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1  Re:rubberstamping on fimo clay, How-to's?? in Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions by alea on: March 08, 2004 08:08:06 PM
You can stamp after baking as well.
1) Create the item you want to stamp on.
2) Bake the piece, sand if you want to.
3) Rub the surface of the clay with rubbing alcohol to remove oils in the clay. DON'T TOUCH THE SURFACE TO BE STAMPED AFTER YOU DO THIS.
4) Stamp the clay.
5) Re-Bake the item for about 10-15 minutes.
6) While it's still hot, dip the item in Future Floor Polish (I got a huge bottle at Target for $5, and it's lasted me more than a year). Keep a rag on hand. If the ink runs, you can wipe off any areas that ran with a little bit of rag or cotton swab dipped in Future.

If that doesn't work, you can draw on the surface of the clay with Sharpie or Prismacolor marker and follow the same process. Prismacolors run like crazy when they're dipped, so it takes some practice.

These beads

were made with Sharpies and Prismacolors on polymer clay.

Good luck!
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2  Re:Amoeba Beads in Beads: Completed Projects by alea on: February 20, 2004 02:31:11 PM
The loops are actually closer to eyepins than jumprings. I cut off pieces of some (useless) headpins that I have and used pliers to twist a loop into the wire. Then I insert them into the clay and bake. I coat them with Future (floor polish, but it acts as an acrylic glaze) immediately after baking, and I've never had a problem with the wires pulling out. On larger pieces I sometimes use e-6000 to make them stay in.

On a different note, I tried the amoeba earrings. Grin

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3  Re:comic book jewelry in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by alea on: February 01, 2004 09:28:42 AM
I made something similar, but used one of my own drawings. I love the idea! Oh, and it's "laminated" with packing tape. Smiley

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4  Amoeba Beads in Beads: Completed Projects by alea on: February 01, 2004 09:22:31 AM
I was playing with my clay last night and ended up with these. I think they're kind of cute. Smiley

They're just bases made from polymer clay with little disks of clay stacked on them.

(edited to fix broken images)
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5  Glass Marble Beads in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by alea on: November 24, 2003 01:59:22 PM

I made some beads on the same idea as the glass marble bracelet and magnets. I glued the images to the marbles with Omni-Gel, then glued polymer clay backs with a bead hole to them with Omni-Gel and superglue.

Terrible photo, but I have plans for refining the technique.
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6  Re:Cell Phone Cozy in Knitting: Completed Projects by alea on: November 21, 2003 08:36:40 PM

I made one, too. I couldn't resist. This guy has a wrist strap on the back, and that's a tail sticking off to the side. Smiley
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