I have pushed the boundaries of Polymer clay in creating polymer clay paint, or what I call POLYCLAYLIC paint. The basic principle behind this is simply dissolving any brand of PC or any PC color mixtures. There are endless possibilities with using clay paint as it allows the clay artist to glue parts of similar color, to paint over or touch up, to combine with transparent and translucent liquid polymer clay to create effects for jewelry creation, to create polymer clay paintings combined with 2D with 3D PC clay relief, miniature glass painting, stained glass, miniature foods ( e.g. realistic looking miniature cake, bread, gravy, soup, etc), to combine with natural elements, wood, sands, mix with mica, metallic powder, glow powder for interesting effects, to clay glaze miniature vases, bowls and sculptures, to hand paint glass stickers, to create water ponds, etc.
Paint Thinner is a good solvent which can be used to dissolve all kinds of polymer clay. The resulting residue is what I call POLYMER CLAY PAINT.
Solvents and thinners are used for many things such as thinning paints to a working consistency, diluting oil painting mediums, dissolving varnish resin crystals and waxes, cleaning paintings for the purpose of restoration, and general studio clean-up. They are called solvents when used to dissolve solids such as a varnish resin crystals, and a thinner when used to dilute liquids such as painting mediums. Solvents such as turpentine and mineral spirits are natural based products, whereas paint thinners are most often synthetic variations. All solvents and thinners should be used in a well-ventilated area, even when classified as "odorless". Paint solvents are used to clean brushes, just like mineral spirits and turpentine. But mineral spirits and turpentine cannot be used or combined with polymer clay in the same process to create Polyclaylic paint. The natural based solvents and mediums with oil paints, are more economical than synthetic thinners and are best for general studio clean-up.
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