I had a beautiful visit to the lovely warehouse of 2Wards Polymer Clay here in Geraldton, Western Australia and was told about this amazing product by Suzanne Ward. I actually thought it was similar to the Jones Tones and Lisa Pavelka foils but I was completely wrong. Found that out after trying to burnish it onto raw clay for 5 minutes and nothing happened!!! So played around a bit more and found it is pretty amazing simply popped straight onto your raw clay pieces and then baked. Here's the process in pics.
|Create your base bead and make sure it's perfect.|
|Choose your opal mylar piece (there are 9 different opal colours in the sample pack I purchased).|
|Use very sharp scissors and cut some strips - or whatever you fancy!|
|I cut mine into small mosaic like pieces.|
|Create your thread hole.|
|This is the back of my piece which has a flat bottom. You'll note the little bits of paper wrap around the curves very easily.|
|Pop onto a small ceramic tile lined with multix-bake paper and bake following the manufacturers recommendations.|
|This is the piece straight out of the oven.|
|Note how the edges have changed colour slightly. Love it.|
|Just another shot - this is prior to liquid clay.|
|and another shot prior to liquid clay coating.|
|Add a layer of liquid clay and cure with a heat gun.|
|I popped some eyelets into the thread holes to create neat thread holes.|
|Voila! Love it. This one has two coats of liquid clay. |
Check out the 2wards polymer clay website and look under Gilding, Foils and Glitter.