HI! syndee here..

I really like to work on multimedia projects and I often use paper in the projects.  Whether its an actual photo or images from scrapbook paper or wrapping paper.  I kept running into a problem though.  No matter how I attached the paper to the sheet of clay, it would curve after baking.  Yeah, it would LOOK flat until it cooled completely.  I tried glue, I tried Bake n' Bond, I tried an acrylic roller, I tried all three.  It still curled after baking.

[caption id="attachment_33254" align="alignleft" width="300"]the top baked piece has only paper on the top surface. The bottom piece has paper on BOTH sides of the clay the top baked piece has only paper on the top surface. The bottom piece has paper on BOTH sides of the clay[/caption]

Then it dawned on me, the paper was somehow pulling on the clay to create the curve.  So my solution?  Adding a piece of the SAME paper to the BACK of the clay sheet!  Voila - perfectly flat clay.  It doesn't have to be a copy of the actual image, just a piece of the same paper, about the same size/shape.  Scrapbook paper is often double sided, so I use the other side for the back of the piece.  I have used Bake n' Bond between the layers of paper and clay, but the top piece still has the curve after baking, while the bottom piece has paper on both sides and it's nice and flat.  YAY!

Of course, this enables you to create double sided "tags" with polymer clay that can be used for pendants or charms in your multimedia work.

[caption id="attachment_33255" align="alignleft" width="169"]My Alice necklace is a multimedia piece using paper, beads, metal and of course, clay! My Alice necklace is a multimedia piece using paper, beads, metal and of course, clay![/caption] [caption id="attachment_33257" align="alignright" width="300"]My circus box is the project that I originally encountered this issue and found the solution! My circus box is the project that I originally encountered this issue and found the solution![/caption]