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Topic: is it possible to make liquid clay from regular clay and baby oil?  (Read 152 times)
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« on: April 11, 2019 12:17:14 AM »


I want to make some kind of adhesive for my clay sculptures to keep the small pieces from breaking off and strengthening joints in between pieces. I have found a lot about liquid clay and it seems like that would do the thing I need, however a small bottle here in Sweden costs over 10 bucks, which I think is a little steep. So I was wondering if I can make something myself. I have found sites that recommend mixing the clay with water, but that seems a little counter intuitive to me since as far as I understand polymer clay is oil based, is that correct? In that case using water would make it more brittle or even crack when baking, correct?

Are there other cheap alternatives for this purpose? (I don't want to glue the pieces together after baking.)
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2019 12:12:39 AM »

I think you would need to use something that would evaporate so the clay would harden.  But I wouldn't expect water to mix well with polymer clay, so maybe experiment with alcohol or acetone.  But I don't know, I'm just theorizing.

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