polymer clay questionnnn
hey can someone tell me what's the best like....ah whats the word..coating substance? to coat a baked polymer clay thing? ah glaze! or shine thingy.
ive tried nailpolish but its not very good. >.>
hi, you can get a special varnish for polymer clay in a matt (non shiney) or gloss (shiney) finish. I know fimo do some but it's a bit expensive. There are cheaper equivilants, I'd ask at a craft store
thank you :}
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it says not to use nail varnish as it can react with the chemicals. It also says to use their brand so you wont have chemical reations. Think they may just want to sell their product though. I've used other stuff and it's been ok. Just make sure the room is well ventilated.
ive used nail polish, but it turned white for some reason. xD (i was able to wipe it off; it was this white powdery substance..... anyway)
ive also used decoupage medium, and nothing at all. i bet just about anything would work, even like a clear ceramic top coat.
i'm using clear nailpolish from an ordinary store here in holland(hema), and it works perfectly with me...
I often use clear acrylic spray, made by "Carplan" or Krylon, sold as clear top coat for car paint,.... or Humbrol Just Clear acrylic spray. Dries within minutes.
For a really shiny thicker coating I sometimes use Envirotex Lite or Crystal Sheen polymer resins, brushed on. These need at least 24 hours to set properly.
ahh when i use clearnail polish in a few days they turn up like gathering hair from..well pockets and such.
haha lint catcher XD hmm ive never used spray clear paint....which i think i might have...so thank you nora c.
ill try that too last option haha is going to ask at micheals. im sorta reallyy cheap >.> haha
thanks you though ^-^
I use clear spray paint too and it works great!
I use Sculpey glaze, in Satin or Gloss finish, which is the best as it is suited for polyer clay. Any glaze that has usage for polymer clay will work, and won't leave a film or color change!
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