Image Transfer on Polymer Clay

If you are interested in incorporating photographs, texture, or color into your work, image transfers on polymer clay is a fun and easy solution with infinite possibilities. Creating clear photographic transfers as well as altering the images to conjure unusual textures and rich color will be demonstrated. Ideas for incorporating surface embellishments will also be introduced along with a variety of ways to use transfers in your work including cutting and setting as well as different options for protecting the surface. This class focuses primarily on using a transfer paper and Sculpey Premo. Other techniques will be discussed and, time permitting, students will have the option to try other systems. We will also cover the equipment needed to pursue this simple and affordable method in your home studio.  A basic understanding of working with polymer clay is helpful.

Prerequisites:
  • A basic understanding of working with polymer clay helpful.
Materials Included:
  • -2 sheets Lazertran transfer paper
    *Lazertran transfer paper will be available for purchase for future projects
Students Must Bring:
  • -1 Block of pearl sculpey premo/ student - conditioned before class (available at Blick on Capitol Hill)
    -1 Block of white sculpey premo/student- conditioned before class (available at Blick on Capitol Hill)
Students May Bring:
  • -A tissue blade
    -Jewelers saw with a small blade
    -Small flat paint brushes for different coatings
    -Texture plates or tools