Removing pasta machine streaks isn't the only thing rubbing alcohol is good for. Here are a few other handy ways to use isopropyl alcohol with polymer clay:
- Use rubbing alcohol to clean your work surface and clay tools -- including pasta machines, clay molds, and paint brushes (after using liquid clay).
- Spread rubbing alcohol over the back of your paper for a better image transfer.
- Smooth alcohol lightly over clay before baking to help get rid of fingerprints.
- Use baby wipes soaked in rubbing alcohol to clean clay residue (especially that pesky red!) off hands.
- When making mosaics from baked tiles, use a Q-tip and rubbing alcohol to scrub liquid clay "grout" off the tiles before baking again.
- Clean any greasy residue off baked clay before applying a glaze finish.
Sounds like rubbing alcohol has earned its spot on the craft room shelf... Can you think of other ways you've used rubbing alcohol with polymer clay?