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« on: August 15, 2007 07:11:40 PM »

Here's my first clay charms and beads!  I make charm bracelets already but these are the first charms I've made from clay.  I was excited to try to make a cake and while my first two ended up being smushed up into something else, I was really happy when this one turned out!  (the pasta machine made all the difference!)  The beads were made out of some scraps with the help of a 5 yr old  Grin 




I need to gloss everything yet but I'm not sure what to use.  I can't find any of the Sculpey gloss at the craft stores near me.  I have a spray on acrylic gloss, does anyone know if that would work?

Thanks for looking!!
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2007 07:20:30 PM »

I bought some cheapo 90 second shiny nailpolish at the christmas tree shop to make my shell jewelry shiny. Maybe that'll work?
Nice pieces, I really like the cakes =) I've always wanted to make cupcakes.
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2007 08:11:03 PM »

The cake slices are cute!
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2007 07:24:13 AM »

Great job. I use a thin coat of polyurethane to glaze mine.
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2007 07:41:18 AM »

Future Floor Polish super cheap at the hardware store.
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2007 10:26:21 AM »

Mod podge works great as a sealer, too. And it comes in glitter, gloss, and matte.
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2007 05:56:00 PM »

I like using future floor polish and one bottle lasts a life time!!
It will not peel off, but to get the best results, is brush on when pieces are warm from oven.   Wink  They adhere permanently as they cool. 
 
My favs are the cake slices, they look fun to make!!
And they look like yummy strawberry cream cake!!  Tongue
Pasta Machines ROCK!!  I love mine!!  It is a permanent fixture to my living room!   Roll Eyes

 
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2007 09:37:39 PM »

I guess I'll have to look for Future Floor Polish somewhere... where do you usually find it?  Hardware stores like Lowes or Home Depot?


 
My favs are the cake slices, they look fun to make!!
And they look like yummy strawberry cream cake!!  Tongue
Pasta Machines ROCK!!  I love mine!!  It is a permanent fixture to my living room!   Roll Eyes

 

The cake slices were really fun to make!  My husband thought it was kinda weird to see them in the fridge though (finally figured out to put them in there so I could slice them!) but now he wants me to make an edible cake that looks like that!  And my pasta machine is permanently in my living room now too!  I set up a tv tray with all my clay stuff and scoot it around the room for wherever I need it   Smiley
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I guess I'll have to look for Future Floor Polish somewhere... where do you usually find it?  Hardware stores like Lowes or Home Depot?


yep!  should be on the flooring aisle and if you can't find it just ask.
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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2007 09:01:01 AM »

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need to gloss everything yet but I'm not sure what to use.  I can't find any of the Sculpey gloss at the craft stores near me.  I have a spray on acrylic gloss, does anyone know if that would work?

Nice charms!   

(First, just wanted to make sure you knew that baked polymer clay doesn't have to be given a gloss finish if you don't just want to give it a shiny look.) 

EDITED TO ADD:

Instead of what I've written below, you can just go to the new thread I just created which has all the info about getting a glossy finish with various liquids, etc., all in one place:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=190875.msg2005953#msg2005953





As for what to use to get a high gloss, let me see if I can find some of the threads that have discussed this before. . . .ok, here's one:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=101267.msg962261#msg962261

As for the sprays, some acrylic sprays will work but some have a "bad" solvent (petroleum-based) in the propellant of the can so can react with the clay up to 6 months later, eating into it and making it "sticky." 


If you want loads more info on all the ways to make polymer clay shiny (liqiuds, sprays, sanding + buffing, and paste waxes--though those will only give a sheen), check out these pages at my site:

http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/finishes.htm
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/sanding_tumbling.htm
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/buffing.htm



HTH!

Diane B.

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