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Topic: Pancakes, hot fudge sunday, and lots of candy!  (Read 1410 times)
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« on: July 11, 2008 05:50:59 PM »

What are you supposed to glaze polymer clay with?  Me being.. well, me tried to use clear coat nail polish on the pancakes, but it just made them super sticky.

« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2008 07:21:59 PM »

Aww, cute!  I love the use of acorn 'caps'!

As far as glazing goes, you can get Sculpey glaze at arts & crafts stores, in matte or glossy finish.  You could also go with a clear coat, acrylic glaze, or clear varnish (or something similar) from a hardware store. I'm sure that someone in the paint department would be able to tell you what would be best, if you brought in something to show them what you're coating. Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2008 07:22:16 PM »

Judging by the amount of posts, I doubt she knew that. No need to take such a harsh tone.
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2008 07:25:06 PM »

very very cute!
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2008 08:10:31 AM »

Really nice!!  There's so much great detail too, but a little hard to see it just because there's so much that the photo has been taken farther away  Cry
How large are the items we're looking at anyway??

I also noticed the acorn caps....they look great!  Are those made from clay as well?  And what did you use for the jars and the glasses?

tried to use clear coat nail polish on the pancakes, but it just made them super sticky.

That was a good guess, you just got one tiny part wrong Grin
Polymer clay can't be directly coated with any sealer (or paint, or anything) that contains petroleum-based solvents --those will eat into the clay (sometimes not until 6 months later).  That will make the clay sticky first, then really begin to dissolve it. 

The "good" finishes for polymer clay are acrylic (water-based).  So if you want to use clear fingernail polish, just be sure you use one that's acrylic.  It's not always stated on the bottle though which is which, so stay away from any that call themselves "enamels," (a couple of the safe ones are those intended for acrylic fingernails, and Maybelline's Wet and Wild).

There are many other clear finishes that can be safely used on polymer clay as well as fingernail polishes though (and many are cheaper).
You can read about those and much more about clear finishes for polymer clay in genreal in this previous thread:

Oh, and p.s.,  I wouldn't count on the employees of most craft, hobby, or art supply stores to know much of anything about using finishes for polymer clay.  My experience has been that few of them have ever tried clay at all, and don't even know the basics.


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