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1  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Flexible when cured? on: June 28, 2011 09:56:40 PM
So I'm on a hunt for the Perfect Project Material...and I'm not having a lot of success. Cry What I want is pretty specific. It's a sculpting compound that cures into something resilient but spongy...sort of like foam or rubber. I've tried Crayola's Model Magic, but the result was just too crumbly.

So...anyone have any ideas?
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / PMC Slip Casting on: April 15, 2011 10:55:20 PM
So...er...the first trinket I tried to make out of silver PMC didn't exactly work out as planned. Therefore I've turned the dry clay particles into slip. But can you use pmc slip to cast something using a mold? I sort of tried it earlier, but there were a lot of bubbles that formed. Anyone have any advice for making this go smoothly?
3  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Christmas is a'comin'! on: December 07, 2010 09:02:09 PM
I've been getting into a holiday mood lately, and this is the result. He's supposed to be the Spirit of Christmas Present. >_> I always did like the more antiquated Christmas feeling. You know, lots of baroque frills and lots of gold, red, and green.
4  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Discussion and Questions / Re: Question on air-dry clay for plant pot on: December 01, 2010 09:35:12 PM
Hmm. Looks like it might be the same as craft porcelain, but it's hard to say for sure. You could always roll out a ball as a test piece, let it harden, then dunk it in a cup of water for a while to see what happens.
5  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Re: Can I use Polymer Clay as a mold? on: December 01, 2010 09:32:10 PM
I know Sculpey makes a kind of polymer clay specifically for mold making. It works best to chill it in the fridge for a few minutes before pressing your figure into it. Otherwise...I don't know if it would hold up to melted wax or not. I mean, it doesn't take a lot of heat to melt wax anyway...could experiment and see, I guess!

Ditto about the release. If you have problems with that, try  experimenting with different release agents- i.e. coating the mold interior with soft soap, talc powder, and other substances.
6  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Miniature Food Overload (Image Heavy) on: December 01, 2010 12:13:40 AM
Wow, those are fantastic! I used to work at a miniatures museum and those are really on the level of some of the things we had there. Great job at nailing realism! Can't believe you even got the wood grain right!
7  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Discussion and Questions / Re: Question on air-dry clay for plant pot on: November 30, 2010 11:05:08 AM
Hmm. Are you thinking about using stuff like craft porcelain? If so, it does tend to rehydrate when it comes into contact with water. Honestly, I think most moisture based clays would. However, you might be able to use it and then seal it with something. Add several coats of acrylic on top, or pond sealant or something...that might work.
8  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Re: It's my first time using Sculpey and I have a question on: November 30, 2010 11:00:39 AM
Also sometimes polymer clay seems hard if your house is cold. If you warm it up in your hands it often becomes much more pliable. Or it could be what Diane said.
9  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Re: Mermaid mask! on: November 28, 2010 07:30:50 PM
Hah! Well, just drop me a line whenever that happens. I do custom masks, too, so you have time to think about just what you want.
10  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Re: Mermaid mask! on: November 28, 2010 12:37:16 PM
Stunning!  Great job!

I've never seen anything like that!  How exactly would you do something like it?  Is it blown glass, or clay encased in glass?
As I say it's all sculpted resin save for the glass centerpiece. =D The gloss comes from a sealant I use to protect the colors.

Also, to KK, daaaw! ^_^ I guess that means they're distinctive! I plan on making more soon...but I'm waiting on a supplies to arrive in the mail.
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