A little bit of an experiment.

So recently I have been using a lot of Kato Liquid Medium, because I love the finish it can give you. I have heard a lot of people dont like the smell, but it doesnt bother me. And some people prefer Translucent Liquid Sculpey, which is cool too. They are actually fairly different to each other. Kato is quite runny, whilst TLS is fairly thick. But one of the biggest differences is how clear they end up.

I thought a good way to show this was to put some of both on a piece for comparison. So that is what I did. I made a pendant and put TLS on one side and Kato on the other. I used a fairly thin layer and cured them both with the heat gun. This may have affected the TLS a bit, but I figured it should be very much like the Kato in that thin coats should be able to be cured without needing to be baked in the oven.

So here are the results – and the difference is noticeable.

This one is the Translucent Liquid Sculpey. As you can see it isnt quite clear in the middle where it was slightly thicker.

This one is the Kato Liquid Medium. As you can see it is quite a bit clearer. I think my darling daughter has shaken the Kato, cos it seems to have lots of air bubbles.

Both of these are great to use, and they both have their strengths and weaknesses. If the result you want is a very clear finish, then Kato is the one to go for in my opinion.

Note: Neither Sculpey or Kato is paying me to endorse their product. I receive nothing for mentioning either Kato or Sculpey. I buy and use both products of my own volition. Any results I achieve are purely from my own experience and others may achieve different results.

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A Sale and a new Site

Hello readers.

Yes, the title is correct – I have another site – but this one isnt a selling site…yet. I bought myself a dot com and set up a hub page, ok..I’ve started to set up a hub page. It still needs a lot of work to make it better..but at least it’s a start..and now I only need to type in one address instead of about 10! So.. you can see my new site at http://www.haffinacreations.com

It has links to all my selling sites, a few pictures and soon will have links to my blogs and other favourite sites.

Now on to the Sale. And boy is it a big sale! Every HaffinaCreations store (that includes BeadsByHaffina and HaffinaAgain stores) is on sale for the whole of February. Yes that’s right..the whole of February! The discounts vary from 20% to 40% in the two ArtFire stores, whilst all other stores have 30% off everything. February is my birthday month, and I am celebrating by giving you guys the bargains.

Hopefully my next blog post will include some fabulous new creations… if I can find the time to make something.