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#32911 Jun 20, 2007

Hello all!

Do any of you know of a tutorial that teaches picture tranfer onto

polymer clay. I saw some beautiful pendents that were made with old

photos and I would love to learn how to do this. Also I have not

worked with polymer clay yet but do have some white clay. The other

supplies I have at this time are some rollers. Any help with what else

I need would be greatly appreciated.

Sue in PA


#32949 Jun 22, 2007

Off the top of your head do you know which link on

those pages lead to the lesson? I'd love to know how

to do it too.

Are there any *good* books on transfering images onto

polymer clay?




Re: Polymer clay question

Posted by: "Charlene Booth" cbbeads@...

Have you checked Polymer Clay Express? If not,

their lessons link

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If you don't find what you want there, perhaps

this link will more


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#32965 Jun 23, 2007


Here is a tutorial on YouTube:

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#32972 Jun 23, 2007

Go to www.glassattic dot com. Needless to say, change to dot to the real thing.

This site could keep you entertained and learning for weeks! More information they anyone could ever need.

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#32977 Jun 23, 2007

Oh, I agree! I love that site! It has everything you could ever need

or want to know about polymer clay.



#40941 Jan 19, 2008

Hey all

So, my fiance and I are doing polymer clay molds to make pendants for

jewelry. Our problem is this - the clay sticks to the mold so our

pieces never come out right, they break apart, etc... what do you do

to prevent that from happening? do you have to spray the molds with

cooking spray before you put the clay in it? I know you don't "bake"

the clay in the mold, so that's not it... we've tried putting it in

the freezer as directed for 90 seconds - and they still fall apart.

What to do?


#40998 Jan 21, 2008

Corn starch works great.

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#42150 Feb 13 7:24 PM

If any of you work with polymer....Do you know why the clay gets a

white coating when you sand it. I have tried 3 or 4 different wet grits

finishing with the finest but I often get this chalky white coating.

What's with that???

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#44805 Apr 15, 2008

I've got a great tutorial that I know will help you.

Here's the video intro to the technique: polymer clay photo transfer

---Links-Are-Forbidden--- here's the full written tutorial with pics: polymer clay image


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#54269 Apr 30, 2009

Any one out there working with polymer clay?.. I've just started and I've got a question concerning finishing the beads... I've heard everything from just leave them as they come out of the oven to sanding with 200, 400..and 800 grit sandpapper before waxing... Waxing suggestions have included..mop and glo..floor wax to minwax to museum wax..... I'm starting to think learning the caning process was the easy part.

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#54304 May 1, 2009

Thankyou. You weren't answering my post, but you just did! Your work is outstanding. Gorgous!!!!!

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#72895 Mar 28, 2012

I am wanting to make some charms with polymer clay by mixing the clay with pearlex, rolling it out, and stamping a design, then using a small cutter to make the charms. What is the best way to finish or glaze these charms? I won't really be able to sand them due to the raised design. Does the Krylon Clear Glaze work on polymer clay?

Thank you.


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#72902 Mar 29, 2012

Hi!.. I've made polymer clay beads before but it's been a while... What I can tell you is that they make a glaze for finished polymer clay and I've always found it at Hobby Lobby although I'm sure other craft stores sell it as well... I'm also certain you can purchase it on line... Sculpey makes both a Matte and Glossy glaze.






#72904 Mar 29, 2012

Hi Salla,

There are many different glazes and finishing products out there. I have used a Flecto Varathane, and it worked well. I have also tried the Sculpley glaze, but can't remember if I liked it or not! You can find them here:

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Hope this helps!