i need to make something a pretty and soft yellow metallic gold -- the color is called mica pigment or something like that -- last week when I was checking, the only choice was sunset gold and nope it's pretty gloomy --
so my question is -- can you use cake luster dust on polymer clay for a permanent finish? y'know bake it on -- I guess I could paint it on but that doesn't seem as permanent as baking it on when you dry the piece in the oven --
No you can’t bake lustre dust on polymer clay. You can colour/paint your clay with metallic gold. I use the same gold I use for fondant/gumpaste. Then use a varnish to give your clay a permanent shine and protection. Example Sculpey clay glaze, which I have. https://shadesofclay.com/shop/sculpey-glaze-1-oz-satin
Hope this helps. ❤️
Since I can’t add to my previous post, wanted to mention you can also use plain ole gold craft paint as well. Then use the glaze afterwards.
yes helps a ton! thank you, june!
used to be, you had to clean your oven after using polymer clay - guess they changed all that -- good!
The only time I've made anything from clay, I used the air dry kind and I did color it with my petal and luster dusts.
thank you, sandra!!
You are very welcome, -K8!
When I’m using my clay craft clay, I use either my artists chalk or lustre colours/dusts. Because this clay dries and looks and feels like paper
i haven't made my thing yet but the metallic craft paint I found dries very nicely on different surfaces so if it does as good on the clay as it has the paper, wood and plastic I won't need to get the glaze
I am woefully uneducated about clay but I love to sculpt so maybe I'll add some to my repertoire going forward -- we'll see
but I sent all my dusts & stuff to Bolivia anyway, I was just gonna buy one if it worked for the polymer clay -- but the paint is wonderful two bucks at wally world (walmart)
K8memphis....ya can’t beat $2 at Wally Mart. I actually get the same craft paint Wally Mart sells for $2 for $1 at my Dollar store!! Woot Woot!!!
hahahaha point taken! if I run out, I know where to go -- high five!
(hope I spelled everything right, don't have my glasses on)