Heat Set Paints

Happy Sunday, Crafties

 

Today I’m going to share a trick I learned from another (fantastic) clay artist.

You can find her video here.

But I’ve changed how I’ve done it.

 

With this technique you can make your own set of heat-set paints, in any colour you can imagine.

 

What you need:

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  • Clay – Any brand it doesn’t matter. I used a Filini because its too soft to sculpt with and I have the full color range.
  • Clay softener – Here you can easily substitute the softener wit baby oil and that is what I did.
  • A food (onion) chopper: It makes life a lot easier. (Don’t use your kitchen one)
  • A grater: Small one that you do not use in the kitchen.
  • Pill dispenser box

 

 

Method:

 

  1. Grate the colour of clay you want to use into a small bowl.
  2. Put the grated clay into the chopper’s bowl
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  4. Add baby oil until its nice and shiny. You can always add more so start with a little and add more as you need to.
  5. Start chopping at the clay and that will mix it.
  6. You can smooth it out even more by mixing with a spoon once the chopper doesn’t help any more.
  7. Work it until it is as smooth as you can get it.
  8. Put your heat set paint into a pill dispenser box or little bottle

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Now its ready to be used whenever you want to paint your clay creations

Its wonderfully translucent so it works beautifully for blush and skin coloring.

 

Happy Crafting!

 

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