Basic Instructions, information, and inspiration for using LC Glassymer
LC Glassymer Transparent GEL is a syrup-like liquid with white translucent color.
LC Glassymer Transparent GEL can be stored in metal, glass, wax-coated paper cups, or flexible plastic containers.
To clean up, use paper towels and rubbing alcohol. Hands can be protected by rubber gloves or barrier cream. Wash hands after using LC Glassymer Transparent GEL.
For Health and Safety instructions please click here: SDS List.
Bake LC Glassymer Transparent GEL at 284˚F (140˚C) for 15-20 minutes. It may be baked slightly longer if necessary. Baking for longer makes Glassymer being less tacky and much more transparent and shiny. You can get much better glassy shine when using a heat gun after you take your creation out of the oven, and while it’s still hot.
Overheating may result in the release of irritating gases. Although LC Glassymer is not toxic, it is essential to cure LC Glassymer in a well-ventilated area.
LC Glassymer Transparent Gel can also be varnished with a polymer friendly varnish.
Colour can be added to LC Glassymer Transparent GEL using LC Glassymer Color Gel, designed specifically for adding color to LC Glassymer Transparent. You may also use concentrated inks, alcohol inks, dry pigments, or mica powders to create colored ‘paints’ or add effects to the color range, which can be applied in many ways to polymer clay.
LC Glassymer Color Gel in low concentration creates a more translucent color than other additives.
When adding colors and pigments, please gently stir to avoid creating bubbles.
Tinted Glassymer Transparent GEL can be used as paint over raw or baked clay.
Apply a thin coat of Liquid Transparent GEL on baked polymer clay or glass, make lines and dots of different colors on it. Using a pointed tool, drag through the lines or dots to form a pattern.
Tinted LC Glassymer Transparent Gel can be used to imitate stained glass and enamel when enclosed by polymer clay borders and then baked. For enamel look bake over a polymer clay base, for stained glass bake on the glass.
LC Glassymer Transparent Gel can be used as a glaze on a finished polymer piece.
Use LC Glassymer Transparent Gel alone or tinned in bakeable silicone molds to get gelly-like casts.
Use with LC Microstencils
Apply a thin layer of LC Glassymer Transparent Gel on an LC Microstencil and bake it in an oven to harden the Microstencil and cover it with a protective coat.
Use as a base to make customized Stamps
You can make your own customized stamps for polymer clay using LC Glassymer Transparent Gel. Please read a step-by-step tutorial by Jan Edward Montarsi.