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Epoxy clay transfer experiment

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epoxy clay transfer experiment

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Epoxy Clay Artistry taught by Debbi Simon

Add trendy techniques to your jewelry tool kit with a versatile new material: epoxy clay. Mixed-media artist Debbi Simon shows you how to use it to create jewelry looks from faded to flashy.

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Category Jewelry
Type Accessory
Style Retro / Vintage
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Who is this project for? Other

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What materials did you use? Epoxy clay, HP Officejet printed images onto glossy paper. The lady with the hat was onto a pink custom color I mixed. Other two were on white. The frame is an open Memory (something) from Ranger intended for glass slides. It's open so clay shows on both sides.

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What are you most proud of? "Everyone" says injet won't work. My husband had purchased this glossy type paper for laser printer by mistake. I used it a few weeks ago and it smeared like crazy so I thought the paper was worthless. When I was getting ready to go to Kinko's I saw the paper and thought about what really makes the transfer work and thought the ink not sticking so well to the glossy paper would be a plus when doing a transfer. I'm also excited the Memory frame worked so well. I liked the idea of something on the back but didn't have a two sided bezel.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? It took a little finese to get the clay into the sides of the Memory frame. I then used a clay blade to "shave" off the excess clay on top and bottom. I really didn't expect this project to turn out and was not careful lining up the images on the clay. I think in a next project I'll spread the images out a little more on the page to give room for white space around the image to prevent the little edge the paper created in the freeform pieces. I'll also pay closer attention to where the image ends in relation to the clay.

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I love it when people try different things and I am happy to hear it worked out well. They look awesome. You are right it was probably the glossiness of the paper that didn't let the dye absorb into the paper making it a good option for the transfer technique. I will make sure to let others know when teaching. Thanks for posting it.

06/19/2012 Flag

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06/22/2012 Flag