Hello everyone! I've been busy making presents and learning! I began transferring pictures and have had a difficult time of it. I am not able to tell how hard I am pressing when getting the paper off after curing the clay. I was getting frustrated so I started going all over the 'net to find an easier way to do it. And I did!
Tshirt transfers work great! I have some from making tshirt designs. I printed the photo on the transfer, cut it out, then covered the picture with liquid Sculpey. I cured it at 275 degrees for 7 minutes and took it out of the oven. Once it was cool enough for me to touch the paper, I pulled it away from the baked clay. I then put it back into the oven until it was clear, about 5 more minutes, I think. It is so perfect! Tonight I will transfer the last one.
I am having so much fun as I am making progress: I'm planning on putting the clay with transfers onto mirrors and then make frames using Matt's canes.