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Painting With Polymer Clay On CDs – 2 Cats

Painting with polymer clay on CDs - 2 cats

Painting with polymer clay on CDs – 2 cats

In the fall of 2001 I got involved with polymer clay. So when it was time to make Christmas gifts I had the idea of using CDs as canvas and polymer clay as the paint. The 2 cats is my first attempt.

  • I picked a design (stained glass designs work really well)
  • I printed out the design on paper and cut it out.
  • Then I used the cut out pieces as templates and placed them on top of the rolled out polymer clay and cut around it with an exacto knife
  • Next I put the pieces back together, made sure they made good contact with each other
  • and texturized parts of the design
  • I baked it at the recommended temperature for the clay and let it cool off
  • Finally I coated it with waterbased Flecto Varathane varnish and backed it again at 250°F for about 15 minutes.

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Marlies Cohen is a renaissance woman, a 'Jack' or should that be 'Jill' of all trades. She is self-taught in most of her subjects due to her strong motivation to learn new things. Everything is touched by an artistic and creative outlook. What looks everyday and mundane to most, is seen in a totally different light by this creative maven who is happy to share her discoveries.