Hi, I'm Christy Friesen and thank you for joining me here at Fire, Mountain Gems and beads jewelry, making studio and guess what we're going to do. Today we are going to learn everything there is to know about polymer clay and, as short, a time as it takes me to tell you and then you are going to have a new addiction. So just warning you after I tell you how amazing polymer clay is. You'Re, probably are going to want to spend the next six or seven years playing with it. So just warning you, if you don't have that kind of time, I'll give you the shortened version. You can have maybe two or three years worth of fun forever: okay, polymer clay. What we have is all kinds of brands of polymer clay, including primo, which is my favorite. All polymer clay is amazing. Any one you use is going to be terrific. Each brand has its own different little quirks and things that it does best. I'M a primo gal, because I do a lot of sculpting and a lot of mini canes and primo works beautifully for that. Other clays are good for more extended and complicating canes, and if you don't know what a cane is I'll tell you that in just a second and other clays are good for working with your children, because they're soft and they're easy to use, etc. But we're going to talk about primo a bit today because I love it. So primo comes a little easy to use packages and you can get those right here at Fire, Mountain Gems and beads, of course, and I've opened one up. So you can see how soft and flexible it is. That'S how clay is supposed to be if it's hard as a rock, because you left it in the dashboard of your car and it baked. All you can do is build a little fort with it. So you want to keep your clay, nice and soft by storing it properly, which is our basic tip number one storage. This clay is an oven, curing clay, which means that it's not going to dry out just by laying around in your house unless your house is a thousand degrees. So if you do have a hot spot in your house, try to keep the clay in a cold spot, something cool it doesn't get up to a hundred degrees is the best you can store it. Just as it is some people like to put it back in its original wrapper, which seems like a lot of work to me, I like, ripping it all up and cut it in little chunks and throw it in a glass jar, and then I can pull it Back out, when I'm ready to use it also, if you're into being neat, you can keep all the colors nice and separate. I'M not neat. So I like to make a big jumble because, as we will discuss, scraps are your friend. So the first thing I want to show you is just a little bit of how to condition your clay generally speaking, you're going to use a clay conditioning machine, which is also called a pasta machine. But we like to call it clay conditioning machine, because that sounds way more artsy and that makes short work of this. But you see how quick and easy this is to roll. I'M going to show you this now and we'll get to that clay conditioning machine shortly, but look see how mushy isn't that terrific, which means that you can then blend colors and mix things very easily, because this clay is so soft and flexible. Conditioning just refers to making your clay that's coming straight out of the package, be soft and bendy like this. That means it's conditioned. If you can roll your clay and fold it and it doesn't have cracks on the edge it's conditioned properly. A lot of people want to say: well once I conditioned it, you know how: how long can that last for years when they're? Basically, you want to try to condition your clay each time you're going to use it? It just means it's getting all molecules all worked up and it's soft and is flexible, so you're going to do that when you get started to play all right. So now, we've talked about our clay, brands and storage of the clay. Now, what is the basics of playing with it, and why would you want to do that? The basics of that are basically get your clay start smashing around have a good time. So that's we're going to do. I'Ve got a couple of different colors in here and I wanted to show you a little trick. I like in blending clay colors together. So let me grab for my magic clay stash and what you see here is lots of bits and pieces. Remember I talked to you about scraps. Scraps are your friend when you have a lot of bits and pieces of clay like that they blend together really nicely to create new colors. When you take one color of polymer and a second color of polymer and jam them together, what happens is that they stay two separate colors right up until they're not, and you can use that to your advantage, because what that means is you can get fun things Like stripes, I'm going to take a little blade here, cut it right down the middle and we'll talk about tools in a second, so I'll come back to that. But you see when I cut this open, see those fun little stripes right there. Those stripes are showing that the clay are still separate, but if I keep mashing this, whether I use my hand or clay conditioning machine and I'm mashing mashing mashing mashing, now I'm getting a whole nother color and if cut that in half just so, you can see. What'S inside, we have very little stripes left, there's just a bit, but it's becoming a different color. So polymer is beautiful in that you can do both things. You can have new colors or you can have stripy bits and stripy bits or what canes are all about and we'll talk about that in just a second. But let me just discuss tools like any wonderful, jewelry or craft product. There are certain things that you need to have in order to make that product work well and that's the tools you do not have to spend a lot of money on polymer clay tools. I, of course encourage it because that's fun and there's all kinds of nifty things out there, but you