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Re: Another newbie polymer clay question(s)
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2013, 09:57:38 PM »
Sue have a look at this tutorial from Emma Ralph on how she uses her ultrafine glitters, I *think* this might be the kind of thing you are looking for??
http://www.ejrbeads.co.uk/blendedtutorial.htm

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Re: Another newbie polymer clay question(s)
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2013, 10:33:03 PM »
You can seal the paint with a polymer varnish, then bake again for a short while to cure it more. I'm also wondering if alcohol inks might work on the polymer?

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Re: Another newbie polymer clay question(s)
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2013, 10:59:04 PM »
Inka gold metallic paints might be good for what your after. Some paints I believe take a long time to dry and as Vic says you can put the clay back in to the oven for a bit to help cure it and then also varnish it to seal it.

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Re: Another newbie polymer clay question(s)
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2013, 11:36:27 PM »
The clay already ha a bit of sparkle in it, it's Fimo Effect , tried rubbing on a bit of mica and then adding other paints and lost the mica, so thought if I could find some peacock hues I could paint them in too.  Only I bought some water based acrylic paint and it sat on the rubbed down clay like water on a gloss tile, so obviously not allw/b acrylic paints are the same?  Saw some artist ones, Rowney? but is artist acrylic the sort I want - didn't mention water based or washing brushes in water so none the wiser.
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Re: Another newbie polymer clay question(s)
« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2013, 11:42:40 PM »
Sue have a look at this tutorial from Emma Ralph on how she uses her ultrafine glitters, I *think* this might be the kind of thing you are looking for??
http://www.ejrbeads.co.uk/blendedtutorial.htm

Thanks, will read this in the morning - computer is having a coronary right now (everything stops running, the processor light is flashing like fury and I get the rotating icons and nought else.

Inka gold metallic paints might be good for what your after. Some paints I believe take a long time to dry and as Vic says you can put the clay back in to the oven for a bit to help cure it and then also varnish it to seal it.

The acrylics I have have dried  and I have some matt varnish to add at the end.

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Re: Another newbie polymer clay question(s)
« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2013, 11:12:59 AM »
Rowney and all the other artist acrylic paints are dilutable with water until they go hard, yes.

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Re: Another newbie polymer clay question(s)
« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2013, 07:30:42 PM »
Thanks Heather.
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