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Polymer Clay Artist Trading Card

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Mold and decorate a polymer clay trading card from AMACO

Materials:

  • FIMO® Soft Polymer Clay – White, Metallic Gold, Translucent
  • Amaco® Rub and Buff – Gold Leaf
  • 2 part fine crackle
  • Embroidery thread
  • Glue
  • Pasta machine
  • Ink jet t-shirt transfer paper
  • Bone folder or spoon

Steps:

  1. Condition clay and roll through roll one section of Metallic Gold and one section of White through the pasta machine separately, then together.
     
  2. Cut the 2 layers to size white on top.

Transferring the Picture

  1. Scan the picture, then print on regular ink jet t-shirt transfer paper. Flip picture horizontally so that it transfers the right way.
     
  2. Cut to size 2.5" x 3.5" and burnish (with spoon or bone folder) print side down to the clay, making sure that the picture completely contacts the surface of the clay.
     
  3. Bake at a very low heat under the regular baking temperature for approximately five minutes. Check to see if the paper is still in contact with the clay, if not re-burnish (flatten) but do not move, and bake for three more minutes at recommended temperature being careful not to let the clay burn or discolor, or until the clay hardens.
     
  4. Place in a cold place (freezer) for 30 sec., when cold remove transfer paper.

Button

  1. Using scraps blend the white, translucent, and a tiny piece of the gold clay until you get a pale beige then cut the button from cookie cutter.
     
  2. Punch holes with clay tools bake for two minutes. When cool, crackle and use Gold Rub ‘n Buff® all over the piece filling in the cracks.
     
  3. Sew thread through button and glue to card.

 

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