Table by Bridget Derc (United Kingdom)
Strength and durability are very important properties in any polymer clay product. The amount of time and effort put into your project makes it very valuable; and when a piece breaks it can be very disappointing. Stronger than other clays, objects made with Kato Polyclay become permanent works of art that will resist breaking and wear over time. The recommended curing temperature for Kato Polyclay is between 275F (135C) and 300F (150C) for 10-30 minutes.
TIP: Maximize the strength of Kato by curing at 300f *separate oven thermometer is reccomended to ensure accuracy.
Necklace by Donna Kato (USA)
There are 21 colors available in the Kato Polyclay line. 8 spectral colors, 5 neutral colors (including translucent), 4 metallic colors, 4 concentrated colors. All colors are intermixable, enabling the artist to create virtually any color imaginable. This gives artists the freedom of producing their own signature colors.
TIP: Adding White to any spectral color will turn it into a Pastel!
Cane and Pendant by Deb Hart (USA)
With other polymer clays, there is often a significant difference between the color of the packaged clay and the clay after it has been cured. Kato Polyclay has a minimal color shift when cured.
TIP: When curing, create a "dome" or "tent" with aluminum foil over your work to help regulate temperatures and stabilize colors.
Transfer Necklace by Donna Kato (USA)
KATO CLEAR MEDIUM
Liquid Polyclay (Clear Medium) is a revolutionary product which allows users to create perfect photo transfers and finishes for polymer clay pieces. It can also be used as an adhesive, grout, or glaze.
Liquid Polyclays should be cured at 300F (150C) for 20 minutes for a matte finish. To create a glossier finish, cure for an additional 10 minutes at 350F (177C), or wave a heat gun over project until desired glossiness is achieved. Do not inhale fumes and never cure above 350F (177C) or allow Liquid Polyclay to come in contact with an open flame.
* A separate oven thermometer is helpful for precission as many oven temperatures tend to flucuate or are not as accurately calibrated.
TIP: Apply in thin layers to minimize bubbles and maximize clarity!
Window clings by Donna Kato (USA)
COLOR LIQUID POLYCLAY
COLOR Liquid Polyclay is a heat-set medium with exceptional strength and flexibility. It is available in 6 vibrant transparent colors and 2 neutral colors: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Violet as well as opaque White and Black. These colors may be intermixed to create new colors; transparent colors can be mixed with opaque white to make opaque colors, and mica powders can be added to create a metallic or pearlescent effect!
TIP: When mixing colors, use minimal agitation. Excessive stirring will create air bubbles.
BONUS TIP: When making window clings, or painterly images, cure in between colors to minimize color bleeding.
DID YOU KNOW? COLOR Liquid Polyclay has excellent leveling properties and flows smoothly allowing it to be cured in sheets or poured into metal or glass molds. After curing, it may be cut with scissors into desired shapes. A few examples of its uses include: stain glass window clings, watercolor effects, faux stones, faux cloisonné, faux dichroic glass, coasters, mosaics, marbleizing, colorizing transfers and so much more.
Pendant by Donna Kato (USA)
Poly Paste is a heavy-bodied adhesive that will not run when applied to vertical surfaces. Poly Paste can be used to attach cured and uncured pieces in any combination. Unlike other adhesives, Poly Paste fuses the two pieces together and creates a permanent bond.
Poly Paste will never dry out even if exposed to air. When cured at elevated temperatures, it will also show no signs of degradation. Other ways to use Poly Paste include texturing, grouting, embossing, repairing cracks, and gilding with mica powders.
In order to take effect, Poly Paste must be cured. It may be cured between 265F (135C) and 325F (165C) for 10-30 minutes, depending on the polymer clay used and the recommended curing temperature.
trinket box by deb hart (usa)
Repel Gel is a non-toxic, water-soluble polymer clay medium that prevents polymer clay from adhering to itself during the curing process. To apply Repel Gel to a project, use a paintbrush to spread a thin coat to the surface where adhesion is not desired. Remember to apply to all surfaces and edges where you would like to prevent the clay from adhering. Cure with piece at recommended time and temperature. After the cured piece has cooled, separate the clay where the Repel Gel was applied and rinse off any residue with cold water. Repel Gel can be used to assist in creating lids, braids, loops, pouches, fringe, photo frames, and luggage tags.