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Toner Switch Method onto Polymer Clay


Transferring a picture onto polymer clay
Many  polymer clay makers are conversant in the switch approach. 

Adore it, hate it or each, it’s one of the best methodology for getting a picture onto clay.
At instances it may be irritating however different instances it can work like a dream.

There are a number of completely different variations on the market and never all of them work properly for everybody. 
The battle is actual.

I can’t imagine I didn’t take any course of photographs!  I at all times take photographs (I’ve over 5000 on my cellphone!)

My solely excuse is that I wished to benefit from the course of with none expectations of how issues turned out 🙁

The picture I used (with permission) is from a portray accomplished by an exceptionally proficient artist right here in Oakville; Tettey Glover. 
He paints on a grand scale and his newest portray (not but on his web site) was created to make use of as a label on his very personal model of espresso!
It seems that there’s a espresso roaster proper right here in Oakville. I can’t wait to pattern it! 
You will discover extra of Tettey’s work right here on Instagram and likewise on his web site.
Tettey and I are pondering of some form of inventive collaboration sooner or later.  I’ll hold you posted.

About my course of
I had  luck utilizing Souffle Igloo as my base for the switch and located that after I burnished the picture face down onto the clay I solely needed to wait about 10 minutes earlier than the picture began to seem by the paper.  Then I sprayed it with water and when the picture confirmed by the paper I started to rub the paper with quick, up and down actions to take away the paper. 

This method requires persistence because the paper comes off in small bits. 

As soon as the paper is eliminated,  the picture will seemingly be sticky, so if it’s worthwhile to deal with it additional earlier than you bake it, apply a really mild quantity of cornstarch .
I tented with tin foil to guard the picture in case my oven spiked.

The photographs of Tettey’s work had been printed utilizing a toner based mostly laser printer. 
The paper I used was Hammermill model, gloss laser paper 32 lb.
The clay is Souffle Igloo for the switch and poppyseed for the bottom and bezel.
The twine is 8mm Buna and the wire is black annealed metal.

The Cabezel Molds I used are the identical form as “Liane” however bigger. 
You will discover the number of CaBezels right here

I hope you’ll do that approach. 
Irritating as it may be, it is vitally satisfying when the planets align. 


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