Topics Covered In This Video:
- Testing Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (aka UTEE) by Ranger Industries on polymer clay.
- UTEE is a crystalline embossing powder that is very thick and clear when melted and has a resin or enamel like appearance. It is used by scrap bookers and mixed media artists in a variety of techniques.
- I tested it on a baked piece of Premo Polymer Clay to see if it was compatible, which it is. There are no adverse reactions over several months. I did find however that it is a softer surface than resin and can be scratched and dented relatively easily. It also cracked when I bent the piece back, so it would not be ideal for flexible surfaces, though it stuck well and did not flake off, even after cracking.
- I also tested the powder on a raw slice of my Shaded Rose Cane of Premo polymer clay, and baked the whole thing in the oven for 1 hour at 265F. It did well, with only a few bubbles showing up. The bubbles were easily popped with a pin, and they completely disappeared, when the UTEE was hot.
- It took several coats of the UTEE to achieve a domed effect, and the color darkened a bit. But over all, I would consider this test as a success. UTEE is a suitable product to cover a solid, non-flexible bezel, since the chance of wearing and scratching the surface would be minimal. However, I would not recommend the UTEE for use on high wear items like bracelets or key chains.
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