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« on: July 12, 2006 08:24:36 PM »



It was good util I baked it and it got all bubbly. the process of it was gross. so is there a reason why? i used sculpey. maybe it was too hot? it said 250 degrees
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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2006 09:34:59 PM »

Were there bubbles in the clay to begin with?  Gases expand as they heat up, making the bubbles bigger.  Be sure to eliminate bubbles by cutting into the side of them and gently pressing the air out and then smoothing the clay. 

Also, you did do it at 250 degrees Farenheit, right?
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2006 10:56:52 PM »

How thin was it and how long did you cook it for? I had Sculpy bubble up on me once because I left it in the oven for too long.
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2006 11:32:08 PM »

I love him regardless of the bubbles Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2006 04:05:37 AM »

I quite like the effect actually... looks funky!
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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2006 04:34:36 AM »

That's the exact same thing I keep getting! And worse on the silver sculpty!
I have tried everything - I read all the things at Diane B's site http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/pastamachines.htm and tried not using the pasta machine or not working the clay so much but I but still kept getting them (maybe not as bad).
I'm thinking it's partly because the clay is so thin - I've been turning the oven down some thinking it is just too high for so thin and that has helped some.
If I find a total cure I'll let you know!
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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2006 10:58:10 AM »

That's weird, guys.  I have never had this problem.  With something that thin, I would not bake it for more than 10 minutes.  The general rule of thumb is 15 minutes per 1/4 inch.  I actually bake all my clays at 275 degrees regardless of brand.  I have never had a problem.

I do like that effect, though. 
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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2006 02:27:37 PM »

this is by far the strangest title I've seen in a long time Cheesy Thank you
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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2006 02:43:45 PM »

This is definitely not right, and I've baked many many thin things, even Sculpey.

Definitely check out this page at my site, under the subcategory Bubbles (which is under Problems):
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/pastamachines.htm
because there are various things that can cause bubbling inside clay, and various ways to prevent or correct it.  Could be something you do every time, or could be something that won't happen as frequently later (or could be some really weird batch of clay, I suppose).
 
Did you use any colorant on top of the clay, btw?... looks kind of metallic.



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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2006 09:59:30 PM »

Hey thanks for all the replies you guys!

Yeah I think it was too hot. It was set at 250 F. And there wasn't any bubbles to begin with. It started bubbling the first 5 minutes...

I sent the photo to a bunch of my friends and some loved the effect and others thought it was awful and they hated it. I acatually like it a big. Hmmmmm........ I'm not sure what to do with it now. Haha.

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