I'm going to do a post a bit later about the things I finished for custom orders (the plushie and some earrings), but first I have a question about polymer clay. Is there a way to bake clay, add clay to it so it sticks, then bake it again? Or will that burn that clay that was baked the first time (or burn/darken the glitter and powders I use on the first part of the process)?
I'll use the horns I made as an example:
When I made these, I made the base for them with black clay that I covered in glitter. Then I stuck the black spirals around, but that's where I had a problem; the glitter got on the black spirals where I didn't want it because I couldn't hold the horns without the glitter getting on my hands. Here's where my question comes in- could I bake the clay with the glitter (so the glitter stays on it better), then add the clay spiral and bake it again? Would the spiral stick? Would the glittery (or powdered- they seem to work the same way) part burn since it would be in the oven twice?
It's not too much of a problem to have to paint the spiral when it's black to cover the glitter that got where it wasn't supposed to go, but I'd like to start using other colors for the spiral and then I won't be able to match the paint with the clay as easily.
So please, does anyone know what I can do here? Please help a novice clay worker out! *puppy eyes*
And I'll include a picture of the finished dragon horns here, modeled by my best friend (since I made them for her and all).
They're on a black shoelace now. (Note to self: buy more shoelaces since I'm almost out.) I tried ribbon and yarn, but neither are thick/strong enough to hold up the horns; so far I've found only the shoelaces work.