Advice 1: How to put a picture on polymer clay

Polymer clay (plastic) to mold a work of art. Plastic enables you to create thin and small parts, besides the polymer clay can be translated bright and rich picture.
You will need
  • of the figure;
  • - processing of polymer clay;
  • - acrylic paint;
  • - the brush.
Select the picturethat you would like to put on polymer clay. It can be depicted on a normal sheet of paper. Put a picture on the tray face up and apply it with a brush a thin layer of liquid polymer clay. Bake the plastic, then peel off the sheet with the pattern on the workpiece. If the paper is stuck to the item, attach a damp cloth to soaked and separated from polymer clay.
There is another way to transfer images on plastic. Take already finished but not yet painted, the product. It must be raw (nezamechennym). Very firmly attach to the polymer clay face slightly damp paper with the image. Soak a few minutes, from time to time by bending the edge of the picture, to see extinct if a picture. Faster all is applied to the plastic fresh image that just came out from under the printer.
When the contour of the future pattern will be clearly visible, paint the product. For painting plastics it is best to use acrylic paint. If acrylic paint is not present, add gouache or watercolor acrylic lacquer or PVA glue. To color polymer clay with watercolors, first apply to the workpiece a white coat. Do not use oil paints, they dry up to the end on the plastic and make the surface sticky. Minus the acrylic paint when dry, they become noticeably darker, consider this point.
For painting products from polymer clay you can use other colors. Using ink to create texture on nezapuschennoy plastic. Spray get smooth transitions between colors, but this paint a good lie down, Polish the surface with a polymer clay and acrylic cover with soil. If you want to create metallic effect, mix a pearl powder with acrylic solvent or sprinkle it nezamechena plastic. Fully painted product paint and let dry.

Advice 2: How to paint polymer clay

Polymer clay is a plastic material based on PVC-particles, it is designed for modeling small sculptures, jewelry and other products. When working with the material you want to wear rubber gloves and follow basic safety rules.
Polymer clay is divided into two large categories: one solidifies by drying on air, the second requires baking at high temperatures (e.g. in the oven). And he and the other kind of clay can be painted, but there are some nuances.

Bake polymer clay

Different manufacturers offer bake polymer clay in a huge color spectrum. Additionally, you can paint it if necessary. For this approach:
- acrylic paint;
- gouache;
- pastel;
- crayons and pencils;
- Mel.

After the pottery was baked in the oven, it must cool. Dyeing hot polymer clay is not recommended as it may cause burns. And the paint won't stick. The only exception is pastels. Paint it product that has not yet baked in the oven. For painting it is recommended to use a soft brush with natural hair, so as not to compromise the integrity of the composition.

Application of self-hardening polymer clay

This type of clay is presented in a very sparse palette of white, gray and terracotta hues. Some manufacturers have expanded color range of polymer clay that hardens in the air naturally. For example, "Fimo" offer not only standard colors, but also bright shades that you can mix in the base color, making it original and unique. To dye application of self-hardening polymer clay, there are two options.

The first is to add paint to a basic plastic mass during the kneading. For this purpose, suitable only acrylic paint, water-based. Add some paint into a mass, knead the clay. If not enough brightness, you can add a little paint. For getting unusual shade, you can mix several colors. If the clay to work properly by an uneven, can be very original and unique coloring of the product.

The second is to paint the already fashioned from clay the subject. This approach not only acrylic but also in oil, pastel and gouache. Apply the paint have already cured the finished object. After the paint is dry, it can be fixed with clear nail Polish. This will give additional strength to the product of polymer clay. Noted that some inks change color after drying. To prevent this from happening, you need to apply them in several thick layers, each of which needs to be dried.
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