Polymer Clay Experts, A Question, Please

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-K8memphis Posted 16 Apr 2021 , 1:46pm
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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 -- 

thank you

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jchuck Posted 16 Apr 2021 , 11:25pm
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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. ❤️

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jchuck Posted 16 Apr 2021 , 11:27pm
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K8memphis 

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.

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-K8memphis Posted 17 Apr 2021 , 12:30am
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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!

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SandraSmiley Posted 17 Apr 2021 , 2:01am
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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.

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-K8memphis Posted 17 Apr 2021 , 2:24pm
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thank you, sandra!!

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SandraSmiley Posted 18 Apr 2021 , 2:53am
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You are very welcome, -K8!

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jchuck Posted 19 Apr 2021 , 5:58pm
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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

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-K8memphis Posted 20 Apr 2021 , 12:20am
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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 blush

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 

thank you!

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)

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jchuck Posted 21 Apr 2021 , 11:28pm
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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!!! 

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-K8memphis Posted 22 Apr 2021 , 12:58pm
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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)

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