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Q.
What is Art Clay Silver Oil Paste used for? And what is the bottle of clear liquid that comes with it used for?

A.
Art Clay® Silver oil paste is an oil-based product, specifically made to use on already fired silver pieces. oil paste is used like a solder and is best suited to repair broken pieces, paste bezel wire together or fill in cracks. It's a great tool and it really broadens the capabilities of metal clay.

A few things to note about Art Clay Silver oil paste:
  • The drying time takes longer than Art Clay® Silver; be sure to dry for 30 minutes at 100 degrees Celcius /210 degrees Fahrenheit, or for 24 hours at room temperature
  • The firing time and temperature for best results is 800 degrees Celcius /1472 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes
  • Remember to seal the cap tightly to prevent the oil paste from drying
  • Art Clay® oil paste cannot be used on fired Art Clay® Gold pieces

The bottle of clear liquid is an organic solvent thinner. It is used to clean your application brush and to dilute the oil paste if it becomes stiff.

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