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From: BrickleBears1/8/17 5:34 PM 
To: All  (1 of 14) 

Can I glue fabric to my working clay?

Will stickers and decals adhere to cured clay? 

Can I glue tin foil to the clay before I bake it? 

If not, how do people attach these things?





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From: mst011/8/17 7:42 PM 
To: BrickleBears  (2 of 14) 
 71372.2 in reply to 71372.1 

If I am making a large item, I form a shape with tin foil and apply clay over it.  The clay sticks to it if the tin foil is completely surrounded by clay.   I do not use glue.


From: BrickleBears1/8/17 9:28 PM 
To: mst01  (3 of 14) 
 71372.3 in reply to 71372.2 

Okay, I'll try that. Thanks for letting me know.

Do you know if POSCA pens will work on polymer clay?


From: Debbie G / Twinkle (debtwinkle)1/9/17 2:11 AM 
To: BrickleBears  (4 of 14) 
 71372.4 in reply to 71372.3 

The Blue Bottle Tree, and The Glass Attic - Diane Black are excellent places to check this out - the first two research this kind of thing carefully. I rather do NOT think the POSCA pens would work. Bic Stick can be cured with clay on them. 


From: BrickleBears1/9/17 3:25 AM 
To: Debbie G / Twinkle (debtwinkle)  (5 of 14) 
 71372.5 in reply to 71372.4 


I visited those sites and they both look like excellent resources - especially The Blue Bottle Tree.

I think you are right about the POSCA pens. I read about those on Amazon, and apparently they rub off on non-porous surfaces. 

I could also use Sharpies, but I am concerned about the coverage of ink on uneven or textured clay. 




From: Debbie G / Twinkle (debtwinkle)1/9/17 5:10 PM 
To: BrickleBears  (6 of 14) 
 71372.6 in reply to 71372.5 

Wait, I believe I misunderstood you. I thought you wanted pens that you could -cover- with clay and cure. Not pens that would write on polymer clay. If you want pens that -write on- polymer clay, I would think any pen advertised as 'acrylic ink' would be suitable. Sharpie and alcohol based pens look okay when first used, but over time, the ink bleeds into the clay, and the lines get softer and blurrier. There are a few pens that ARE good with polymer, again, checking Blue Bottle Tree, or The Glass Attic would be helpful I'm sure. Colored pencils work on cured clay too - a clay with some texture works better, a very fine texture, like imprinted with silk fabric or a paper towel. Souffle seems to take to colored pencils VERY well, with that suede-like finish. 


From: mst011/9/17 7:03 PM 
To: BrickleBears  (7 of 14) 
 71372.7 in reply to 71372.3 

I was told that Sakura pens were good on polymer clay.  I use those and so far, they work.  Time will tell.


From: BrickleBears1/9/17 7:44 PM 
To: Debbie G / Twinkle (debtwinkle) unread  (8 of 14) 
 71372.8 in reply to 71372.6 

Thanks for letting me know about the Sharpies.

I never thought about using colored pencils. You are giving me such good ideas!


From: BrickleBears1/9/17 7:50 PM 
To: mst01  (9 of 14) 
 71372.9 in reply to 71372.7 

I am learning that Acrylics are the best medium to apply, but other materials can be used. Results may vary!


From: mst011/10/17 9:15 AM 
To: BrickleBears  (10 of 14) 
 71372.10 in reply to 71372.9 

Agreed, I use acrylic paint on the clay much of the time. 


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