• 6:15pm •
It's finally time I talk about the veil!! ☺
(This post will be quite technical, and I think for those people who doesn't work with polymer clay wouldn't know what I'm talking about...BUT I'M GONNA WRITE ABOUT IT ANYWAY HURHUR)
To be honest, I would have thought that I'd need to use another type of material to make the veil - especially when it needs to be semi-transparent. Maybe the material for the real veil itself, but to be honest, it's very hard to manipulate cloth when it's so small!
Obviously I thought about using translucent clay that I already have, but those would turn yellow after baking, and even a slight tint in that would irritate me to no end 😅
However, I chanced upon this when I visited Japan! ☺
TRANSPARENT CLAY!!! 😱
For those who read my #ETXMtravelstoJapan posts, you'll know that I got this in one of the not-so-many-loots during my Tokyu Hands Japan trip 😍 Seriously that place is heaven 😭
When I first saw it, I immediately put it in my shopping basket, not really sure what I can make it with.. But I'm a hoarder for all craft things so there's that 😅
I planned to make all 13 of my Dayre orders AFTER my Japan trip, so this was really a lucky buy for this particular order!! 😍
Now this definitely looks much transparent than my translucent clay, although it is definitely hazy and...translucent looking HAHA.
I had to do a lot of testing tho, because this particular clay can be baked like polymer clay, but it also can be air dried??!? So I really didn't know what I was getting myself into 😅
It comes with a manual that is in Japanese, which I obviously can't read, but I could sort of guess from the images thank goodness *phew*
There was also a small bottle of another transparent jelly like thing, that I was suppose to mix it in, so I did, without really knowing what it does..... 😅
This other page is just some tools that they recommend and make you wanna buy them I suppose HAHHAA but the current tools I have was more than good enough for me! 😁
Now the clay itself after being mixed with the jelly-like substance in the small bottle, is....very gooey 😅 It's a really interesting texture to craft with, and it sticks to itself better than it sticks on other stuff, which is a good thing!!
It's like blutack, sticking to itself, but the texture was more of like.....
A big piece of booger
I'M SERIOUS THO IT DOES FEEL LIKE IT. And booger also sticks to itself right LOL omg hahahahhaahahahaha
But it really is a good thing, because I could still roll it out properly with my Pocket Kitchen Roller 👍🏻 The even flatness is very important ☺
It's also not very difficult to shape it into what I want, albeit it being slightly sticky!
And when it's such a flat piece. It does look super transparent!! 😍
It does dry up by itself, but it takes reaaaaally long, almost like a whole day! So there was ample time for me to move the clay around ☺
I used the same clay for the dress, because I think that it looks nicer semi-translucent too! ☺
The good thing about this clay is that I can mix it with acrylic paint to make it a different colour, so that was what I did!
The amount of paint affects the translucency, that's why both the dress and veil looks very different ☺
The difference between this transparent clay and normal polymer clay is that:
After it's baked/dried up, it looks exactly the same - which is....very glossy and plasticky looking.
Polymer clay has a very nice matte look after baking, which is what I prefer! ☺
It CANNOT be glazed 😵
My matte glaze just beads up when I tried to glaze it, and it just doesn't work 😭
BUT. It can be sanded!
I managed to sand it with my Dremel tool, so it became matte anyway! Bad thing was, I couldn't get to certain part of the dress because I would have sand the male's pants/the base....so the next time I want to use this clay again, I will need some seriously planning 😶
Not sure if usual sand paper would work, but Dremel tool definitely made it easier!
Although the dress itself looks OK after the sanding, it still bothers me that I couldn't sand everywhere 😵
It's REALLY bendable and flexible even after baking/dried!
That's why I really think I'm just working with plastic hahaha (even though polymer clay is also a type of plastic...it's not as intense as this clay! 😂)
It could be useful for certain projects though, so it's definitely good to have hurhur ☺
It's really nice that I have another alternative for really transparent clay though, and even though I might need to work around it to make it work, I really appreciate the fact that it can be baked!! ☺
I'll definitely use this clay again 😍 but the thing is I'm not sure where else I can find this... 😭 I really regretted not buying more sobbbbbs.
Might have to ship it to SG, but I'm not even sure where I should start or how to search hahaha!! My friend @emberleong is going Japan soon tho, so I've already asked her to help me purchase more HAHAHAHAHA. #crazyhoarder
Sunday, 21 Aug 2016
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