using translucent clay

is translucent clay going to bake clear enough to see a picture through and if so how thin does it have to be

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Jan 27, 2012
Translucent clay
by: Anne Cecilie

Translucent clay is unfortunately not transparent.

In order to have the layer undernetath to show you will have to first run the clay through on the thinnest setting on your pasta machine. Do it severalt times until the clay is very soft and easy to work with.

Then use your hands and carefully stretch the sheet in all directions until it is as thin as you can get it. Do not worry if it gets torn, you can patch it up when you add it to the piece you are making.

Before you add it to the piece, add a thin layer of liquid polymer clay to the surface of the piece you want to cover. That will kind'a glue the translucent sheet to the surface and enhance the transparency.

Add the sheet and make sure that you remove all air pockets thoroughly, or you will get white spots all over. Then cure it as usual.

You can also skip the translucent sheet and add several coats of liquid polymer clay instead. That will give you a shiny transparent surface. To see how to do it, click the Polymer clay tutorials button on your left. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find the links to the tutorials, and choose "Glazing beads with Liquid polymer clay, gives a glass like sheen to your beads."

Good luck to you! I wish you all the best!

Anne Cecilie

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