Hey everyone and welcome to this week’s What The Bleep Am I Doing?! An Artist’s Guide To Everything Creative .This time I’ll be talking about something new that I’ve recently found that is pretty cool and basically a game changer in the world of Polymer Clay. Liquid Polymer Clay. Yep, you guys heard right. Liquid Polymer Clay. So let’s get talking about it eh?
What is it?
This is basically the first thing that came out of my mouth when I first saw this thing. I frankly couldn’t believe that Polymer Clay could be in liquid form. But lo and behold, it is! And basically it has the exact same make up and properties of Polymer clay. Seeing that with the rules of science at play, it’s rather easy to take a solid and convert it into its liquid form. It takes a bit longer to bake and it needs a lower temperature to bake but all in all it’s a pretty simple material.
How do you use it?
At first glance, it seems like using Polymer Clay in a liquid form would be difficult to work with, but luckily that isn’t the case. In reality, I think it’s even easier to deal with than its solid counterpart. All you have to do is open the cap on the bottle and break the seal. Then, once you do that just stir it slightly with a stirring stick. After that’s done what I like to do is take a silicone mold and fill in the mold. After you fill it you go and bake it–depending how thick your piece is though, it varies on the amount of time you need to bake. After all of those steps are done, you let it cool and voila! You have a new and awesome Polymer Clay piece.
What can you do with it?
So far, I have filled my silicone molds with the liquid. And I have used these designs from some fun fancy accents and to roses. Its add an extra ‘pop’ so-to-speak to my cosplay props. I find that this is a really good use for the material and I love doing this for my various props. I also have found out that you can use this material on top of other Polymer Clay pieces to add some accents to it. I haven’t tried this yet so it is yet to be determined how it works. But I will include another article and link it here when I find out!
Well, that’s all for now my friends. I hope this article helped y’all discover or lean more about this cool new material. If you have any questions feel free to ask I’d be more than happy to help anyway I can. That’s it for now…
Rebel Fae out!