Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Wow, more polymer clay
On Monday I rolled out the polymer clay for my Altered Book tutorial. I was happy with my leaves but knew I needed to do some more.
Jenn joins me Wednesdays for Creativity 101 and we did some scrapbooking and magazine journal prep. We could use some embellishments for our projects. Jenn is all about hearts and I figured we could freehand these as we had no cookie cutters. The polymer clay hearts will go on the blue, red, pink painted page. We didn't have the pink so we did a lot of kneading to get the red and white to turn pink. I liked the striped effect but Jenn wanted pure pink.
One commenter from Monday suggested the clay was too soft so I throttled back and it was easier to work with and not so sticky.
We dusted them with some Perfect Pearls powder and it does add a nice shine when baked. It also covered my heart's candy cane effect. :0 The rosy powder did add a nice blush to the blue heart which will help it blend into the page. Quality control is still wanting. Finger prints and less than smooth edges are only enhanced by baking! :(
I baked these in the bigger oven at 265 degrees F and the thermometer read 10 degrees lower so I bumped it up and then cooked them in the covered tin for 20 minutes. They seem fine! I was surprised at how light these hearts were after baking. This was a concern for adhering them to the page but I'm not worried at all now although E-6000 is still recommended.
We had a busy fun day and no pressure creativity is what was on my worktable this Wednesday.
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