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From: gypsyzam8/25/13 4:16 AM 
To: All  (1 of 7) 
Hi all,

I am toying with the idea of making a wall hanging with polymer clay - not sure yet whether I'll be using polymer clay only.

I've been using polymer clay solely for making jewelry up to now so I have a newbie question on wall hangings :-)

My question is pretty basic - what is the best base to use? My idea would be to make something like a "painting" with polymer clay - so what would be the best "canvas" to use in this case?  Glass, metal? have no idea lol

Also, do I need to glue the polymer clay to it?

Thank you so much for your help.


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From: gilladian8/25/13 11:22 AM 
To: gypsyzam unread  (2 of 7) 
 70615.2 in reply to 70615.1 

The latest issue of Polymer Arts magazine just had an article on that very topic - foundations for wall hangings! It was pretty informative.

I like canvasboard, myself, for painting on with clay. I've only done two very small projects, so I dont' consider myself an expert, but it did work fine. I've also used just a sheet of clay for a base, but it tends to warp if it is at all thin.

I've made a couple of wall-clocks, and both times used clay in thick sheets with wire mesh between the layers. I have a step-through project page here: where you can see the mesh and the base clay.


From: gypsyzam8/25/13 11:46 AM 
To: gilladian  (3 of 7) 
 70615.3 in reply to 70615.2 
Wow what a detailed tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing it. I'll bookmark it and will go through it word for word lol when I start this project.

Your clock is beautiful!

Thank you for taking the time to reply to my question and also for writing that step-by-step tutorial ... must have taken you a lot of time to write it's so detailed!


From: 7Jackie DelphiPlus Member Icon8/25/13 10:20 PM 
To: gilladian  (4 of 7) 
 70615.4 in reply to 70615.2 

Nice clock, Gillian!



From: gilladian8/27/13 11:00 PM 
To: 7Jackie DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 7) 
 70615.5 in reply to 70615.4 

Thanks, Jackie...


From: gilladian8/27/13 11:01 PM 
To: gypsyzam unread  (6 of 7) 
 70615.6 in reply to 70615.3 
The steps were written back when I still thought I had ambitions to write articles on clay for a magazine - it's more fun just to share!

From: gypsyzam8/27/13 11:47 PM 
To: gilladian  (7 of 7) 
 70615.7 in reply to 70615.6 
I see. I have no intention to write articles or tutorials at this stage of my polymer clay journey. Maybe in 10 years time lol

But I can appreciate that step-by-step instructions and tutorials take a LOT of time to write and yes I can see how they take the "fun" bit out of it when you're making them.


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