Mixing materials with polymer clay
I'm planning out some small figures to make, and I've seen some creations that have tulle added into the creation.... would I be able to bake that in since it would be such a short time, or would I have to make a spot for it and glue it in after?
I'm going to be using seed beads for the eyes of these ones, something I havn't done before and I am excited to create these. I would love any ideas of other things that I could mix with the clay before it gets baked.
This is going to be a special project, and any tips shared are very much appreciated, thank you!
I don't think you could bake the tulle, I believe it would probably melt. I would opt for safe on that one.
Other than that if you are using materials with a high melting point and that aren't flammable, the only thing you have to worry about when mixing them with polymer clay is shrinkage. Polymer clay shrinks while you're baking it, so the likelihood of it cracking if you have a [relatively] larger object deeply embedded in it is higher.
I've heard of people getting great results using pearlescent pigments and alcohol inks on polymer clay.
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