MORE COMPARISON TESTS ON ALL THE LIQUID POLYMER CLAY, BAKING AT DIFFERENT TEMPERATURE AND DURATION Baking Liquid Clay In Acrylic Tubes

   
 Acrylic tube 9 mm in diameter fix onto a polymer clay, various types of liquid clay is poured into the three tubes. Temperature setting is 140ºC for 30 minutes of baking time.
   
 Top view of the baked liquid clay shows that Fimo Liquid Deko Gel is very transparent comparing to the other two tubes.
   
 The tube contained baked Translucent Liquid Sculpey, bubbles and expands during curing, it is not transparent.
   
 The second tube contained baked Kato Polyclay, looks translucent and observed the "mooning" spots in the tube.
   
 The last tube contained baked Fimo Liquid Deko Gel, there's bubbling effects, but it is transparent as you can see the purple polymer clay base, 140ºC temperature is not the suitable for baking Fimo Liquid.

 

Testing The Liquid Clays On The Cardboard

   
Baking the three types of liquid on black cardboard. Temperature is set at 130ºC, duration 45 minutes
   
Translucent Liquid Sculpey, as usual full of tiny bubbles seen here after curing at the above temperature.
   
Kato Polyclay, at this temperature the cured liquid clay is much clearer, but there's very tiny bubbles in the liquid clay.
   
Fimo liquid Deko Gel, is very transparent, at 130ºC is the correct baking temperature.

 

Testing The Liquid Clays On The Acrylic Lens

   
 Acrylic lens from instant camera, rectangular shape 10mm x 15mm, round shape 10mm in diameter.
   
 The rectangular lens are filled with various types of liquid clay, the depth of the lens is 2mm. Temperature is set at 140ºC for 30 minutes of baking time.
   
 After baking the rectangular lens warped at 140ºC
   
 Closer examination of the first lens filled baked Sculpey liquid, tiny bubbles formed in the liquid clay.
   
 Closer examination of the second lens filled baked Kato liquid, bubbles and "mooning" in the liquid clay lens looks translucent..
   
 Closer examination of the second lens filled baked Fimo liquid, some "mooning" in the liquid clay, lens looks transparent.
   
 The round lens are filled with various types of liquid clay, the depth of the lens is approx. 3mm. Temperature is set at 140ºC for 30 minutes of baking time.
   
 After baking for 30 minutes the round lens are warped.
   
 Examination of the round lens filled with liquid Sculpey, shows bubblings during curing.
   
 The round lens filled with Kato liquid, bubbles a little during curing, it is still transluscent at 140ºC.
   
 The final lens filled with Fimo liquid, bubbles more than above during curing, but it is still transparent.

 

Testing The Liquid Clays On Glass Surface And Glass Bottles

   
 For the tests I filled three miniature glass bottles with different types of liquid clay and also pour the liquids on the glass surface. The tests is baked in the oven for 45 minutes at 150ºC.
 
 After baking the tests on the glass panel, it is placed on Sculpey clay brochure to compare the transparency of the various types of liquid clay.
 
   
 The miniature glass bottle size is 18mm high by 15mm in diameter.
   
 To test for transparency of the liquid, a small purple polymer clay ball are put into all the bottles.
   
 Observing the cure Sculpey liquid in the bottle, we can barely see the polymer ball. The bottles is filled with tiny bubbles in the liquids. The expanded cured liquid is transluncent.
   
 For further transparency test, I put a LED touch light behind the bottle, test result is the same the cured Sculpey liquid is translucent.
   
 The next test bottle is Kato Liquid, noticed the cure liquid is smooth and greenish yellow in color, we can vaguely see the polymer clay ball. The cured Kato Liquid is transluncent.
   
 Under the LED tourch light there are cracks on the cured liquid horizontally. The cured liquid is translucent and not transparent.
   
 The test at 150ºC temperature for 45 minutes shows bubbling in the cured liquid, the clay polymer ball is visible but blurred by tiny bubbles, it is much more transparent in compare to Kato Liquid.
   
 Under the torch light you can see the position of the polymer clay ball, the blurry effects is cause by bubbling during the process of curing of the liquid clay. At 150ºC temperature, it is not the suitable to bake the Fimo liquid.
   
 Using the cured Sculpey Liquid on glass as lens, we can see that the images is very blurry.
   
 Kato Liquid lens is much clearer, detail of the images can be seen.
   
 Fimo Liquid lens is also much clearer, detail of the images and wording can be seen.
   
Testing the Sculpey liquid lens against the sunlight, the lens is blurry, caused by tiny bubbles during curing. It does not matter whether you are setting the temperature at 130ºC, 140ºC or 150ºC, baking thickness between 1mm to 2mm, within 30 minutes, the result are the same.
   
 Testing the Kato Liquid lens, it is very clear, 150ºC is the suitable temperature for baking the liquid clay between 1mm to 2mm thickness.
   
 Fimo liquid lens is not as clear as Kato Liquid lens, although it is transparent, 150ºC temperature is not suitable to bake Fimo Liquid from 1mm thickness as high temperature causes the liquid clay to bubbles and distort the llquid lens.

 

 

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