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Home > Tutorials > Transfer Technique With Apoxie Sculpt Bracelet

Transfer Technique With Apoxie Sculpt Bracelet

By Carmi Cimicata
 
Materials:  White Apoxie Sculpt clay, Metal Complex silver plated bracelet link bezel, pointed-back crystals, Metal Complex interchangeable bracelet , toner (non-inkjet) photocopy, spray sealer/varnish
 
 
It is hard to believe that this bezel featuring a bird, flowers and crystals can be created with Apoxie Sculpt and some photocopies.
 
 
For the project I made myself a cup of coffee (optional) and a small ball of White Apoxie Sculpt clay.  I also selected some toner photocopy (not ink jet) images to work with.
 
 
I filled my Metal Complex silver plated bracelet link bezel with white Apoxie Sculpt.  Then I cut the image I wanted to the approximate size of the bezel surface.
 
 
I burnished this in place for about five minutes using my fingers.  You need to make sure you have a good adhesion between the paper and the Apoxie Sculpt surface.
 
 
Then I wet the paper with water.  I do this so I can see the images.  I removed the paper from the edges too so I could add some crystals to the Apoxie Sculpt before it cured.
 
 

Here is what my piece looked like at this point.  I let everything cure for 24 hours.  That is hard to do! You don’t know if the transfer worked and you can’t peek.

 
 
After the clay was cured I dropped this bezel into warm water and careful removed all the paper from the surface.  You just carefully rub all the paper pulp away.  You may need to do this a few times.  On the picture above I still had paper clinging to the surface.  What you are leaving is the toner from the copy which is now transferred onto the clay.
 
 
A final coat of spray sealer or varnish helps to make the image pop again.  I added my Metal Complex interchangeable bracelet and it is ready to wear!