don't have to you, can use a toothpick and a roller. Let you have at home for making pies. If you bake pies - and if you do, would you call me over because I love them huckleberries, my favorite anyway, the tools that you want to use are very simple things and it's things like needle tools, brushes any kind of sculpting tool that you can find and There'S a number of sculpting tools. You can ask your dentist for some here at Fire, Mountain Gems and beads. There'S a number of sculpting tool kits that you can buy just about anything will work with clay. Metal works. The best well, plastic and wood are also acceptable. This is your best tool, not my fingers. Yours fingers are terrific fingers. Do all the blending fingerprints can make wonderful texture all that good stuff. So don't underestimate the cheapness of having a good set of fingers, then the last one I wanted to tell you about. That is very important with polymer clay is a cutting blade and, as you can see, this has a really sharp edge. Keep that away from all your arteries and fingertips, because blood on your polymer clay, although pretty at first, tends to darken in the oven, and it doesn't look as good after that, so keep the sharp edge down and away from your fingers. There'S often like a kind of a funky little sharper edge on the corner, and there are some blades that have little handles on the edges. If that's something you worry about, so, if you're working with kids be careful about this, you may want to give them a more dull knife to cut their clay with or cut it for them. Okay, so that's tools. The only other tool I would mention is wire cutter and pliers. You don't use that specifically on your clay, but you do use it to add beads and things to your clay. Yes, you can add beads to your clay. This clay does not shrink in the oven, which means when you Jam stuff in it, it stays there there's no racking. So you can put any kind of bead that will make it in the oven, most polymer clays bake, which is how they're fused to turn into the hardened finish product that we know and love and they're baked at about 275 degrees. Some have a little more a little less read the package. It'Ll tell you right on there. If you can't remember, but once it's fused anything you've stuck in it will stay as a part of that. So as you're designing, you can stick in feathers. You can stick in beads of all kinds: you can stick in crystals and fossils and paper and fabric anything that can go in the oven, if you're, not sure, if something that you've picked will be able to stick in the clay and go in the oven. I suggest you take a little piece of tinfoil. You put that thing on it. You put it into your preheated oven if it bursts into flames, don't use that anything else is good to go and, as you know, any kind of stone and glass and bead up the sky's. The limit on what you can stick in clay. So, since we're talking about that, why don't I show you how to do that, because that seems to be something you might want. I'M gon na take a bit of clay, pretend that this is a marvelous pendant. That'S just ready for some beads to be added and I have a whole bunch of beads. How convenient is that? One of the tools I didn't tell you about yet, but I bet you could guess, is a needlenose tweezer that helps stick beads into clay. If you have giant sausage fingers like I do and then the other thing we want is just some wire. This is just a 28 gauge. You know a craft wire, it's fabulous for inserting into a bead, and here I have a bead with a wire inserted. Let me see if you can see that right there, so I've got just a little piece of coral. I'Ve got a wire in it and I am going to take that use pliers to grab it and then twist. So what I'm doing is I'm twisting a little tail and you might be asking yourself well why? Because if I just stick in a bunch of beads in the clay, I'm cutting off the end of the tail, then, while the clay is soft and grabby, that's going to be lovely, but as soon as that clay gets hardened. Now you have a bunch of glassy things, stuck in plastic things and they're, going to pop right out, usually in the middle of the disco floor, and then they fling it around and hit somebody in the head. There'S a lawsuit. You don't want that. So what you're going to do is make a little twisty tail Bend a little hook on the end, because the hook grabs in the clay and keeps it from pulling out and you're just going to press it right in the clay. So there is just a bead insert it into the clay. Doesn'T that look lovely? It looks like it. The bead just went and the popped right out, so that is going to stay nice and sturdy in there and if, after you're done baking, which we'll talk about in just a second any of those little things you put in, there are Wiggly and not as strong As you wanted, then you can just put a little drop of glue and help that grab any jewelry glue like e6000 will do that. One other little thing here is: I've got a head pin with a couple of beads on it, and I've got that same little hook on the end, you can press that into the clay as well, and I always push it down a little bit to embed it And that is another way to make beads stick on clay now that putting beads into the clay is kind of what got me all hooked on polymer, because that is one of the most fun things to be able to work immediately and have that sense of instant Gratification which, as we all know, is the best kind of gratification. So anyway, now to recap: we've talked about clay and conditioning. We'Ve talked a little bit about mixing and blending colors we've talked about the tools of the trade and we're going to just do one more little quickie thing for you just to kind of get you started in clay, I think mixing colors is one of the things That makes polymer clay so exciting, because