Friday, January 26, 2018

How to Embed an Inkjet Image onto Polymer Clay

By on Friday, January 26, 2018 4 Comments

Do you struggle with image transfers to polymer clay?  Or not into detailed cane (millefiori) work? Well this easy tutorial by Rokolee DIY solves both problems. The solution is simply to embed the print out onto the clay.  You can use this not only for jewelry but for larger craft projects - think coasters, ornaments etc.


But the paper has to be protected with liquid clay. The designer first applied the liquid clay layer to the top of the image and baked it. She then used the liquid clay to "glue" it onto a rolled out clay sheet. Once the clay is cut out and baked, liquid clay is again applied all over the top and baked again.

Even though she cut out the clay with a knife, she still used the cling film technique to get rounded edges by just using her fingers.

As she mentioned, you can then proceed to sanding, buffing and varnishing.




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4 comments:

  1. I have been doing this for over a decade. It is a pretty good technique, Much better than transferring images.

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  2. very interesting. I wonder if it is only a paper image you can embed with this technique.. Lots of possibilities

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