I used this product for painting leaves to turn into a necklace and brooch. The product turned out beautiful and as I had hoped. I did however find that the paste was incredibly quick drying so each layer became a little more difficult, which probably lead to using a little more than I intended. The first couple of diluted layers went on perfectly though.
Use the paste to glue (wet or dry) clay parts together, to repair cracks and fill in marks and bumps, and to add a textured surface to the clay. It can also be painted onto a burnable core, like a leaf, twig or cork clay, to create a fine silver replica.
This new formula (water-based) paste combines the features of the original Art Clay paste and the Oil Paste, giving it more strength without the strong smell and more difficult handling of Oil Paste. This also means you can use it to join the following:
- Fired Art Clay pieces together
- Dried (un-fired) Art Clay piece and fired Art Clay piece together
- Casted Silver (or Silver findings) and fired Art Clay pieces together *Purity of higher than 925 sterling is recommended*
The consistency of this paste is 90% silver and 10% binder and water as opposed to the previous paste which was 80% silver and 20% binder and water.
I was a bit dubious about using this as a former oil paste fan. Wasn’t sure how well it would work! I have used it a couple of times now and don’t know what I was worried about. It seems to hold better than oil paste and is less messy and faffy. I’m definitely converted now!
i like this paste and I use it this time to recover leave and make it with persons in an atelier. Cette pate est très bien et facile à utiliser même pour des débutants. j'ai animé un atelier associatif pour réaliser des feuilles en argent.
Excellent, I use it for coating leaves. Quick drying and gives a nice finish.
I use this paste to stick together wet or dry clay pieces before firing. Examples include metal clay bead builder pieces and attaching bezels to rings etc. This is really essential and very useful if you don't have time to mix up your own paste. It lasts a really long time too. A little goes a very long way with this.
I've found this to be really, really durable and effective. It would help had it arrived with some user instructions; I've found it best to almost soak the areas that need 'gluing' in water first (I put a drop on my mat, then dip the end / break into it and leave it a minute or two, til it has soaked right in) before applying some paste. It is fabulous though. I've also used it in place of solder on fired pieces and to apply 999 earposts after firing
I used this to produce a silver leaf, and found it easy and very professional.
A very useful product to use with leaves to make pendants or earrings. Also useful to fill cracks at dry clay stage. Many uses
I have used this for painting on leaves to create leaf based items of jewellery. I have also used to repair items in their dried clay stage and also once fired and problems have shown, like small cracks. Also very good for attaching pieces together. Excellent in all respects. It does seem to be a smaller bottle and appears to be less, although it is 10g it also seems to be thinner in consistency. My last bottles had dried up when I reopened them. This surprised me as I have found it lasted a long time, but not the previous bottles I purchased, hope this one doesn't do the same.
Very happy with this product
Works brilliantly for repairing cracks and attaching fired pieces together. I use it when attaching sterling posts to fired earrings and for fixing minor mishaps.
First time I have tried this and enjoyed using it
First of all I would like to state that Metal Clay's service is excellent so my complaint is in no way directed at them. It is about the 'new formula' Art Clay Silver paste. I find it very disappointing indeed. It comes in a smaller bottle with a thinner consistency that doesn't enable you to mix it to your own constancy required for the different stages of application, or different leaf textures. It leaves brush stroke marks and you also end up using a lot more of the paste. I have had to discard several batches of my latest products. Really annoying. PLEASE bring back the old formula!! Is anyone else having the same problem?