Advice 1: How to put a picture on polymer clay

Polymer clay (plastic) to mold a work of art. Plastic enables you to create thin and small parts, besides the polymer clay can be translated bright and rich picture.
How to put a picture on polymer clay
You will need
  • of the figure;
  • - processing of polymer clay;
  • - acrylic paint;
  • - the brush.
Select the picturethat you would like to put on polymer clay. It can be depicted on a normal sheet of paper. Put a picture on the tray face up and apply it with a brush a thin layer of liquid polymer clay. Bake the plastic, then peel off the sheet with the pattern on the workpiece. If the paper is stuck to the item, attach a damp cloth to soaked and separated from polymer clay.
There is another way to transfer images on plastic. Take already finished but not yet painted, the product. It must be raw (nezamechennym). Very firmly attach to the polymer clay face slightly damp paper with the image. Soak a few minutes, from time to time by bending the edge of the picture, to see extinct if a picture. Faster all is applied to the plastic fresh image that just came out from under the printer.
When the contour of the future pattern will be clearly visible, paint the product. For painting plastics it is best to use acrylic paint. If acrylic paint is not present, add gouache or watercolor acrylic lacquer or PVA glue. To color polymer clay with watercolors, first apply to the workpiece a white coat. Do not use oil paints, they dry up to the end on the plastic and make the surface sticky. Minus the acrylic paint when dry, they become noticeably darker, consider this point.
For painting products from polymer clay you can use other colors. Using ink to create texture on nezapuschennoy plastic. Spray get smooth transitions between colors, but this paint a good lie down, Polish the surface with a polymer clay and acrylic cover with soil. If you want to create metallic effect, mix a pearl powder with acrylic solvent or sprinkle it nezamechena plastic. Fully painted product paint and let dry.

Advice 2: How to paint polymer clay

Polymer clay is a plastic material based on PVC-particles, it is designed for modeling small sculptures, jewelry and other products. When working with the material you want to wear rubber gloves and follow basic safety rules.
Products from polymer clay
Polymer clay is divided into two large categories: one solidifies by drying on air, the second requires baking at high temperatures (e.g. in the oven). And he and the other kind of clay can be painted, but there are some nuances.

Bake polymer clay

Different manufacturers offer bake polymer clay in a huge color spectrum. Additionally, you can paint it if necessary. For this approach:
- acrylic paint;
- gouache;
- pastel;
- crayons and pencils;
- Mel.

After the pottery was baked in the oven, it must cool. Dyeing hot polymer clay is not recommended as it may cause burns. And the paint won't stick. The only exception is pastels. Paint it product that has not yet baked in the oven. For painting it is recommended to use a soft brush with natural hair, so as not to compromise the integrity of the composition.

Application of self-hardening polymer clay

This type of clay is presented in a very sparse palette of white, gray and terracotta hues. Some manufacturers have expanded color range of polymer clay that hardens in the air naturally. For example, "Fimo" offer not only standard colors, but also bright shades that you can mix in the base color, making it original and unique. To dye application of self-hardening polymer clay, there are two options.

The first is to add paint to a basic plastic mass during the kneading. For this purpose, suitable only acrylic paint, water-based. Add some paint into a mass, knead the clay. If not enough brightness, you can add a little paint. For getting unusual shade, you can mix several colors. If the clay to work properly by an uneven, can be very original and unique coloring of the product.

The second is to paint the already fashioned from clay the subject. This approach not only acrylic but also in oil, pastel and gouache. Apply the paint have already cured the finished object. After the paint is dry, it can be fixed with clear nail Polish. This will give additional strength to the product of polymer clay. Noted that some inks change color after drying. To prevent this from happening, you need to apply them in several thick layers, each of which needs to be dried.

Advice 3: How to put picture on plastic

The molding of plastic is one of the fascinating hobby that can be enjoyed not only by adults but also children. However fashioned the material of the faceless figure is not very attractive, so it needed paint. To put a figure on plastic best acrylic paints.
How to put picture on plastic
You will need
  • - acrylic paint;
  • - dishwashing detergent or alcohol;
  • - acrylic primer or varnish;
  • - brush and sponge;
  • stencil;
  • water;
  • - thinner;
  • - PVA glue;
  • - talc;
  • is a dry pigment;
  • - palette;
  • - pearl powder.
Fashioned product in a furnace anneal according to the rules, so as to cover with paint after that. Clean with dishwashing detergent or wipe with alcohol.
If possible, apply several layers of acrylic primer to later paint better lay down and do not exfoliate. Instead of the primer coating plastic varnish, and wait until it dries.
Prepare materials for a good acrylic paint (preferably tubes "sonnet", or acrylics for ceramics and glass), several soft brushes, water for dilution. Additionally, you may need a slow drying PVA glue.
If you have a drawing, make a stencil. To do this, print the pattern on paper and carefully cut out the outline from the inside. Better yet, make a stencil from thick film, it can be used several times. Attaching it to the product, you will paint only the inner part, within the boundary.
The paint is too thick dilute with water or diluent, in the liquid, add the PVA glue, talcum powder or hold an open jar of paint a few days, stirring continuously. Too transparent paint, add some dry pigment and mix thoroughly.
As a palette, use a disposable plate or plastic white surface. You can mix different color and with a sponge or brush to apply them on the product. Don't forget immediately after work wash brush – acrylic dries very quickly and spoils them.
To create a metallic or iridescent effect products made of plastic, add to the paint a little pearl powder. It can be added even at the stage of modeling. Despite the fact that the powder is quite expensive, a small jar will be enough for a long time.
If you are creating products from polymer clay or plastic material in large quantities and you constantly need to apply paint with smooth transitions (for example, when painting dolls), use the spray can.

Advice 4: How to apply acrylic paint

Acrylic paint is prepared from water and a binder of acrylic pigment, which form after drying of bright and durable film. Thanks to its versatility and ease of application of these paints are gaining popularity and are used both for internal and external finishing works.
How to apply acrylic paint
You will need
  • - paint;
  • - a brush or roller;
  • - putty;
  • - nordona paper.
Acrylic paints are suitable for application to paper, wood, concrete and metal surfaces, leather, glass and fabric. They do not fade in the sun, dry fast and stay long on the surface without cracking. In addition, this type of paint is eco-friendly and devoid of a sharp odor that can be used even for painting children's rooms.
Select the paint. It is necessary to consider not only its hue, but the paint work. For metallic surfaces, for example, need a completely different kind of acrylic paint than the paper. In order not to make the wrong choice, carefully read the usage instructions written on the paint. Or consult with sellers in the store.
To determine the required amount of paint. It depends on the painted area, surface structure, number of layers and method of application. To determine the flow rate based on the area will help the same instructions on the package, but the surface will have to sort out themselves. Bumpy and porous structure will require a greater amount of acrylic paint than smooth. Usually consumption in this case increases by 10-15%. More paint you will need and when applying it with a brush, much less with a roller. Well, the most economical option is to use a special spray device.
Prepare the surface for painting. The paint looked good when dry, the surface should be perfectly smooth, without fatty and oil stains, dust and debris. If the surface was a different paint peeling, remove it. Zashpaklyuyte all the bumps, scuff them with sandpaper and then thoroughly clean the surface from dust with a slightly damp cloth. Once the object is dry, you can begin to paint.
Apply the selected paint material to the surface evenly. Acrylic paint dries very quickly, so the second layer needed to be covered after 3-4 hours.
After painting, wash all tools with water. While the paint is dried, it is removed in this way.
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