every time it's a different thing, every time, you're having unexpected happening and that can kind of make the creativity part rather fun. For those of you who like for things to be predictable and unpredictability, is not very much fun for you, then you can measure and take notes and figure out exactly what proportions you need to blend to get the same result every time. But don't ask me to help you, because I don't want to do that, but you're welcome to now what I've got is a bunch of scraps. We talked about scraps before I've smashed them all, together with my clay conditioning machine when you weren't looking and I've stacked them up into a little stack, and I think you can see here - I've got little layers and I've started to press these layers with my hand, Because it makes them all Wiggly and I like Wiggly better, it has a little bit more natural feel. What I'm doing here is I'm going to call it a tornado twist for lack of a better term, but it's a nice way of making a fun little blend. So that, as you mix your clays, you get lots of color all at once. So what I've done is I've ripped and stabbed and I'm smashing these are very technical terms. They will be on the quiz at the end, so I'm smashy-smashy smash and then you roll it up. Just like you're making a little ducky though, and then I'm going to roll that so that all of those layers are now swirled around. And now I'm twisting a little tornado twist and as I twist I'm pushing my hands towards each other. Because if you twist and make a longer, you have a rope and there's really not much. You can do with that. Now. I'Ve got my little twisted blend there and I'm going to chop it right in half with my blade. Remember that shiny pointy slaty side is down to the bottom, and can you see what's inside, look at all that little tornado twist in there? This by itself is just fun. You can do that all day long. You come home from work, your little brain dead. You want to play, don't really know what to do make a few of those, because I don't get you in a creative mood. It'S easy! You can snack and watch TV at the same time, what's not to love and then this easily we'll go from here into a blended. Now let me grab my pasta machine for you a little bit of a blended fun. This is a fun little machine and if you'll notice, there's a knob on the side, you pull that knot out and spin it around there's numbers and it makes the little rollers which are right here that gets them wider or smaller. Depending on how squashy you want it to be, I'm going to mush this by hand, you can also use just a little roller of any kind and I'm going to feed it through at almost the widest setting just run it through. Now you see how that's just squashing the clay and one sides boring one sides interesting each time the clay goes through because it's a thick piece getting squished it's going to blend and that blend is where all of those smeary lovely colors come in. If you keep doing that and what I'll do then is a look at all over and go that amuses me. I like that, the best, so I wrapping it into a little present for myself with the fun stuff here and I'm going to run it back through the machine, so you can see I've folded. The part that sickens me out of my way and I'm going to run it back through each time. You do that you're doing that, because you need to have the clay, thicker and thicker so that when it goes through the machine, it can be squashed. So now we see it's even more blended. If I keep that up indefinitely, I will get one whole blob of clay about that same green color. But if I stop right here now, I have an interesting swirly fund and I could create beads out or put a sculpture on or whatever amusing thing happens. Next and then one last little trick, I'm going to talk to you about with polymer clay basics, because this is something that you're probably going to want to explore and that's the use of pigments or mica powders. There'S a lot of pigment powders out there glitters all kinds of stuff they all go beautifully. On the surface of polymer clay, they can add a shine and a shimmer to things that you're doing, and I go into that more detail in some of the other videos that you can find right here at Fire, Mountain Gems and beads. But in the meantime let me just show you a quick little mica, because if you're not hooked already, you will be now so. I'Ve got like a little blob of clay and I'm just going to put a second blob of clay on there for no particular reason. Just so I can show you mica powder. Any mica powder is fantastic. I'M just going to use this little bit of gold that I have here and I'm going to use a brush. I'M just going to get a little bit on the the bit of my brush. You do tend to get a lot of powder on the brush, so tap it off before you put it on your piece and you see how I'm just kind of blending that on and adding a little bit of shimmer shine. Isn'T that kind of cool? Now, there's a lot of tricks. You can do that, something that I get in to more discussion of and some of the other videos and some of my lovely books and that's another tool for polymer clay is instruction videos and books. It'S always nice to have somebody. Go before you and make all the mistakes and figure out what works and then tell you, it works and that's a good launching point for you to go and explore from there. So of course, I highly recommend all of my books because they're amazing and you love them, but there are other wonderful, polymer books out there too, and you can get all of that here online at Fire, Mountain Gems and beads. So, let's just recap very quickly: polymer clay is marvelously addictive. You want to buy some right now and play with it. You want to go online to Fire. Mountain Gems and beads comm find other videos that I've presented and others have presented on how to play with clay or grab some fun books and just go nuts. You don't need many tools, but a few will do well, for you there's a lot of other fun things like liquid, clays and glues and powders that can all be used with your clay. Aren'T you allergic and ready to get playing with polymer clay, and you know what the fun thing is is everything you need is available right here, books, tools and clay and, of course, lots and lots of bees at Fire, Mountain Gems, calm and don't forget, there's also A lovely Facebook page and some Pinterest stuff you can just get lost in all the fun 

