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super sushi
« on: May 29, 2006 10:22:31 AM »

Sorry for such a dumb question...
Do you put it on the fimo before its baked or after?
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2006 01:49:43 PM »

No such thing as a dumb question. Wink

Since it's varnish, put it on after you bake and let it air-dry.
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2006 01:55:04 PM »

I use sculpey glaze, and I do both. Sometimes I put it on before I bake it for small things like animal noses and eyes. For larger things that need even coats, I use the glaze after its baked and cool.
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2006 08:36:21 AM »

OHH damn i just realised i have fimo liquid is this gloss 0_0
I am so confused.
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2006 08:44:57 AM »

liquid fimo is not gloss. it will bake clearish white. It has to be baked.
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2006 09:01:48 AM »

liquid fimo is not gloss. it will bake clearish white. It has to be baked.

OH NOO, i put it on after i baked it 0_0
What should i do.
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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2006 09:50:33 AM »

Just re bake it. It'll be fine and extra strong!
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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2006 10:14:54 AM »

Just re bake it. It'll be fine and extra strong!

The fimo melted LOL!
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2006 10:37:05 AM »

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The fimo melted LOL!

Hmmm... not sure what you mean by that Shocked . . . polymer clay will never "melt" (it can burn to a blackened crisp though!)  ....(plasticine-type "modeling clays" will melt in the oven though because they have wax added to them)

You may mean the liquid clay "ran"? ...and that is possible since it's a thinnish liquid that's not very adhesive.  You don't say what you put the liquid clay on, but if it's not horizontal, it will run if it's not applied very thinly (and the Fimo brand of liqiud clay is a bit thinner than the Sculpey brand).

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i have fimo liquid is this gloss 0_0
I am so confused.


Clear "liquid clay" is currently put out by 3 manufacturers (Translucent Liquid Sculpey by Polyform... Fimo Liquid Decorating Gel by Eberhard Faber... and Kato Clear Medium or a similar name by VanAken the manufacturers of Kato Polyclay).  Of the three, the ones by Fimo and Kato are the clearest.
None of those is the same as an acrylic finish though because liquid clays must be heat cured while the others will air-dry. 

They can be used in some of the same ways though.

If used as a sealer, the liquid clay won't have a glossy finish unless it's sanded and buffed, or unless it's been baked in direct contact with a very smooth surface (like a sheet of glass or a ceramic tile).

Fimo (Eberhard Faber) does put out several sealers though. 
There are 4 versions of it... one is water-based (not quite as good) and the other is alcohol-based, and each of those comes in a matte and a gloss version. 
Most clayers don't use them often though because they're much more expensive by volume than clear acrylic wood finishes like Varathane or than clear acrylic vinyl floor polishes like Future or Mop 'N Glo (the two most commonly used finishes for polymer clay).

If you want more info on the various types of acrylic finishes used with polymer clay and on the brands and types of liquid clay (and how long and hot to bake them when the clay has already been baked once), there's lots of it on these pages:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/finishes.htm
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/LiquidSculpey.htm



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Diane B.
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...for the upcoming polymer clay board here at craftster, check here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=72141.msg813624#msg813624



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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2006 10:43:14 AM »

Wow! LOL! Sorry!  Cheesy
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