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Topic: Polymer clay and Fabrics, such as Leather  (Read 886 times)
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« on: November 24, 2013 01:37:18 PM »

i'm just thinking out loud i have an idea im thinking through and i just wanted to ask you guys  Has anyone done any mixed media works using polymer clay adhered to fabrics particularly Leather or suede? and vice versa? Do you have any tips for using these materials together succesfully? will liquid sculpey be a suitable bonding agent.i would do some tests but i only have just the  amounts of leather i need for the project and not enough to do samples Sad .... its just i'm have a project Large but flat(relief) in my head and i am just trying to work out how best to do it.......would you advise a base material of thick card, solid clay or wood for stability cos its gonna get knocked about a bit, and also is Leather going to go in the oven ok ??

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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2013 07:25:57 PM »

I don't believe that you should cook the leather. Unless it is wet. My suggestion would be to make the clay separate, and then attach it with glue. Base material would be wood if it is kicked around. Strongest feature, but some of the thick card stocks are pretty sturdy, too.

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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2013 09:54:40 AM »

I also second the no-leather-in-the-oven advice. It'll likely end up dry and cracked from the dry heat. Could you maybe rivet or stitch the polymer clay pieces to the leather instead of gluing? I've personally never had any luck with leather and glue - that could just be me, though.   Tongue Wink

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