This is the second time I have purchased this, I use it in my pendants. Easy to use, good finish, definitely recommend.
It’s MAGIC! This one step process is easier than 1-2-3. No additional sealing or cleansing methods are required. Magic-Glos™ is a must have to fill bezels, and help gloss, seal and protect your polymer clay masterpiece and craft creations. Glos your way to beauty!
Magic-Glos™ Product Features:
- Once applied to baked clay, Magic-Glos™ can be applied and baked over and over again.
- Non-toxic handling and no odour.
- Great for mixing or embedding glitter, dried flowers, beads, charms, etc.
- No shrinkage and waterproof!
- Wonderful for sealing transfers, foils, leafing mosaics and more!
- Crystal clear results!
- Easily creates enhanced faux dichro effects and domed cabochon effect with multiple layer applications.
- Magnifies your design.
- Ideal on creative surfaces to add shine or dimensional effects such as water droplets, raised patterns, etc.
- Cures with direct sunlight or, more preferably if you live in the UK: a UV Light Curing Box.
Frequently asked questions, answered by Lisa Pavelka herself!
Q - Can I layer the Magic Glos?
Thicker applications can be achieved by adding in layers and curing in between, It is designed to dome and creates a cabochon like effect when cured in layers. Foils, decals, and transfers can be added to layers for dimensional effects. Thicker layers actually magnify the underlying surface as there is no loss in clarity.
Q - Will it really cure in sunlight?
Yes, Magic Glos will cure in direct sunlight in about 5-15 minutes depending on the intensity of the UV light waves, thickness and size area of the piece. (NOTE FROM METAL CLAY - this is in the US... For us here in the UK, it would probably require a really, really sunny summer's day! We recommend you use it with a UV light box) Adding inclusions such as glitter may lengthen the cure time, but once exposed to long wave UV light, the product will continue to cure in absence of UV light. Note: Magic Glos will not cure near a window, you must put it in direct sunlight.
Q - Is it temperature sensitive?
I wouldn't be concerned about general temperature sensitivity for Magic Glos. This product will withstand heat of several hundred degrees Fahrenheit. It can even be baked with clay. Extreme temperatures such as these will slightly darken the glos. This can intensify coloured clays, foils and transfers, but white will become more of a sepia or antique white tone when baked. We have not seen visible yellowing under normal indoor conditions over time, This isn't to say that the material won't darken in years to come or when used outdoors. The product is just under two years old and we are awaiting long term results with it.
Q - Can you use it with Swarowski Crystals?
Yes, yes, yes! Magic Glos loves Swarovski Crystals and other embellishments. Instead of using epoxy with flat-back crystals use Magic Glos. It's superior since it is non-toxic, no order and requires no mixing. It also has a working time of 1-2 hours indoors which makes it much more user friendly, not to mention safer than epoxies.
Q - How durable is Magic Glos? Is it scratch resistant? Does it yellow?
A - Magic-Glos is quite durable and scratch resistant, but not scratch proof. We have had the product out for just under 2 years now and no signs of natural yellowing occurring. The product will however yellow slightly if baked over 125F degrees. We do not have long term results that surpass the two year mark. The product has a shelf-life of a year. It will thicken as it surpasses that mark, but can be diluted with fresh Magic-Glos. I have several pieces that I toss into my purse and other travel containers myself and it has held up beautifully.