Hi everyone, it's Rachel and today I'll be giving you some tips and tricks for those of you who are up again is at polymer clay if you're more experienced at clay. Some of these tips may seem obvious to you, but when you first start out, I know the feeling of not really being sure what's allowed and what you can do with polymer clay. Also, please note that all these tips I'm giving you today are from my own experience and research, whether you're a beginner at polymer clay or have been using it for a long time now. I hope you learn something you didn't already know in this video now. This first tip may seem very simple, but if you're unsure like I first was when I started clay, then yes, you can mix different colors and also brands of polymer clay. This is probably the most exciting and creative part, because you can mix endless colors suited to your project. If you don't have the exact color you're after just simply use your knowledge of color theory to either light and darken or change the color of your clay altogether. If you have different brands of clay that you want to mix, that's okay to say, you have pink and fimo, but only white in primo, and you want to make a lighter pink. That is perfectly fine, and what about faking the clay you might ask! Well, yes, these players have different baking temperatures and times so generally, I bake the piece at a rough average of each if you are unsure and don't want to risk burning, your clay in the oven just remember that baking clay at a lower temperature for longer is Always better than baking it at a higher temperature quicker for people wanting to start polymer clay. I would suggest firstly purchasing the primary colors being red, blue and yellow, as well as a block of black and white, because with these you will be able to make literally any color. Another fun part of polymer clay is being able to add lots of detail and other elements into your pieces. I get a lot of questions about this on my social media, particularly YouTube about. Is it safe to bake other items with your polymer clay, and the answer is yes, because polymer clay is only cured at low temperatures in a regular oven compared to like those proper pottery kilns that need a lot of heat. It'S perfectly fine and safe to bake upper objects with your clay, so these can include eye pins. If you're wanting to make a charm toothpicks for lollipops, you can use micro, marbles plastic or glass, beads shells glitter, and then you know the list goes on. A lot of beginners tend to believe that you can't make any metal items with your clay because it will damage or explode the oven. But I think this confusion kind of comes from the fact that you shouldn't put metal in a microwave or it will explode kitchen ovens are different and putting metal, glass or toothpicks in them won't have any effect, because most cooking items are made out of these materials. Anyway, when buying polymer clay, you'll probably want to buy the newest and freshest clay, you can I learnt from polymer clay tutor here on YouTube that sculpey and primo have codes on their packaging, which includes the data was made. So I now do this all the time when buying clay. If you look at the first two numbers in the code, that is the year, the block was made I'll leave a link to send these full video down in the description box. For you to check out a lot of beginners to pull on a clay also tend to get the idea that clay needs to be stored in an airtight container, so it doesn't dry out and cure on its own with polymer clay. This isn't the case because it's plastic based and not water, based, as you may have experienced before water-based materials like paints and glues, dry out, if they're not sealed correctly, because the water in them dries up, but because polymer clay isn't water-based. The only way it can properly harden is when you like, cure it and bake it in the oven, so the only benefit from storing polymer clay in airtight container is actually keeping it away from dust. You'Ll just want to be careful, though, because unto a polymer clay can sometimes react with different types of plastic and make them kind of have like a melted. Dissolve look. So if you want to keep your clay away from dust and store it in airtight containers, it's best to use sealable baggies if you're brand new to the world of polymer clay, you may not be aware that there's such thing as liquid clay, so this can be Purchased in craft stores in the clay section or online and there's a few different brands available, the most Jews among craft is being translucent liquid sculpey, which is also shortened to TLS and then also fimo liquid deco gel. These liquid clays can be used in a number of ways, including creating realistic sources and frosting securing pieces of clay together or creating other effects such as water. They can be left as they are straight out of the bottle mixed with polymer clay or colored using other pigments as well. So securing your eye pins is a very important factor if you're wanting to turn your creations into chums, because you don't really want them to fall out the first time you use the charm my favorite way of