Yes, applying a glaze or sealant to polymer clay after baking is a common practice to enhance its appearance, protect the surface, and achieve different finishes.
Benefits of glazing polymer clay:
- Protection: A glaze creates a protective barrier that helps prevent scratches, fading, and wear on the clay’s surface.
- Shine: Glazes can add a glossy finish to polymer clay, enhancing its visual appeal and giving it a polished look.
- Effects: Different types of glazes, such as matte or satin, can create various effects and textures on the clay.
- Longevity: Glazing can extend the lifespan of your polymer clay creations and maintain their vibrancy over time.
After baking and cooling your polymer clay, you can apply a compatible glaze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Allow the glaze to dry completely before handling or displaying your finished piece.