I simply love luscious, shimmering, glossy beads…the shinier the better! I’ve spent many years exploring and experimenting with various mediums to try and achieve just this. When I found out about Kato Liquid Clay and using this product as a sealer or vanish, my heart skipped a beat and I never looked back.
This is a comprehensive tutorial showing my preference for curing Kato Liquid Clay on a finished polymer clay piece. The tutorial covers coating and curing a wide range of different shaped pieces and I’ll share the all important “do’s and don’t” I’ve discovered along the way. As well as learning how to use Kato Liquid Clay as a sealer, I’ll also show you how to create beautiful surface designs incorporating Kato Liquid Clay and a range of other mediums. Once you master these technique, the sky is the limit.
This video contains important information on:
- Kato Liquid Clay.
- Heat guns and safety.
- Work table set up.
- Coating and curing a round bead, a cabochon, a large holed bead, a flat piece, beads with texture and a disc bead.
- Working with foils, embossing powder, mica powder, glitter and micro fine glitter.
- A multitude of tips and tricks.
This video does not contain instructions on how to create the pieces used as samples (for example the cabochon or tube bead). The tutorial simply covers the coating and curing process and additional surface embellishment processes.
Tools and Materials Required:
- Kato Liquid Clay and dedicated brush
- Small container with lid
- Baby wipes
- Old towel
- Baking dish
- Ceramic tile
- Jar or tin can
- Mica powder (any colour)
- Micro fine glitter
- Embossing powder (black)
- Jones Tones or Lisa Pavelka Foils
After purchase you will receive a PDF file containing the video link to your tutorial. This will save to your computers Downloads. Keep this PDF file in a safe location on your computer, so you can easily find it and gain access to re-watch the tutorial at any time.
Marianna (verified owner) –
What a wonderful tutorial! It is full of valuable information and it answered all the questions I had about using Kato liquid clay on my beads. Debbie is an excellent teacher and it was a pleasure to learn from her. I’ll definitely be back for more tutorials!
jroya2013 (verified owner) –
I love this tutorial. I’ve watched it over & over to get the most out of it. There are so many tips & tricks that are really useful. I don’t believe I would have mastered using liquid clay without it. Thanks so much Deb, I love your style & really feel you have helped me on the way to find mine.
Debbie Crothers –
oh wow what a great comment…I can’t thank you enough. It’s so nice to create that luscious finish on your beads hey and handy to know there are so many other ways you can use liquid clay once you know how to cure with a heat gun. I’ve just done a foils video on youtube about it actually. Huge thanks again for your lovely message.
Margaret Schindel (verified owner) –
As usual, Debbie does a fabulous job with this tutorial, teaching us the tips and tricks for getting a gorgeous, smooth, shiny finish on polymer clay beads using Kato liquid clay and a hardware-store heat gun in a friendly, easy-to-follow fashion. So glad I finally know the secrets to getting a crystal clear, smooth, shiny finish without resin!
Krithika (verified owner) –
Fab in depth tutorial for a gorgeous technique. I watched every minute of it and finally managed to create some smooth and shiny beads. It takes a bit of practice for sure, but seeing examples of what NOT to do in this tutorial helped a lot. Debbie also has some great troubleshooting tips here. Fair warning, it’s super addictive!
Gilly Scott (verified owner) –
This is a fantastic tutorial and excellent value for money. I have been trying to use the liquid clay method for ages and I now have the hang of it after watching this tutorial. Debbie doesn’t just show you how to finish a bead with liquid clay and hot gun … she shows several methods on different surfaces, as well as demonstrating what can go wrong. If you love the liquid polymer clay finish that Debbie has on her pieces you will love this tutorial. No more burnt pieces for me. 🙂