Custom coloring Sculpey(why not?)

Custom coloring Sculpey(why not?)

Post by Mureecg » Tue, 01 Apr 1997 04:00:00



I Have tried to post this several times so if it comes up mass post,please
forgive me.
 Alas cfrippery told you about the oil paint...Make sure that you use
these clays a little faster cause the linseed oil in the oil paints could
cause drying of the polymer over extended periods of time...
 But did you know that you can make a paste out of powdered pigments and
sculpey diluent to color the polymers also...this keeps the dust from
flying...use *** gloves to mix into polymers...
 And what about using the pearl-ex pigments to color polymers...Mix into
the translucents...pearls...base CFC...whites and lighter colors...glow in
the darks...
 These will also change the colors of the glow in the darks without
affecting the glow...This is somewhat similar to working with flour and
dough...flatten out a piece of polymer and work in a little at a time...
  Another thing to try that I like myself alot is to use the Personal
Stamp Exchange embossing powders to mix into the translucents...whites...
base CFC...Glows... and lighter more translucent colors...
  This is also similar to working with flour and dough treat as above...
  Now what about organic things...Leaves... flower petals...
sand...volcanic ash...dirt...spices(ground)...herbs...
  And then what about glitters...cut up threads...pieces of material...
  The possibilities are endless...
  Marie  

 
 
 

Custom coloring Sculpey(why not?)

Post by Shelley & Davi » Sun, 06 Apr 1997 04:00:00


Has Anyone used any  of these alternative things mixed
in as Marie posted?  What were the results?

Shelley

Quote:

>   This is also similar to working with flour and dough treat as above...
>   Now what about organic things...Leaves... flower petals...
> sand...volcanic ash...dirt...spices(ground)...herbs...
>   And then what about glitters...cut up threads...pieces of material...
>   The possibilities are endless...
>   Marie


 
 
 

Custom coloring Sculpey(why not?)

Post by jjjj.. » Wed, 09 Apr 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
>Has Anyone used any  of these alternative things mixed
>in as Marie posted?  What were the results?

Shelley:
If it has low moisture content and won't burn at 265F, it has probably been put in clay.  I have used sand in varying grain size, glitters [I wish I could find the glow-in-the-dark glitter!], powders
including spices such as pa***a and cinnamon, and ground up pastels and chaulks.  

A few of my favorite things:
Save the polymer shavings from drilling beads and mix it into translucent or press it into the surface of unbaked clay.

Use flax, abaca [manila hemp], cotton, or almost any other fiber used in  papermaking.

Use something that is water soluble and then wash it away after you bake the piece.  Salt, rock salt, and sugar crystals.....

You can achieve wonderful effects, however remember that if you try too hard at subtle you might not be able to tell you added anything!  On the other end, think about how the amount of stuff added
to your clay affects its final strength.  If you end up with more additives than clay don't expect the clay to hold the piece together!  Experiment, safely of course.
Jami Miller

 
 
 

Custom coloring Sculpey(why not?)

Post by Sherry Bail » Thu, 10 Apr 1997 04:00:00


Jami, you mentioned wanting glow-in-the-dark-glitter. That is something I will
bet is available at Halloween, so (if you don't find it earlier) you might
want to stock up then. On the other hand, last time I was in a JoAnne's Fabric
store, they had Halloween stuff in their redically marked down bins, so you
might see if there is a store near you and scope it out! (We are talking a
week or two ago, here.)

I haven't mixed too much stuff into my clay because just working with it
straight is distracting enough!!! I ALMOST want to put a moratorium on new
techniques, until I feel I have nestled in to a nice niche and can observe the
crazy people without getting sucked in to every new thing!!! ALMOST! ;^)

Sherry

 
 
 

Custom coloring Sculpey(why not?)

Post by Ellen Rosenbe » Mon, 14 Apr 1997 04:00:00


Jami,

I discovered this recently, the first time I drilled beads after baking. I
loved those shaving and couldn't bear to throw them out. :) I was thinking
that in addition to just adding them to unbaked clay, they might just make
neat hair for a face cane. Have you ever tried that?

Ellen


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>A few of my favorite things:
>Save the polymer shavings from drilling beads and mix it into translucent

or press it into the surface of unbaked clay.
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Custom coloring Sculpey(why not?)

Post by Jeanne » Tue, 22 Apr 1997 04:00:00


At the "Making History" conference at Arrowmont School in Gatlinburg, TN
in Septmeber, Lindly Haunani will be presenting a demonstration on
coloring your own polymer clay.  As you probably already know, Lindly is a
master colorist and thorough in her research.  She has prefected ways to
mix your own colors, including intense colors.  She will, of course have
handouts.  Her demos will be repeated six times in the six days of the
conference, as will almost all of the other demos and three hour classes.
By the way, the conference brochures will be mailed from Dallas first
class to all members of the NPCG and (barring equipment breakdown at the
printer's), should be on their way in early May.  All regional guilds
received a flier listing th faculty and classes by title last week.
For anyone wondering whether to attend Embellishments or Arrowmont, I can
tell they are very different events.  We are offering over 20 new and
unusual polymer clay classes at Arrowmont, as well as demos, special
presentations, speakers, exhibits, and a conference store at which you can
consign work--all on polymer clay and all in the wonderful craft school
retreat of Arrowmont, with housing and meals available on campus.  I look
forward to meeting each one of you there!
Jeanne Sturdevant
Co-Chair, Making History