HOW TO REPAIR CRACKED POLYMER CLAY PROJECT?
Aqua Polymer Clay Toys
Many a time we spent hours or days creating projects with polymer clay and was really disappointed to find that cracks appears on your baked clay project. There are many factors to the above problem, but mostly, the cause is moistures that trapped in the clay, during the process of baking it turns into steam and expands outward. Example below, I've created the situation with my previous project created in November 2006. I left the Aqua Hammer Head Sharks for 2 days in the water, immediately there after, it was baked in the oven at 140ºC for more than an hour.
Aqua Sharks In Water November 2006.
Floating Aqua sharks is created with polymer clay over cork armatures.
Soaking the above for 2 days and then baked at 140ºC for an hour, created cracks on my project.
After cooling, the next day I applied Fimo Decor Gel on the cracks and surrounding areas, rubbed and spread the gel into the cracks.
Using similar clay that is softened with Decor Gel to cover the damaged areas and attached any detached part to the body, through rubbing and smoothening process, shape the clay accordingly.
After shaping and smoothening all the clayed areas, the repair is completed. Note: For the purpose of showing the repaired areas, silver Premo was used for the demo. Baking the repaired shark in the oven for an hour at 140ºC After baking the repaired shark is as good as when it was first created. Testing it in the water its back to original. Dated: 04/08/08
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