securing eye pins is by applying some super glue. After the charm has been baked and cooled, and I've never had any problems with this method, some people also like to use resin to secure their eye pins after baking their charms, because again it's another strong material. You can also secure your eye pins before baking by kind of like burying them in the clay, and another way is also bending the end and then using liquid clay to help keep it in place. Some people have a lot of trouble finding a work surface that really suits them. For me personally, I work on a large sheet of glass which was cut for me, but a great alternative to this is using the glass out of an old photo frame. There are also a range of match you can purchase specifically for clay as well. A great inexpensive work surface that you can make yourself is using a sheet of baking / parchment paper and taping it to a sheet of cardboard to create a portable work area. If you want to roll out an even sheet of polymer clay and don't have a pastor machine, all you have to do is grab some popsicle sticks and stack up two equal piles. Depending on what thickness you would like, then simply place your clay in the middle. Take a rolling pin or whatever tool you use to roll your clay, and it will turn out even all the way along when working with polymer clay. You don't need to go out and purchase any fancy tools. If you don't want to. You can create your own using household items instead of using a needle tool, use the end of a safety. Pin, don't have a dotting tool for texturing use, a toothpick or a skewer need to roll out clay, but don't have a roller. You can just use a pen or a paintbrush. You may have seen already in YouTube tutorials that many craft is kind of like shade they're clay, particularly cookies and other desserts, and make them appear more realistic. You can do this using chalk pastels, which are an art medium and can be found from craft stores or online. I do have a whole other video on shading as well, so I'll leave a link in the description if you're interested, if you don't have access to chalk pastels, you can also use other colored pigments such as eyeshadow or any other powder makeup. These cannot only be used to shade your clay, but also color it as well. All you have to do is scrape some of the powder into your clay mix it in, and then you have your very own custom color one of the worst parts of polymer clay is when you go to user quickly and you find the color that you want To use is really hard and crumbly. This is usually due to the brand you use, as they all have slightly different firmness levels. Most crafters will find the brand fimo can be the hardest to condition and use straight from the packet. If you try conditioning it just on your own, it can really start to hurt your fingers and thumbs. So there are a few different things you can do to make the process just a little easier. There are actually different types of clay softness. You can buy to help you if you prefer that, but I personally believe you can save the money by using things you already have. One way is adding some liquid clay. If you have any - and this will help soften it and bring it all together, if you don't have liquid clay, a lot of people also find that baby oil or Vaseline works the same way in the winter, when it's really cold and difficult to condition your clay. The best way is to get some heat into it to soften and loosen it all up. You can do this by working near a heater using a hairdryer, placing some clay in a baggie and then in warm water or even just cupping your hands and using your breath and body heat to warm it up. Another great way to soften, particularly fimo clay is, if you have any sculpting in the color translucent. I use this clay all the time for softening other colors because it works so well and you don't even notice any changes in color unless you use like a huge amount at the opposite end of the scale it really sucks. If your clay is way too soft to sculpt anything, and all you end up with is a load of fingerprints and dust. One way you can harden play is called bleaching, and I do this quite a lot mostly in summer, when everything is so like hot and sticky. All you have to do is roll out. Your piece of clay on a sheet of paper then sit another sheet. On top of that, then you can set something on top of that as well to press it down and leave it for around half an hour. What this does is the paper soaks up. All the excess oils in the clay, making it less sticky and oily when you come back, you should be able to see that the paper has soaked up the oil, and your clay should be more manageable. To work with a more short-term solution for hiding place simply involves putting it in the freezer. For a few minutes, I like to do this when I need to make like a nice clean cup or when I'm making cupcakes or other things from mold. I find it easier to pop it out of the mold when the clay is hard and it also doesn't ruin the details. However, you have to work quickly when using this technique, because the clay will go back to room temperature in a short time. A great thing to have around when crafting is a small cup of corn starch or corn flour. It'S really helpful for removing clay from mold, and all you have to do is rub some around the surface of the mold push your clay in and then it should pop out a lot easier. You can spread some onto your work surface as well to prevent the clay from sticking. Cornstarch is also good for helping to smooth out fingerprints. If your clay is very soft, sandpaper can be used with polymer clay in a number of ways. You can use coarse sandpaper to give your clay texture while stopping or use fine sandpaper after baking to buff your pieces, add shine, remove dust and fingerprints