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« on: October 16, 2010 12:58:55 PM »

I baked a charm using TLS and oil paints about a month ago. I was looking at it today and noticed that the color from the tls mixture has bleed color into the surrounding polymer clay. Does anyone know of a way to fix it. I've included some "rough" pictures. The 2nd one shows the discoloration about the edges better then the first.

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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2010 08:46:47 AM »

That shouldn't have happen. I don't think their is really a reason for it happening or a fix. The best thing to do , for me atleast, is to not bake paint in the oven. For my creations it doesn't work Sad It gave you a cool effect though Smiley


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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2010 10:40:25 AM »

If you had  thoroughly cured the clay and the liquid clay, that shouldn't have happened, though do be aware that reds in particular seem to migrate more than other pigments. 

To perhaps prevent that in the future, you could seal the surface you want to put the red on before adding the red. 
(Baking at any point should only help, not hurt, since it will help cure the clay, liquid clay, and even dry/cure the oil paints better and better the longer they're heated--but don't heat over 250 and longer than 5-15 minutes to avoid darkening.)

The only way to fix it at this point might be to paint over the little dips of red showing on the sides of the pie slices (with acrylic paint probably), or just paint the whole sides to get a solid, even shade.
You might also be able to dig out those areas and refill with white clay but would be fiddly to get right. Or remove the whole red area, seal, then apply the red again.

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