So I assume "polymer" clay does not shrink when it dries? If it does, how do you deal with the cracking? and why the matte v first, how does it contribute to the final appearance? Anyway, these are great. They remind me of the movie of "Naked Lunch" (if you've seen it you should know what I mean).
I have seen Polymer clay in the store but never worked with it yet. I was wondering why you apply a matte varnish before the gloss varnish; what does this process add to the final appearance of the piece?
Naked Lunch was originally a book written by William Burroughs who was one of the original "Beat" writers such as Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac. The movie (and I assume the book as well) is highly surreal.