or smooth outer surface baking. Your charms correctly is a super important process to learn about when working with polymer clay. For me personally, I bake my charms just in my regular kitchen oven. If you do this, you want to make sure that you never beat clay at the same time as you bake food, because the clay can release fumes, which will then go into your food. It'S probably best also not to bake food straight after baking, clay either, because the fumes can still stay in there unless you've opened the door for a while to air it out really. Well, you can bake your charms on pretty much any cooking dish. It could be a metal tray or a glass dish. Some people also bake on a tile. I believe I like to set my charms on a sheet of baking or parchment paper, depending on what you call it. Some beginners bake their clay on aluminium foil, which is safe to do, but it will leave a shiny spot on the part of the charm that is touching it, so it is best to use baking paper after placing my charms on the baking paper. I then sit like a tent. I guess you could call it over top, which I made using foil. This tent acts as a barrier to the oven heat so, rather than having the heat being pushed directly onto the charms and have the risk burning them, it allows the heat to swirl around the more evenly and bake them all the way through before placing your charms In the oven, always pre-heat your oven to the correct temperature using a thermometer that can actually let go in the oven, rather than relying on the oven lights, because they can sometimes be incorrect, then you risk baking, your charms at the wrong temperature and potentially burning them. Once my timer is gone off, I then turn off my oven and leave my charms to sit in there and cool down slowly, which gives them extra strength, rather than taking them straight out and handling them when they're at their most brutal stage. The best thing about polymer clay is that it can be baked over and over again. This is great if you need to add extra details to your piece or repair, a creation that is broken only rebake your clay. However, if you haven't added any glaze at all to prevent your chance from breaking in the first place, you can bake them for longer at a lower temperature. They won't burn at a low temperature and they'll become more flexible and prone to snapping easily you, if you have accidentally burnt your charms in the oven, you want to make sure to remove them from the oven as soon as you notice and open up any windows And doors you can to help flush out the smell and fumes to avoid burning your charms in the first place, have the oven on a lower temperature and always use the timer. So you don't forget about them. You can also try to save any burnt pieces by painting over top of them, which then leads on to my next step. If you don't want to spend a lot of money on buying all the different colors of play, you can just buy one color, such as. Why and paint all of your charms after baking them painting. Your charms is also a good way to cover up any dust and fingerprints if you find them challenging to avoid you can also use paint to add small details such as words or facial features. Acrylic paint is the best to use on polymer clay and if you do decide to paint your chance, they'll need to be sealed with a glaze, so the paint doesn't wear straight off them. If you tend to get a lot of dust and specks in your clay, a great way to clean them is after baking. All you need to do is take a cotton tip or tissue. If you have a large surface and rub off the dust using nail polish remover or rubbing alcohol, what this does is it takes off a little layer of clay on the outside that contains all the dust leaving your place spotless. I do have a much more detailed clay cleaning video coming soon, so keep an eye out for that. If you would like to learn more, if you haven't learned anything from this video so far, the one piece of advice that I would like you to learn is that you should never use nail polish on polymer clay. A lot of new crafters think that clear nail polish is a great substitute for proper glaze, because it's cheap and they probably already have it in their house. The reason you should never use any type of nail polish on polymer clay is because the chemicals in it will dissolve the clay over time and make it really sticky and gooey. The best type of glaze to use on clay that most crafters seem to use is polyurethane varnish. This type of glaze can be found online, but also in most hardware stores, because it's actually meant for sealing wooden surfaces such as floorboards, but it also works amazing on polymer clay. Once you add, a few coats is very strong, so it will also help reinforce your charm and give it extra strength as well as shine. It also doesn't go sticky or wear off as easily as other types of Blaise. You can get polyurethane glaze in a gloss or satin finish as well, depending on the kind of look you're going for other types of glaze, such as scorpy gloss, glaze or triple thick appear to work. Well, when you first use them, but over time they will wear off, lose their shine and become slightly sticky to touch for polyurethane varnish. The brand depends on what country you're in so any should work just fine, but you want to make sure that the type you're buying is the water-based one and not the oil-based one. If you don't want to glaze your pieces at all, it's also perfectly fine to leave them as they are. So that's everything for this tips and tricks, video, which I hope you found helpful and learn something new, whether you're just wanting to start out or have been doing clay for a few years. Now. Please give this video a thumbs up and subscribe for more helpful videos and tutorials and I'll see you next time bye, guys you