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« on: December 31, 2007 01:04:15 AM »

Hi,sorry my english, i use translator  Undecided

I am making a Gothic reborn, and the teeth, horns and ears go of cernit, since they can be done?

Have I seen other reborns where say that were making it with cernit, but since(as,like) they it harden?

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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2007 09:36:47 AM »

I'm not sure exactly what you're asking, but I'll take a guess then you can tell me if that was it.

First, Cernit is one brand of polymer clay (made in Europe and more available there than in the U.S.).   It will harden when it's cured with sufficient heat like the other brands of polymer clay.

I assume that you're wanting to add teeth, horns, and ears made from polymer clay (Cernit, etc.) onto a vinyl doll.  You can certainly do that and it works really well.  You'd generally do it by making the items separately and baking them, then attaching them to the doll with glue, etc. (rather than baking them on the doll).

Different types of plastic, polymer clay included, can take different amounts of heat for various amounts of time without darkening or burning (or distorting or melting in the case of some types of plastic).  I'm not sure where vinyl is on that continuum though, and there may be other things on the doll that wouldn't take the heat (or take it very long) even if the vinyl did, so it's probably best not to try and bake the doll itself.

Since you're gluing plastic to plastic, you might want to use a 2-part epoxy glue since it will be really strong, or use a silicone type glue like E-6000 or Goop. 
If you're items are lightweight and won't get much stress, other glues could work too. 

It's sometimes possible to attach, or help attach, a clay item to something else by using a mechanical "armature" too, possibly also using glue.  In that case for example, you might embed part of a wire, a bit of wire mesh, a screw, or even cardstock, etc., into the clay item before baking it (or even after)... then drill a hole into the doll, and stick in the end of the armature that's projecting out of the clay.  That connection between the the two parts will strengthen the join.

If that's not what you were asking, ask again!

P.S.  for more info, see these other pages:
You can translate any of these pages (or the whole glassattic.com site)
into Spanish, as you probably already know... Babelfish is one site that will do it:


...modifying toys and dolls/Barbies
(click on Other Toys near the bottom of the list, then scroll down a screenful)

...making teeth, horns, ears, and other body parts from polymer clay
...... and heads

...using armatures of various types

...using glues with polymer clay


Diane B.
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