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« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2010 06:23:19 AM »

Wow, those are fabulous!  Love the dragon one, so realistic.  Can't bear to look at the wart one for long, though - uck!  (I guess that makes it very effective!)   Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2010 06:42:54 AM »

I absolutely LOVE these!  Too cool!
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« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2010 09:25:19 AM »

Great little covered bottles!  Love the skeleton, teeth, and eyeball ones, but got a big chuckle from the hair-y one Grin

Many plastic bottles/jars/etc can survive at polymer clay temps**, especially any made from "medical grade" or "food grade" plastics, and especially if the are covered completely and/or protected in other ways to make sure the heat reaching them never gets above the intended baking temp in any spot (not that easy to do without at least an oven thermometer and/or an enclosed or partly-enclosed baking method).  Having water inside is a good idea too which I assume is another way to moderate the temp right next to the plastic.

You might want to check into other kinds of plastic containers and also small glass bottles too (I use those a lot...they're also usually easier to cover since they're slick).  Since "Bottles of Hope" have been a big thing in the polymer community I began collecting the small glass bottles that contact lenses come in from optometrists to use (they were happy to donate them to a good cause), but can be found in other places too.  Vets will usually give loads of the "tiny" glass bottles that have been used for vaccinations animals too (those must be washed thoroughly) as well, and the little bottles that insulin come in a good too if you know any insulin-dependent diabetics.

There are other sources for bottles (glass and plastic) as well as ways to cover various kinds of plastic with polymer clay, if anyone's interested, on these pages at my site:
http://glassattic.com/polymer/covering.htm (click on Plastics)
http://glassattic.com/polymer/BOH.htm (click on Lessons)
http://glassattic.com/polymer/supplysources.htm (click on Containers and on Plastic/Acrylic)

** most plastics will soften, shrink, or melt in the general range of 200-300 F (so unfortunately right around our baking temps), but different kinds of plastics have individual critical temps for beginning to do their thing and also different amounts of time the temp has to be held at that number

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« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2010 09:37:28 AM »

These are way cool! I need to try that out, I would never have thought to bake clay on plastic bottles.
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« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2010 10:01:34 AM »

This is a great idea!  Love your creativity in covering them!
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« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2010 11:09:34 AM »

AWESOME!!!!   ... wisted!
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« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2010 12:15:32 PM »

I have a magnet/plastic name badge I've been wanting to cover with poly-clay... now just to figure out if I can mod. your water idea to do it...
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« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2010 01:03:04 PM »

I have a magnet/plastic name badge I've been wanting to cover with poly-clay... now just to figure out if I can mod. your water idea to do it...

I did come across an article that shows you how to cure polymer clay in the microwave in a bowl of water located here:

 http://www.garieinternational.com.sg/clay/shop/microwave.htm

but I don't think you would be able to microwave the magnet if you could somehow remove the magnet and then glue it back on this technique might work

this is the same site I found for baking with plastics the page for that is here:
http://www.garieinternational.com.sg/clay/shop/baking_container.htm

this is one of the best sites I have found for unusual polymer clay techniques the index for these techniques is close to the bottom so scroll down
http://www.garieinternational.com.sg/clay/shop/product.html
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« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2010 01:56:34 PM »

Good idea with the water inside the plastic, I might have to try this. And those jars are just absolutely darling!
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« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2010 03:17:47 PM »

These are SUPER cool! Makes me want to go out and learn how use polymer clay.  Wink
Absolutely love the dragon one. *thumbs up*

If you are still building some of these, I suggest a vampire inspired one.
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