Monday, September 19, 2011

EasyCast-Clear Casting Epoxy and Polymer Clay

 Recently I got some questions about working with polymer clay.  I love polymer clay but there are extra steps you have to go through when you want to add non-polymer clay additions (like the metal wings) you see on this piece.  You need to bake everything...then reattach all extra parts with glue.
I have been using either Envirotex Lite or EasyCast to both "glue" my extra parts and to also glaze my final pieces.
 I use a paint brush to apply a layer of my resin to the underside of any additions and then to the whole surface. 
My wings are now permanently attached and I love that extra shine from the resin.  The gold flecks I embedded in the clay are now visible too.  My piece is stronger and will not shatter if dropped.

6 comments:

  1. That is really cool Carmi! I've never brushed resin on polymer clay. Can you clean the brushes after, or do they need to be chucked? If you can clean them, what do you clean them with? Just curious.

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  2. Hi Cindy, the brushes have to be thrown out...because within about an hour or two they are very hard. I buy my brushes at the dollar store knowing they are a one time use item!

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  3. Hi Carmi,

    I love your cool projects. Do you have any tips for keeping dust from wet resin? I have ruined several pendants because of dust landing on them when they were drying.

    I did not turn on any fans and had them covered right after I poured the resin.

    Thank you for your blog. I really am enjoying seeing all the neat stuff you do.

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  4. Hi Carole,
    Lots of people (especially those with cats) place a plastic or cardboard box over their pieces while they are curing.

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  5. This is wonderful, Carmi. Really neat piece. Thanks for sharing your tips.

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