A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Total Members: 315,481
Currently Running With Scissors:
164 Guests and 4 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: is it possible to make liquid clay from regular clay and baby oil?  (Read 152 times)
Tags for this thread: polymer_clay , baby_oil  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit  
winter79
« on: April 11, 2019 12:17:14 AM »

Hi,

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.)
THIS ROCKS   Logged
steiconi
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 1727
Joined: 20-Jul-2008

Opa!


View Profile
« 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.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Measure once, cuss twice.
my website  http://wingsnthings.tripod.com/
my ebay  https://tinyurl.com/steiconi
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Quick Wall Art
Tute Tuesday: Heirloom Cowgirl Pillow
Long and Low



Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org, © 2009-2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands