Polymer Clay Finish
Hey everybody! I was wondering if anybody with experience on this could help me out. I am making these birdie wedding toppers for my aunt and they are basically done. I just need to figure out how to finish them. I used fimo clay and painted them after baking with acrylics. What should I use to finish them to give them a glossy, almost iridescent look to give them depth? Does that make sense (this is my first time working with polymer clay)? Please and thank you!
If you want it to look iridescent, maybe watered down metallic/pearl acrylic paint? The only iridescent glaze I know uses chunks of glitter, and well...it just looks like this:http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7g4us4wcg1rann1ro1_1280.jpg or http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/space-charm (or just an overload of glitter, but if that's the finish you like, it's delta ceramcoat sparkle glaze, but you'll need to do many very thin coats because it tends to get sticky if you paint it too thickly) Many people glaze polymer clay with varathane (as seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld9Y-MPMRM0)
I would varnish them with Fimo clay gloss varnish, http://www.craftmill.co.uk/varnishes-glues-primers/craft-and-artist-varnishes/staedtler-fimo-gloss-varnish-for-polymer-clays
you could mix in some Barry M Dazzle dust shade (Kingfisher)
or whatever colour you choose into the varnish, do this in a little separate trays or jars.
You could also this with the gold on the crowns perhaps a sparkly shade (yellow gold)
Be careful not to add too much as you could affect the drying time of the varnish, these shadows have quite strong pigment anyhoo so a little goes along way, always test your mix on white paper to get desired shade.
Varnishes and paints not designed for polymer clay will end up sticky or tacky to the touch usually, I've had a few boo...boos in the past with other stuff lol.
Hope this helps.
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