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« on: February 05, 2009 09:39:44 PM »

If I wanted to cover a book cover with polymer clay could I just put it on there and put the book and clay in the oven? It is a bound book so, I can't just bake the cover. Will it burn? Distory the world?


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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2009 08:21:36 AM »

You probably/possibly could, but the way whole covers are usually done with polymer clay is to make and bake them separately, then glue onto the book/journal/notebook cover. 

Paper won't burn until the famous 451 F, any cotton or natural-fiber stringing of the pages, as well as bookboard (most or all?) and any natural fabric are all fine at our baking temps too, but it's possible that some of the glues used could soften at those temps or perhaps even become brittle or change color, or there could be some color changes with any colored dyes used, etc.  I'd assume that most inks used in books are totally waterproof and okay in other ways so should be okay (if you want to be sure though, you might want to remove a page or bit of a page that has ink on it and check it out in the oven).

You can find lots of lessons and examples re making covers for books as well as smaller and/or more flexible book-type things on this page of my site, if you're interested:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/books.htm (click on Covers...Notebook,Journal,Other)

You might be interested in these related pages too:

HTH, and let us see what you do!

Diane B.

« Last Edit: February 06, 2009 08:22:09 AM by Diane B. » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2009 11:32:25 AM »


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