Great tutorial! Liquid polymer clay is a whole treasure unto itself!
What temp did you use for your cling, and how long?
I wanted to mention that if a liquid clay cling doesn't want to stick to a window
, here are some tips from my site:
...make sure the slick side of the cling is next to the window...one side, or both, should be shiny smooth. Valerie
...clean the shiny side with alcohol ...there should be no oils or any thing between the plastic of the cling and the glass of the window. Valerie
...or to degrease, wash the cling itself in a dilute detergent solution (like dish liquid)...then do a short soak in quite hot water that's very clean...while they're still hot and wet, attach them to the cleaned glass surface where you want them. It isn't sticking by static--- it's more an "attraction of surfaces," which can be upset by some surfactant chemicals like soaps or emulsifiers. Alan
...sometimes it also helps if the glass of the window is not too cold. Valerie
All kinds of fun things that can be put into liquid clay clings
beside oil paint are "inclusions" like polyester glitters, metallic powders and ground spices, and larger things like bits of metallic leaf, gratings from crayons/pastels, fine wire, and even solid polymer clay, etc... clings can be made opaque, transparent, or translucent depending on how they're colored and heated, and they can also be made with "ropes" between the colors for simulating stained glass, or they can be drizzled around for a making a lacy cling, they can have metallic leaf behind them which shows through if the clings are translucent, patterns can be "combed" or marbelized in different colors of liquid clay in a cling with various tools, etc.
Instead of being stuck on a window, they can also be pressed onto any very smooth
surface (mirrors, smooth metal, etc.), or they can be attached to other objects with clear glues or even with liquid polymer clay if it's baked afterwards to cure the liquid clay. Properly cured liquid clays are very tough, and if thick almost impossible to tear.
Here are some other ideas for using clings:
...as a translucent "covering" for items such as glass votives, etc.
...to "cover" other polymer clay shapes and bases completely or partly (beads, boxes, etc.) ... liquid clay films will flex in one direction at one time only though
...can be glued onto most non-polymer surfaces as well (paper, painted surfaces, metal, etc., just like any other embellishment using liquid clay or an appropriate glue --clear glue, if necessary)
...as bits which are held in "cells" of clay or of other materials (faux cloisonne, etc.)
.........I used mine as decal 'tiles' for embellishing boxes. Ruth
...if they're sufficiently thick, they can be used as freestanding clear or translucent wings... or as other accessories for sculpts ...as "hinges" for books and notepads and pendants... as freestanding light shields or book fronts (mini-books or larger), and loads more
There's more info, lessons, and links to examples of clings and other freestanding liquid clay films on this page if anyone is interested:http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/LiquidSculpey.htm
(...click on Films
, then look especially for "Clings