TLS?

TLS?

Post by Sherry William » Wed, 23 Jun 1999 04:00:00



First, this is a great group!  Being a newbie to Polymer Clay, I've
found so many ideas in this group and also found answers to basic
questions.

Now I've got one.  Actually, I have several....(grin)

1.  I see alot of posts referring to TLS.  What is it?

2.  I have a Dremel tool that I would like to use for sanding, carving
and drilling.  Any hints on its use?  What sander bit should I use?

3.  Why is Liquid Sculpey so hard to find?  Is it toxic?

4.  What type of glue works best to adhere cured pieces to flexible
items like fabric and belting?  I've used pin backs on fabric but really
need a glue for the belting.  Any tips?

Finally, I'd like to contribute to the group.  I do costuming primarily
and use polymer clay to create accessories like crowns and fantasy
jewelry.  Kinda hard to find that stuff in the stores :-).  I'll try to
help any way I can in my areas of experience.

Sherry

 
 
 

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Post by J Bish » Wed, 23 Jun 1999 04:00:00


<< 1.  I see alot of posts referring to TLS.  What is it? >>

TLS is Transparent Liquid Sculpey. For more info try the TLS FAQ at the
Southern CT Polymer Clay Guild website:
http://members.home.net/melanctha
  I've just started to do a rewrite to up date and combine my info about LS and
TLS, sort of An LS Primer.
   You will hear different opinions regarding the safety of LS. After all it is
a manufacturing material that has been picked up by polymer clay artists. I use
some easy precautions. I never bake it in my kitchen oven, I have a dedicated
clay oven on my porch so I don't have to worry about polymer fumes of any kind
getting in my house. I aso use an oven thermometer to be sure the oven is set
correctly.I don't use my fingers to apply it and I keep my hands and my tools
clean. And of course, don't burn it. That shouldn't be a problem since the TLS
can take more heat than the clay can.
Have fun!

Jody Bishel

 
 
 

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Post by Peggy & Bo » Wed, 23 Jun 1999 04:00:00


 Being a newbie to Polymer Clay, I've

Quote:
> found so many ideas in this group and also found answers to basic
> questions. Finally, I'd like to contribute to the group.  I do costuming
> primarily and use polymer clay to create accessories like crowns and fantasy
> jewelry.

Hi Sherry,

Do you have any pic's of your work?

Peggy

 
 
 

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Post by DABla » Thu, 24 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Hi Sherry and Welcome!

Quote:
>What type of glue works best to adhere cured pieces to flexible
>items like fabric and belting?  

There are several glues that would probably work.  I've used E-6000 (Goop) to
attach things to flexible areas like fabric belts (gilded, fake rhinestoned,
blobs of melted glue-gun glue, intended to look like large decorative jewelry).
 If the belt you're attaching to has a smooth surface, do something like
sanding it a bit to give it better tooth.  Sand the back of the polymer too.

(and this from my files by the LS Queen, Jody Bishel) . . . Liquid Sculpey
works very well for bonding clay to fabric. If the piece is too big or you just
don't want to put it in the oven, use a heat gun to bake it.

I've also used the flexible white glues intended for fabrics, and the Jewel-It
type glues.  I believe that Jewel-It isn't flexible, but you could use the glue
only in the center of the item perhaps.  It works great on smaller items
though.

You could also attach a small safety pin (or pinback, as you mentioned), or a
rectangle of clay with a tunnel in the middle (put a needle or toothpick under
it while baking) to the back of the clay item,  then sew or pin it on.  You
could also use  something structural like a hook of clay or wire on the back of
the piece, to simply hang it or loop it around the belt.  There are probably
lots of other possibilities too.  If you want, give us an exact example, we can
brainstorm more.

Quote:
>Finally, I'd like to contribute to the group.  I do costuming primarily
>and use polymer clay to create accessories like crowns and fantasy
>jewelry.  

Ooooo, great!  I love that kind of stuff, and it's an area we haven't covered a
lot.  I'm sure anything you say would stimulate ideas for others (no matter
what they're doing in polymer), and would be of special interest to the
sculpture folks (who often have accessories, bases, scenes, etc.) too!

I'll send you info on Liquid Sculpey, glues, and Dremels by e-mail.  Again,
welcome to the group!

Diane B.

 
 
 

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Post by RisaCa » Thu, 24 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

>I'll send you info on <snip> and Dremels by e-mail.

I'd like the information too. Would you post it here so others can see it?
Thanks.
Risa
 
 
 

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Post by lynne_ward.. » Thu, 24 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Hi Sherry,

Gosh it's nice to see another "polymer clay is too costume material"
person besides myself.  I did an outfit once for a pal of mine that was
a sort of dragon scale ***plate/armored bustier thing  with green &
gold premo.  The bra cups were gold with all sorts of little gold
snakes to make patterns & stuff.  The torso portion was boned fabric
with hundreds of overlapping scales (AKA the kemper leaf cutter)sewn on
so you cant see the stitching.  The scales were all different variants
of marbled green & gold or solid green - most with a gold embossing
powder sprinkled on before baking.  The darn thing weighed a ton!

What's your wildest costume creation so far?

