Applying Magic-Glos® Top Coat

by Tammy Honaman, Author, Jewelry-Making Expert and Educator,
Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Using a pair of scissors, cut out the waterslide image transfer you're planning to use for your project.
Place a piece of metal leaf onto a conditioned layered of clay. Light-colored clay works best with the image transfer.

Tip: Working on a ceramic tile will make it easier to transport the uncured clay to the clay craft oven for curing.
Dip your finger into the bowl of water. Apply the water to the back of the image transfer and let it sit for 30-60 seconds. Peel the paper backing away and dispose of it.

Place the transfer, face up, onto the metal leaf on the layer of polymer clay. Smooth the image transfer so no air bubbles are present.
Using an artist-quality paintbrush, apply a thin coat of Kato Polyclay™ clear medium liquid to the image transfer. The liquid will seal the image transfer. Use a toothpick or fine piece of wire to pop any bubbles that might be present.
Place the tile into the clay craft oven and bake at 300-degrees Fahrenheit for the manufacturer's recommended amount of time.
Apply a layer of Magic-Glos to the center of the design. The Magic-Glos is self-leveling and will work its way to the edges.

Tip: If you would like, you can work the Magic-Glos to the edges by carefully tilting the design in all directions, until the surface is covered.
Carefully move the design to a source of UV light--this can be a true UV light source or somewhere in direct sunlight. The curing time will vary depending on the intensity of the light.

Once the Magic-Glos is cured, the design can be finished into a piece of jewelry by adding a pin back or finding of your choice, or by incorporating it into another design.

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