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« on: July 31, 2008 09:42:36 AM »

I bought the polymer glaze but can I add accents to my work with polymer with acrylic paint?

I have so many ideas!
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2008 12:20:43 PM »

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I bought the polymer glaze but can I add accents to my work with polymer with acrylic paint?

First, you don't have to use any sealer/finish if you don't want to add gloss or hold something onto the surface of the baked clay that could fall off.  Iow, polymer clay doesn't need to be sealed like air-dry clays do... it's already waterproof.
Also, if a gloss finish or just a sealer is desired, there are other (often better) ones to use than those sold for polymer clay... they'll need to be acrylics though or alcohol-based to be safe used directly on clay.
You can get a summary of info about using clear finishes on polymer clay from this previous post here at Craftster, if you're interested:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=190875.msg2005953#msg2005953
... and a lot more info on them all on this page:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/finishes.htm

As for paints and polymer clay, acrylic paints are usually used when one wants to paint on top of the baked clay (rather than building the color into the clay), though others can be used.  If you want a lot of info on painting on baked clay, and preparing the clay for painting, check out this page too:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/paints.htm
(...click on Preparing the Clay when painting on top of it... and also on Acrylic Paints in particular)

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I have so many ideas!

Great... polymer clay is a fantastic medium for taking in all kinds of directions!


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POLYMER CLAY "ENCYCLOPEDIA" 
http://glassattic.com/polymer/contents.htm
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