I picked up a good technique at a local guild meeting for getting unbaked clay
(such as a small piece like a cane slice) to stick to baked clay; use plastic
wrap; ie, Handy Wrap, Saran Wrap; stretched taut over your thumb or forefinger
to smooth the unbaked clay onto the baked clay...the plastic wrap keeps the
unbaked clay from sticking to your fingers...this method works well if your
goal is to 'blend' the unbaked clay to the baked surface; ie, you don't want
the unbaked piece to 'stand out'..or if your unbaked clay is translucent, and
you want the baked clay underneath to show through...it spreads the unbaked
clay very thinly...
I've also used a light coating of Sculpey Diluent, applied to the baked clay,
to 'stick on' unbaked clay pieces...this method works great if you want the
unbaked piece to "stick out", like the embellishments on "Baroque beads". The
Sculpey Diluent helps bond the clays together when you rebake the object.
Sculpey Diluent, again applied lightly to the baked clay, can also be used to
stick on larger unbaked sheets of clay.....
Recently I've started using Liquid Sculpey, brushed on baked clay to adhere
unbaked clay in the same way as I used the Diluent.. The LS creates an
especially strong bond, and adds 'weight' and 'strength' to the object.....
Dora from RI
member of NPCG and
Central New England Polymer Clay Guild