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« on: September 30, 2007 10:27:10 PM »

I've seen in quite a few places where people will make a pendent or altered Altoids box covered with polymer clay and there is an image on it.  I'm going to assume that its just printed on regular printer-type paper (or drawn, perhaps? That's what I'd like to do...)

Soo, how is this done, exactly? They always look so nice and professional.  Is it really as simple as laying the image on it, baking, then glazing over it?

Ehh... I did search for awhile before asking but I'm on some pain killers and having a bit of a hard time thinking.  It took me awhile to write this post lol

Thanks for any advice!

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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2007 09:18:32 AM »

Here are some of the many techniques you can use:

http://www.polymerclaycentral.com/cyclopedia/transfer.html
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/cr_clay_jewelry/article/0,1789,HGTV_3238_3073583,00.html

A Google search for "polymer clay transfer" or "liquid polymer transfer" will give you a load of results.
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2007 11:25:43 AM »

Ohh... its a TRANSFER... lol.  Thank you so much! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2007 02:14:29 PM »

There are a load of ways to do "transfers" onto polymer clay, and various types of equipment and supplies that can work . . . BUT it can take awhile to get just the right combination of things you may be using unless you use one of the more foolproof methods.  (I would not suggest trying any of the others while on anything that fuzzes up your brain!... that's just asking for trouble!)

Most all the techniques and variables are fully discussed on this page at my website, along with lessons, links to more lessons, examples, trouble-shooting, etc.:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/transfers.htm
(...if you just want to have some fun and do some of the easier transfer methods, check out the category at the top called Easiest Methods-- under Summary)


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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2007 03:41:38 PM »

Thank ya much Diane.  I wish I had to thought of looking at your site before, but I didn't know what the technique was called... thought it was just an image laid down with glaze or something Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2007 08:47:58 PM »

You can decoupage on baked clay just like most other surfaces.  I used Mod Podge, but then you may want to seal over it with glaze/Future/Varathane/whatever.
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