Adding Oil Paint To Polymer Clay, Can Create Your Own
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Test on Sculpey III Mix With Oil Paints
Test on Premo clay mix with oil paints
Dated 16th March 2013
There are many
paint medium for the arts, choosing the right medium to mix with
polymer clay is very important, as it might mean, clay mooning,
cracking of the clay or sticky clay.
Many clay artist,
crafter and others choose different paint medium to mix with
polymer clay, such as powder pigment, add with water or oil,
acrylic paint, ink base paint, and oil paint
If you are using
Air Dry Clay the acrylic paint (water-based or water-borne) is
suitable for mixing with the clay, even ink-based paint is OK!
As for Polymer Clay,
any fine quality oil based paint is fine to mix together, just
like singing with harmony. I have been mixing oil paint and polymer
clay for many years and non of my old clay project cracked. Cracking
can also be cause by mixing water based paint into the polymer
clay, baking the clay at 130 degree C, will cause the moisture
to evaporate and this caused fine cracks on the clay, eventually,
it will lead to bigger crack. Oil paint added into any polymer
clay will not affect the clay in anyway.
Mixing oil paint
can create your own unique colors by even blending with the standard
colors, expanding more vibrant colors, to widen the kaleidoscope
of polymer clay.
Basic method of adding
oil paint to polymer clay is easy, this will help many to have
fun creating more polymer clay colors and transluncent clays
My preference baking
temperature for the new Sculpey III and Premo Polymer clay is
150 degree C, baking for 30 minutes, in fact, higher temperature
will makes the clay stronger, not to go beyong my preference