It Appears To Soak Right In, Rather Than Just Form a Coating:
Included with my recent shipment of Studio Sculpey Clay, was a bottle of their Glossy Glaze product, as well as some of the Studio by Sculpey Satin Glaze too.
I’ve been dying to compare these finishes to the Future Floor Polish, which I normally recommend.
I must say I really like them a lot! Both the Satin and the Gloss are thin and smooth and remind me very much of the expensive varnish I use on the Acrylic canvas paintings I do when I’m not working with polymer clay.
One neat thing about these glaze finishes is that you can apply them to both the baked clay, as well as raw. However, if you sand your pieces, it’s best to wait until after.
These Studio by Sculpey glazes are easy to apply with a brush or a Q-Tip. And once the glaze has dried for a half hour or so, you can pop your beads back into the oven to further harden.
This extra baking step creates an extra smooth finish. The glazes appear to soak right into the surface of the bead, unlike other cheap shellacs which just form a coating.
Both the Studio Gloss and Satin products go on milky and then become crystal clear when cured.
As with any glaze or varnish type product, it is important to stir them before use. But don’t shake the bottle. Shaking will trap bubbles that may end up showing on your finished beads. Brushes clean easily with water.
Although these Studio glazes are not nearly as economical to use as Future Floor Finish, they do go a long way. A 2oz bottle (.59ml) is priced at around four dollars.
Overall, these Studio by Sculpey glazes get a thumbs up from me. Anyone else tried them? What do you think?