Lynne

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Post by Vince Rhe » Thu, 24 Jun 1999 04:00:00


And I want the info, too.
Thanks!
Jeanne

http://www.users.mis.net/~victoria/sb/index.htm
http://www.users.mis.net/~victoria/vl/index.htm

Quote:


>>I'll send you info on <snip> and Dremels by e-mail.

>I'd like the information too. Would you post it here so others can see it?
>Thanks.
>Risa

 
 
 

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Post by LynnD » Fri, 25 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Wow, Lynne -- how much clay did it take?

LynnDel

Quote:

>Hi Sherry,

>Gosh it's nice to see another "polymer clay is too costume material"
>person besides myself.  I did an outfit once for a pal of mine that was
>a sort of dragon scale ***plate/armored bustier thing  with green &
>gold premo.  The bra cups were gold with all sorts of little gold
>snakes to make patterns & stuff.  The torso portion was boned fabric
>with hundreds of overlapping scales (AKA the kemper leaf cutter)sewn on
>so you cant see the stitching.  The scales were all different variants
>of marbled green & gold or solid green - most with a gold embossing
>powder sprinkled on before baking.  The darn thing weighed a ton!

>What's your wildest costume creation so far?

>Lynne

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Post by Sherry William » Fri, 25 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Wow!!!  I'm impressed!  I've thought about using the clay to make
***plates but haven't tried it yet.  I've used PC primarily to make
accessories like pins and necklaces for costumes.  But this I gotta
try.  

How did you bake the clay to form the *** cups?  Did you use bra cups
as an armature?

My wildest costume yet has been a Klingon outfit that I will be wearing
to Dragoncon on July 3rd.  We will be having a klingon wedding there and
I'm the bride.  I used PC to make the wedding crowns and necklaces.  I
also created some "woodsmen" costumes for my girlfriends and me to wear
up there.  used the clay to make the cloak pins, decorations for the
homemade bows and earrings.

Sherry

Quote:

> Hi Sherry,

> Gosh it's nice to see another "polymer clay is too costume material"
> person besides myself.  I did an outfit once for a pal of mine that was
> a sort of dragon scale ***plate/armored bustier thing  with green &
> gold premo.  The bra cups were gold with all sorts of little gold
> snakes to make patterns & stuff.  The torso portion was boned fabric
> with hundreds of overlapping scales (AKA the kemper leaf cutter)sewn on
> so you cant see the stitching.  The scales were all different variants
> of marbled green & gold or solid green - most with a gold embossing
> powder sprinkled on before baking.  The darn thing weighed a ton!

> What's your wildest costume creation so far?

> Lynne

> Sent via Deja.com http://www.FoundCollection.com/
> Share what you know. Learn what you don't.

 
 
 

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Post by lynne_ward.. » Fri, 25 Jun 1999 04:00:00


In response to Sherry & Lynndel's questions about the outfit -

I think I used about 6 lbs of premo total (actually it was CFC back
then).  The bra cups were made from sheets of clay that I cut from a
pattern (smae as the pattern for the fabric I lined it with) & formed
to shape & baked with stuff under it ( a glass custard cup with padding
over it to make the correct shape).

The scales were a # 1 thickness - I made a bunch of different but
related shadings & then just cut out the scales with the leaf cutter,
punched holes in the top (round)end & baked them with gold embossing
powder randomly sprinkled.

The Detroit Guild members thought I was a nut case. I was working on
this at our Retreat - the first one that I attended.  I was the only
one in the place using CFC at the time & here I am making all these
weird little green & gold things for no apparent reason.  The cups were
made at home.

The whole outfit was finished off with a "skirt" of lots of strips in
different green fabrics with serged edges - think Xena goes
enviromental.

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Post by IrishRos » Fri, 25 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> In response to Sherry & Lynndel's questions about the outfit -

> I think I used about 6 lbs of premo total (actually it was CFC back
> then).  The bra cups were made from sheets of clay that I cut from a
> pattern (smae as the pattern for the fabric I lined it with) & formed
> to shape & baked with stuff under it ( a glass custard cup with padding
> over it to make the correct shape).

> The scales were a # 1 thickness - I made a bunch of different but
> related shadings & then just cut out the scales with the leaf cutter,
> punched holes in the top (round)end & baked them with gold embossing
> powder randomly sprinkled.

> The Detroit Guild members thought I was a nut case. I was working on
> this at our Retreat - the first one that I attended.  I was the only
> one in the place using CFC at the time & here I am making all these
> weird little green & gold things for no apparent reason.  The cups were
> made at home.

> The whole outfit was finished off with a "skirt" of lots of strips in
> different green fabrics with serged edges - think Xena goes
> enviromental.

Thanks for the description!   I've been contemplating for some time how
to make my dreamed of Xena armour with Polymer clay!

Linda


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Post by Charles Nage » Fri, 25 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Hi group--hope some kind soul can answer this one.  A while ago, Kathy Amt
came up with a list of formulae for combinations of different colors of
Premo that closely (or exactly) reproduce the colors of the now-extinct
Promat.  I carefully filed it where I'd be sure to find it, and now, of
course, I've no idea where it is.

Does anyone have the formula for a red they called "Tomato"?  It was a
nice orange-y Chinese red, which I've not had much luck getting right.

Many thanks!

Charlie Nagel