UTC

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Think I'm happy with this wilting eye flower I've been working on

(The actual eye part is made of acrylic)

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2024/03/28
03:35 UTC

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first time

first real time trying to make something with clay. started simple, not super proud but here’s to more practice 🤞🏼 just gotta bake and finish

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2024/03/27
21:23 UTC

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Ripples after UV resin

Hi!

Getting these ripples after using UV resin. The ripples seem to be between the resin and polymer, you can't feel them on the surface. I use a small torch to pop the bubble.

Any ideas how to avoid this? Perhaps torch created them? I don't get them always, but quite often. Can't seem to figure out what's wrong.

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2024/03/27
21:08 UTC

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Dooood!

There's also a mini Prinny machete and bomb 💣 hiding in the pouch x) no room for her sardine sadly.

6 Comments
2024/03/27
19:19 UTC

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Can I varnish my polymer clay ashtray with liquid glass to protect it from burning when I put out my joints in it?

Hi guys. I am new to polymer clay. I picked it up because I wanted to make an ashtray but now im afraid that if I put out my joints in it, it could burn. Will it? Can I put liquid glass as a varnish to protect it? Thank you.

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2024/03/27
18:14 UTC

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How do you make a clay model look aged/dirty?

I'm working on a tribute to one of my favorite horror games, and one of the models is supposed to be covered in dirt and muck while the other is completely clean like a ghost. I added splotches of acrylic paint and airbrushed some brown to make her look dirty, but the model still looks too glossy and clean. Is there a certain varnish or something I can use to "age" the model?

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2024/03/27
12:15 UTC

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UV light recommendation??

Can someone pls recommend a strong uv light?

2 Comments
2024/03/27
11:24 UTC

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I sculpted a Day Octopus (Octopus cyanea) from polymer clay. It's about 22.5cm wide and 14cm tall! (That's 9" x 5.7" approximately!)

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2024/03/27
10:48 UTC

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Watercolor and Polymer Clay?

Hi all! I’m an amateur and I have been working with polymer clay for a second to make doll heads. I love the transparency of watercolor and have tried to use it before baking the clay but of course water color doesn’t cure the best: it bleeds and the pigment clumps in areas.

I’ve tried using acrylic paint and of course that works, but I really love the subtlety of the water colors to do flesh tones.

What are your paint recommendations/processes?? Am I working in the right medium?

Also, any recommendations for matte top coats that aren’t tacky?

6 Comments
2024/03/26
23:09 UTC

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UV Resin? or Mr Super Clear UV Cut Gloss? To coat a polymer clay keycaps

Should I use UV Resin or Mr Super Clear UV Cut Gloss To coat a polymer clay keycaps, I have already painted on top of my keycap, but I dont know what is best to use.

Edit: I miss said the painted part, but i have acrylic paint on top of the polymer clay.

3 Comments
2024/03/26
22:34 UTC

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Can I mix acrylic paint and Fimo gloss varnish?

So I was working with white polymer clay and it had a lot of stains from my pastels unfortunately. I mixed Fimo liquid and white acrylic paint and went over it then cured in the oven for a further 10 minutes. Only thing now is the painting work isn’t up to par and I’m hoping that mixing acrylic paint and fimo gloss varnish will cover my mistakes and also leave a nice finish.

10 Comments
2024/03/26
20:01 UTC

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Can you bake polymer clay rings on a metal mandrel?

I don't want the rings to warp, so I wanted to bake them on a mandrel. Is this a good idea? I've never made rings out of clay because I don't think I can make them neat enough.

1 Comment
2024/03/26
16:00 UTC

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Hello earthy friend 🌏✌🏻

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2024/03/26
13:28 UTC

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I really want to sand this but would like some guidance + tips

I really want to sand this piece, I’m very anxious about sanding this because every time I seem to sand it scratches the piece I might not be doing it right. Can someone give me some advice on how to go about sanding without leaving scratch marks? Any help is greatly appreciated this has been my best piece yet.

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2024/03/26
05:01 UTC

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Premo vs. Soufflé?

I’m starting to teach myself how to make polymer clay earrings with the intention to teach a class to 4th-8th graders. Wondering people’s opinions about premo vs. soufflé? Is one easier to work with than the other? More or less likely to break? Anything else that would make one or the other better for kids to work with? Thanks!

2 Comments
2024/03/26
02:38 UTC

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