Tip 1: How to put figure on the polymer clay

of polymer clay (plastic) can fashion a work of art.Plastic allows you to create a thin and small parts, in addition to the polymer clay translates bright and saturated drawing .
you need
  • - drawing;
  • - harvesting of polymer clay;
  • - acrylic paints;
  • - brush.
Select the drawing , you want to put on a polymer clay .It can be depicted on a standard sheet of paper.Place the image face-up on the tray and apply it with a brush a thin layer of a liquid polymer clay.Bake plastic, then separate the sheet from the patterned workpiece.If the paper is stuck to the product, attach a damp cloth so that it soaked and separated from polymer clay.
There is another way to transfer pictures to plastic.Take a ready-made, but not yet painted, the product.It should be moist (nezapechenym).Very firmly attach to the polymer clay face slightly damp paper with the image.Hold for a few minutes now and then bending back the edge of the picture, to see if the picture is not extinct.Fastest appl
ied to plastic fresh image that just came out of the printer.
When the outline of the future picture will be clearly visible, paint the product.For coloring plastics best to use acrylic paint.If acrylic is not, add gouache watercolor or acrylic paint or glue PVA.To paint the polymer clay watercolor, first put on a blank white primer.Do not use oil paint, they do not dry out until the end to make the surface of the plastic and sticky.Less acrylic paints - when dry they become noticeably darker note this point.
To paint product made of polymer clay can be used, and other colors.With ink, to create texture on nezapechenoy plastic.Aerosols get smooth transitions between colors, but to paint such a good lay, polish the surface of the polymer clay and cover with acrylic primer.If you want to create a metallic effect, mix the pearl powder with acrylic solvent or sprinkle it nezapechenuyu plastic.Completely cover the product painted with varnish and let dry.

Tip 2: How to paint

polymer clay Polymer clay is a plastic material based on PVC particles, it is intended for modeling of small sculptures, jewelry and other products.When working with the material required to wear rubber gloves and follow basic safety rules.
Products made of polymer clay
Polymer clay is divided into two broad categories: one hardens by drying in air, the second requires baking at a high temperature (eg, in an oven).And he and the other type of clay can be painted, but there are some nuances.

bake polymer clay

Various manufacturers offer Bake polymer clay in a huge color spectrum.Additionally, it can be painted if required.For this approach:
- acrylic paints;
- gouache;
- pastel;
- crayons and pencils;
- chalk.

After the pottery has been baked in the oven, it must be cool.Paint on a hot polymer clay is not recommended as it can cause burns.And all the paint will not hold.The only exception - pastel.She painted a product that is not yet baked in the oven.For painting we recommend using a soft brush made of natural hair, so as not to compromise the integrity of the composition.

self-hardening polymer clay

This type of clay is presented in a very poor palette: white, gray and terracotta hues.Some manufacturers have expanded the color range of polymer clay that hardens in the air naturally.For example, "Fimo" offer not only the standard colors, but also bright shades that you can stir in a base color, making it original and unique.To paint the self-hardening polymer clay, there are two options.

first - Add paint to the base plastic mass during mixing.For this purpose only suitable acrylic based paints.Add some colors in a lot, knead the clay.If you do not have enough brightness, you can add a little more color.For unusual hue can mix several colors.If clay promeshat uneven, you may have a very original and unique colors from the product.

second - paint has fashioned out of clay item.To do this, fit not only acrylic paints, but also oil, pastel and gouache.Apply the paint need to have cured the finished object.After the paint is dry, it can be secured by a transparent varnish.This will give added strength and product made of polymer clay.It was noted that some of the ink change color when dried.To avoid this, it is necessary to apply them more dense layers, each of which must be dried.