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TLS Polymer Clay Tutorial by paperfaceparade TLS Polymer Clay Tutorial by paperfaceparade
From hence forward, if you ask me a TLS related question, you will be directed to this tutorial. If your question cannot be answered by this tutorial, I will answer it forthwith without re-routation to this tutorial.

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My tutorials:

Avocado Cane (Skinner Blend): [link]
Cake: [link]
Carrot: [link]
Corn on the Cob: [link]
Dumbledore: [link]
Human Feet: [link]
Human Hands: [link]
Key Lime Pie: [link]
Kiwi Cane: [link]
Milkshake: [link]
Orange Cane: [link]
Pea Pod: [link]
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich: [link]
Pepperoni Pizza: [link]
TLS (Translucent Liquid Sculpey): [link]
Tomato: [link]
Treble Clef: [link]
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream: [link]
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:icondragona15:
Dragona15 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your detailed info about the TLS. I am beginning with polymer clay and have had some difficulty understanding what it was for XD
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maifeld1 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
It really looks like a macaron!! So good! I want to eat it ^^
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Laugh245 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student General Artist
When it bakes, does the tsl stay shinny?
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paperfaceparade Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Not really. It will usually be a little bit shiny when compared with regular clay, but if you want it to have a nice glossy finish, you'll have to glaze it with some kind of clay glaze or clear fingernail polish. 
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Laugh245 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student General Artist
ok thank you
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peg1950 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Thank you again!!! Peg :)
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cocoakokoa Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
For never seeing a macaroon, that is amazing!
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orziloveKTE Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Even see the process step-by-step, it still felt incredible... :wow:
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iStoleUrLlama Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm.. Interesting macaroon. The ones I make are basically balls of coconut.And I mean real food, not clay
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paperfaceparade Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Yeah, that's what I originally thought of when someone asked me to make a macaroon tutorial and then they showed me these other funny looking ones that I'd never seen before. Now at least I've seen the real thing, but I still haven't tasted one.

Coconut macaroons, on the other hand-- delicious. :)
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iStoleUrLlama Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think Ive seen the bread-ey part like a biscuty cookie (if that makes sense) but never with a filling.
And my favorite are my grandmothers chocolate ones!
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xMissDirectionx Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
I think I know the confusion. The coconut-y balls are macaroons, whilst the ones made here are actually called macarons (with one o)- but these days most people use the term macaroon to describe both (much to the chagrin of the French and patissiers).

I haven't had macaroons before, but macarons - good quality ones - are possibly the nicest thing you could munch on. Vanilla, salted caramel, lavender and white chocolate, mango and passionfruit, cookies and cream, watermelon, pistachio, mocha...literally any flavor you can think of. And it's all absolutely beautiful. Evil to bake from scratch though; one of the most technical and fussy baking you could ever do.
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Saria48 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Hello, i was wondering if i can store the tls i made so i can reuse it in another time
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paperfaceparade Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
I'm not sure, I haven't really tried storing it. I usually try to use up whatever I make whenever I make it. I'd say if it's in an airtight container, it should be fine. It might get hard or dry out over time, but if you're using it within a few days, I think it would work. :)
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Talty Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Hi! This tutorial was featured in the article Polymer Clay Food Tutorials Collection for #projecteducate. This is a very outstanding tutorial, and your kindness to share your techniques is admirable. Keep up the good work!
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paperfaceparade Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Thank you! :)
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Talty Featured By Owner May 19, 2012   Artisan Crafter
You're welcome ^^
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ChumiiyaClayShop Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Hmm, but when I use TLS and bake it, even when it's only a thin layer, it does'nt turn out translucent D:
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paperfaceparade Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Interesting... Both Liquid Fimo and TLS should turn translucent. They're not transparent (sort of a slightly opaque/foggy translucent) but you should be able to see light through it (unless you add a ton of chalk to it-- that might make it look more like dried paint). Try increasing the baking time/temp ever so slightly and see if that helps at all.
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DragonLadyhere Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Very AWESOME tutorial!
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marieke1312 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
can i youse school glue to .....
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:iconpaperfaceparade:
paperfaceparade Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
sorry, no. not if you want to use it to mix it with the clay. if you just want to drizzle it like syrup and let it dry (without baking it again) that should be fine. =)
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marieke1312 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
ok so first bake the clay and after that the glue (can i mix the glue with pastel collors) lot of question lot of questions....
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:iconpaperfaceparade:
paperfaceparade Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
yup! just as long as you're not planning to bake it again after you've got the glue on there. (sorry for the long delay in replying...)
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Nanahuatli Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
You know, I've been aondering about the macaron thingies because everybody is making these in clay, but I only know a type of noodle called "macaroni". These don't seem to be noodles, though. I'll look it up later. :P

