Monday, 28 July 2008

Liquid Clay Tutorial- Liquid Clay Pendant

There have been many enquiries on the uses of Liquid Clay recently ever since the online store open . Here I would like to share some the knowledge which I have learned from the net on one of the many uses of Liquid clay.

There are many tutorials online to show you how to make many different kinds of liquid clay pendants. One of the examples is shown here.

For this simple tutorial, I used Fimo Deco Gel, personally I preferred it to TLC (from Sculpey) as it gives a clearer/more glassy effect than TLC.

As you can see here, these are some of the "ingredient" that I used. Fimo Deco Gel, a pendant frame of your choice, a picture cutout to the shape of the pendant, some metal foil (for embellishment use) you can also add in things like glittered dust, crystals rhinestones or just about anything that you can think of, but of cos, please remember not to overcrowd the picture.

For the first step, put a little bit of deco gel on the pendant, as it act as a bond between the frame and the picture. Spread the gel evenly over the inner frame.

Next, put in the picture cutout (in this case I use a magazine cutout from my girl's old kid's magazine). Make sure that the picture fit in well and there is no bubble trapped between.

Next, spread some deco gel over the picture with a good quality paint brush (you wouldn't want the hair from cheap brushes to stick on it, while spreading the gel over the picture!). And yes make sure again that no air bubbles are trapped within. Poke any bubble with a needle tool or anything sharp.

Now, you can add any embellishment of your choice, here I've added some silver glittered dust over at the top and bottom of the picture. Spread another layer of deco gel again to seal your glittered dust, if not it will drop off once its baked. Baked it in the oven for about 20min at about 130 degree C. Once its baked, apply any polymer clay glaze for a ultra shiny glossy/glassy look.

These are a few examples of different kind of embellishment on the liquid clay pendants..I kind of like the one on the left...with copper metal foil around the picture...kind of like Autumn maple leaves...don't you agree ? :)

Now you can DIY your favourite picture/photo into your very own pendant!

Liquid clay also be used as a kind of solid liquid for you project. eg. like the soup base (for miniature food) or for your project which requires you to make ponds, water etc... Liquid clay can also be tinted with oil paint too!
Fimo Deco Gel and metal foil can be purchase from Tinkle Art n Crafts

So...Happy Crafting!