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« on: November 09, 2007 02:54:46 PM »

i've seen some awesome charms that people have made,
and i want to learn how to make them scented!

any help will be appreciated.
here are a few of my questions:
what kind of scents do you use? (candle scent? soap scent? i don't know)
do you add the scent after its baked, or before?
where can you buy scents?
what method would you use to make it scented?

thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2007 04:33:57 PM »

Hi,

No time to answer much now, but check out this page of my website for a lot of info to get you started:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/inclusions.htm
.... then click on the category called Smell-y Inclusions at the top of the page.


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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2007 08:15:25 PM »

depending on what your making it depends Wink
you can buy scents like lemon and vanilla oil at stores like hobby lobby or Micheal's for me i like to mix in the oil or scent in the icing or top layer if miniatures Grin i did try soap scents and those turn sour or rancid in the oven (for me at least) Wink

Hope this helps Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2008 02:26:27 PM »

There is a fantastic seller on eBay who sells scents you can use for polymer clay. Her user name on eBay is ourheavenscents. You can buy 1/2 ounce portions on ALL SORTS of scents for super cheap.

They are oil scents - stuff you use for soaps, candles, etc. But she has exotic sounding scents like fudge brownies and apple pie and fresh cotton.
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2008 10:22:31 AM »

I just started playing with polymer clay but I have ventured into the scent world.

I have used oils for burnging, soaps, and candles and so far they have all been successful. When Im kneeding the clay, I kindof poke a hole in the center and put a few drops into it. Then I close up the hole and slowly begin to kneed. It'll get a little wet, but it'll eventually all kneed in. After Im done making it into whatever shape, I bake it.

The scent is still there after I bake (not AS strong, though). After that, I glaze it. Ive done strawberry frosting and a cinnamon bun and you can still smell both of them after I've glazed.

You can buy your oils at Hobby Lobby or Michael's which are 2.99+ for a tiny bottle. OR you can go to walmart and by about 3x the amount for 1.99. If youre experimenting at first, I would try Walmart (unless you're unlike me who has to drive over an hour to get to a craft store and you want to try theirs).
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2008 12:43:34 PM »

You can buy your oils at Hobby Lobby or Michael's which are 2.99+ for a tiny bottle. OR you can go to walmart and by about 3x the amount for 1.99. If youre experimenting at first, I would try Walmart (unless you're unlike me who has to drive over an hour to get to a craft store and you want to try theirs).

Thank you for sharing this! Could you please elaberate on the scents that you purchase at Walmart? Are they the ones sold in the insence department? I think that they are sold for the little heated aroma therapy burners? Thank you very much! Your explanation and information is very helpful!
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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2008 12:47:13 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2008 10:53:55 AM »

how much are y'all putting in how much of clay..I heard that theres a max amount of oil you can put into the clay until the clay turns to mush..
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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2008 01:46:46 PM »

I only use a drop of oil in pieces of clay that are as big as a... well, comparable to the size of a half a golfball or something. Otherwise it makes the clay unstable and it just crumples after you bake it.
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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2008 05:58:28 AM »

*is basking in all the great help she's finding here*

You and me both!! Grin
Especially since I just started a new thread asking this same quesiton.  Duh. I should look first.

Anyway......

Can a drop of the oil be mixed with liquid sculpey and brushed on?  Will that maintain the scent without ruining or mushin' up the original piece?
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« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2008 10:32:54 AM »

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Can a drop of the oil be mixed with liquid sculpey and brushed on?  Will that maintain the scent without ruining or mushin' up the original piece?

From the info I have on my Inclusions page, various scented oils can be just brushed onto baked clay so I assume they could be mixed with liquid clay --but not sure what the baking would do.  Try it and report back!


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« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2009 09:59:34 PM »

I've seen a tutorial in deviantart.com before. you can use oils for candle making to scent your clay. Just need to add the oil unto uncured and unformed clay, mix it well then start shaping, although they did warn to not put too much oil as the scent will be too strong.
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« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2009 01:44:00 AM »

I've seen a tutorial in deviantart.com before. you can use oils for candle making to scent your clay. Just need to add the oil unto uncured and unformed clay, mix it well then start shaping, although they did warn to not put too much oil as the scent will be too strong.

Hehe, that was my tutorial Cheesy

Here is the link if you want to see! http://monsterkookies.deviantart.com/art/How-to-Scent-Polymer-Clay-98814686
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« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2009 07:09:21 AM »

I've seen a tutorial in deviantart.com before. you can use oils for candle making to scent your clay. Just need to add the oil unto uncured and unformed clay, mix it well then start shaping, although they did warn to not put too much oil as the scent will be too strong.

Hehe, that was my tutorial Cheesy

Here is the link if you want to see! http://monsterkookies.deviantart.com/art/How-to-Scent-Polymer-Clay-98814686


OHH!! heheh thanks!! learned from your tutorial Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2009 09:47:04 AM »

I've seen a tutorial in deviantart.com before. you can use oils for candle making to scent your clay. Just need to add the oil unto uncured and unformed clay, mix it well then start shaping, although they did warn to not put too much oil as the scent will be too strong.

Hehe, that was my tutorial Cheesy

Here is the link if you want to see! http://monsterkookies.deviantart.com/art/How-to-Scent-Polymer-Clay-98814686


OHH!! heheh thanks!! learned from your tutorial Cheesy


Yeaaaay! Cheesy
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