How to Use Polymer Clay Making a Polymer Clay Slip
How to make a polymer clay slip. Use this slip to smooth your creations, making them more realistic and finished. Its easy to do and takes only two ingredients--oil and leftover polymer clay!
I am using cooking oil (vegetable) but you can use your favorite polymer clay oils.
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After you're finished carving your sculpture and you have removed all of the large faults, it is time for your polymer clay slip.
Take a small piece of polymer clay, the same color of your sculpture is a good idea, and place it on a hard surface.
Place a few drops of your choice of oil onto the clay. Use a blending tool, your fingers, or even a paintbrush to mix the clay with the oil. Make sure you get all of the oil and clay incorporated. You do not want even the smallest lump of clay left.
How much oil you use is up to you. I like both super thing and kind of thick slips. The project determines how much oil to mix in.
Very fine detailing requires a thinner slip and a very delicate/soft brush. You can use a drier brush to soak up too much slip, if you wish.
This slip can work as a glaze as well. It will add translucent color to your projects.
I allow my things to dry out a bit before baking the final project.
Stay tuned for more tutorials in polymer clay!