Anyways, I had also no idea what TLS was, and this tutorial helped me solved that as well as how to use it. And it was funny, so that's cool. Thanks!
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Lazy-the-King Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Student General Artist
I was wondering what TLS was so i looked it up and this tutorial came up, and now i feel like a moron because sitting literally three feet away from me on my shelf is some TLS. sigh. thanks for the help though!
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Luna-Goodies Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Is fimo deco gel the same as liquid fimo? I'm really confused on what it is I should be buying.
or should i be buying TLS? *dies*
so many choices!
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paperfaceparade Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
i think deco gel is different. that sounds like something that can't be baked. liquid fimo is the fimo brand equivalent of sculpey's TLS (translucent liquid sculpey), and liquid fimo can be baked. i prefer liquid fimo over tls. =)
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Luna-Goodies Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've tried both. they all do different things. it's very useful to have all of them. Thanks for your help :)
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PoppyCorn99 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Some of the TLS on some of my creations are all cracked up now. Do you know how I can prevent this from happening?
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paperfaceparade Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
I've had that happen, too... i've mostly seen it with my TLS creations that have pastel chalk added to them. i think my problem was that i added too much pastel chalk. (sorry for the long delay in response time... )
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PoppyCorn99 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh no, it's okay! :D Do you think it will crack if I use paint instead of chalk?
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paperfaceparade Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
It probably wouldn't crack, but I don't think you can bake paint. You might be able to with certain craft paints, but that's something I'd check labels for and/or ask about at the local craft shop. :)
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FireGemini Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
if u used sculpey for a cake, is it ok to use fimo for the frosting? isnt the baking temp diff?
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paperfaceparade Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
yup! the baking temp is the same. well, the packaging might tell you that it's different, but baking at about 225 fahrenheit works just fine for both. anywhere between 175 and 250 will do, just be sure to adjust the baking time accordingly and don't go higher than 250 or you risk burning the clay. =]
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Cyberbi Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Weeee, that is SOOO cute
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AlexXe666 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
TLS is that like PVA Glue or something? Keep up with the great work. :D
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paperfaceparade Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
[link]

sorry it took so long to get back to you! =)
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AlexXe666 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you. I have some now. I got it from Hobbycraft. Keep up with the great work. ;)
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cloudbunny786 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
OMG YOU TOO I NEVER ATE ONE EITHER!!!!! *HIGH FIVE*
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TwilightandAnimefan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great - thanks. Though if you can't get your hands on rubbing alcohol, would something like nail polish remover do? That probably sounds silly, I know...but I'm trying to think logically. XD
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paperfaceparade Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
hmm... lol i'd give it a try with just a little bit of it. if nothing dissintegrates, i think you're good.
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TwilightandAnimefan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool. Lol.
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:icondunkle-romantik:
Dunkle-Romantik Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Great one!! Thank you!
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magur Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the awesome tutorial! It helps alot! :love:
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KaWaIiLyly Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Hey =3
I was just wondering, where can I buy TLS? (By the way, I’m living in Canada, Quebec) because I had searched in shops where I usually buy my clay, but I didn’t find any. Help please? xD
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paperfaceparade Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
you could check onlined. i think some usa craft stores would ship to canada. try joann.com
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eatyourbrians Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
I use the paper trick too. ^-^
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FruitySnackLove Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
is there a way of making tls? instead of buying it? just wondering if its possible.. :>
Lena
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solid-paradox Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
with fimo you can use water, it ends up very sticky but it works. It doesn't work with sculpey though.
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