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Polymer Clay Pots and Vases


Polymer clay is a helpful materials that can be utilized to make all types of issues from family objects to jewellery. You most likely already know you could’t use polymer to make meals vessels equivalent to bowls or plates (learn all about security with polymer clay right here). However can you employ it to make a vase or flowerpot? Will polymer clay maintain water?

The brief reply is: Sure. Baked polymer clay is waterproof and will certainly maintain water.

The longer reply is: It relies upon.

Is Polymer Clay Waterproof?

Polymer clay is vinyl, which is similar materials we use to hold water to our houses and ship IV medication to a sick particular person. The fabric, itself, is completely able to holding water with out leaking. However will polymer clay face up to prolonged contact with water? Properly. (You recognize I’m gonna say this.) It relies upon.

Fimo accommodates a cloth that absorbs water, so it should ever so barely (maybe 1-2%) swell a bit and switch barely white. Different manufacturers could change colour and turn out to be both brighter or extra pale. Concentrate on these elements in case your merchandise might be completely submerged in water, equivalent to when making snow globes. However I’ve seen no proof of degradation or breakdown of the fabric when it’s been uncovered to water for lengthy intervals.

It Is dependent upon How You Make It

However polymer clay is only a materials and any leaks might be decided by the way you make the vase or pot. In the event you don’t mix your seams nicely or in case your vase or pot cracks throughout baking (not unusual), then it won’t maintain water.

As an apart, this occurs with glazed ceramic, too. I’ve a stunning mug the place the glaze missed a spot and this mug doesn’t maintain water. (I found this by leaving my tea in a single day on my desk. The subsequent morning all my papers have been moist and stained.)

Does Polymer Clay Make Good Flower Pots?

As soon as once more, it relies upon! Sure, you need to use polymer clay to make cute pots to your tiny vegetation. Contact with the moist soil won’t hurt the polymer clay pot. However to your plant’s well being, do ensure to go away drainage holes within the backside. The issue with polymer clay as a flower pot materials is that it’s fairly versatile and bigger pots should be fairly thick to be sturdy and durable. As pots get greater and thicker, the price of supplies goes up and also you would possibly discover that different supplies work higher for bigger pots.

Do You Must Seal Polymer Clay Pots?

Since polymer clay is already waterproof, you don’t have to seal it to guard it towards publicity to water. Actually, varnish and polymer clay sealers have a tendency to show white and/or peel off when left in prolonged contact with water. So skip the varnish. This vase beneath has varnish on the surface (defending the crackle), however the inside has no coating. It holds water properly and my husband makes use of it as a vase on his desk.

Oh, yet another factor…in case you DO discover your vase has a small leak, run some liquid clay inside and bake once more. That ought to seal it proper up, and liquid clay received’t peel off.


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