(n_n)/ Hi, all to all you CR8TiV people out there in Cyber world ! Happy Monday !! Today I’d like to explain to you two different types of Liquid Sculpey for those of you who use Polymer Clays or Air-Dry Clay. (=_=”) I accidentally purchased the Bake and Bond Liquid Sculpey thinking it was the Translucent Liquid Sculpey (TLS).
The Bake and Bond is a bit more Elmers glue like in consistency. Very thick and actually hard to squeeze outta the bottle. It is mainly used to bond pieces to clay like say you made a clay bird and during baking/drying his beak broke off … well, the bake and bond can reattach that by just putting a dab and re-baking for a minute. It’ll be good as new.
Now with the Translucent Liquid Sculpey (TLS) most people use it as a glaze or icing for clay cupcakes, pancakes, syrups, etc. It gives it a slight sheen and can be colored by mixing in a little chalk or powdered pigment. I was wanting to buy this one but accidentally grabbed the Bake and Bond.
I bought mine from Jo-Anns and to know the different the Translucent Liquid Sculpey is about $9.99 where as the Bake and Bond was $4.99.I noticed that other stores like Michael’s also sells the Translucent Liquid Sculpey for a few dollars more than the Bake and Bond so just keep in mind the one that’s higher priced is most likely the Translucent Liquid Sculpey (TLS).
Here’s a side by side I found on the internet …
Translucent Liquid Sculpey (TLS) : Can be mixed with chunks of clay to create a paste for faux frosting and other miniature food
effects. Stir in soft pastel powder or inks to create syrups.
Use to create image transfers from magazines, photocopies, colored pencil drawings and
stamping inks. To make a bakeable painting and surface medium, add oil paints. Add dry
pigments to create glazes and color washes.
Bake and Bond Liquid Sculpey : Provides a very strong clay-to-clay adhesive for design solutions. Allows uncured clay pieces to
join completely without the traditionally necessary pressure which flattens or distorts shapes.
Use as a glue to join baked or unbaked clay, then bake according to the clay instructions. Can
also be used to coat paper mache, wood or canvas surfaces to cover with clay.
Another tip for you Polymer Clay/Clay crafters if you want a glossy shine to your clay buy Sculpey Gloss Glaze . There’s also a Sculpey Satin Glaze which doesn’t give that much of a glossy shine but a light glaze. Both dry clear and gives your clay product that extra touch. DO NOT use Clear Nail Polish on Polymer Clay. It will create a chemical reaction or something where the clear nail polish will leave your clay craft with a forever sticky finish that will attract dust, finger prints, etc. Hope these product insight helps wit your clay crafting. (n_n) Remember B3 iNSPiRED … B3 B0LD … B3 MYT CR8TiV !! Happy Crafting !!