How to apply powdered pigment to polymer clay?

phish_gwSeptember 9, 2011

Hi all. I'm a polymer clay novice. I got some sparkly powdered pigment to apply to my polymer clay. I tried brushing the pigment on and then baking. The good news is it looks great. The bad news is that when I touch the piece, even after baking, I get the pigment all over my hands and clothes.

So the next time I tried first applying sculpey glue, then the powdered pigment. Again, I baked, it looked great, but when I touch the piece, even after baking, I get the pigment all over my hands and clothes.

Does anyone have any advice on how to apply the pigment so it doesn't rub off after baking? Thanks!

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clayandartscraps

I've never used powdered pigment on my clay, but I do ground chalks, pastels that my granddaughter used to use when coloring on our driveway in summers. I powder it, brush it where I want it, then bake. It stays on after baking. I always seal it with a glossy glaze.

Here is a link that might be useful: Cjs Clay And Art Scraps

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