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seabelly
« on: March 01, 2009 06:52:28 PM »

This was my first project using sculpey. Prior to this, I used an awful, awful stinky clay. Unfortunately, I still have pounds of it left.




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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2009 08:28:53 PM »

He's so cute. I want to hug him!! Cheesy
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KiwiQ
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2009 04:16:31 PM »

This is amazingly amazing!  I can't belive more people haven't commented on it.  I definitely rank this with some of my top favorite craftster creations.  Have you got more??  I can't wait to see what else you've made!  How long did it take?  What types of paint did you use?  Did you construct an armature before hand?  Fantastic job!
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It's a moat.  Filled with badgers.
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2009 08:25:57 AM »

Really excellent "art" sculpting!

Diane B.

P.S.  If you aren't already, you might want to consider using SuperSculpey-Firm... it comes only in gray but that won't matter if you'll only be painting over your clay items.  And SS-Firm is much stronger than Sculpey, SuperSculpey flesh, and Sculpey III, but still sold in bulk a bit cheaper.
If you're interested in info about other brands of polymer clay (which can be purchased by the brick online, and cheaper) or in other types of clay especially for sculpting, you might want to check out at least these pages at my site:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/Characteristics.htm
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/sculpture.htm
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seabelly
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2009 02:05:41 PM »

Thanks KiwiQ! I did start out with an armature of wire and tin foil. It was really flimsy, I'm not very good at constructing those things!  I made him over a span of a couple weeks. He's actually not finished because he needs a monocle, but I kept breaking them! I just used regular acrylic craft paints because I'm cheap and that's all I have. Smiley
Oh! and, I will post some other creatures soon!

Diane- I will probably buy some SS-firm. thanks for the suggestion. Am I understanding the info right that it is not only stronger after baking but the clay itself is firm and not as soft as Super Sculpey? I did find it sort of a bother that the clay was so soft that I would lose details and shapes easily just by handling it.
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2009 10:48:15 AM »

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Diane- I will probably buy some SS-firm. thanks for the suggestion. Am I understanding the info right that it is not only stronger after baking but the clay itself is firm and not as soft as Super Sculpey? I did find it sort of a bother that the clay was so soft that I would lose details and shapes easily just by handling it.

SS-Firm is a fairly new line by Polyform so I haven't tried it myself but think I've heard that it's both stronger after baking and also less soft than the older, regular SS (flesh) --though that line can vary quite a lot in softness when purchased, and is also largely translucent clay and translucent is always more temperature-sensitive than other "colors."   
Some who sculpt with polymer clay and use SS flesh either "leach" it or they mix it with a firmer line of polymer clay to make it stiffer if it's too soft.
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/Conditioning.htm (...click on Leaching)
There are also ways of cooling the clay before and while working with it... see that same page under the category Cooling Clay.
 
When using flesh-colored polymer clays (and not painting over them), some sculptors just prefer to use other brands of flesh-colored polymer clays.  (But if you'll just be painting over everything, the clay color won't matter especially if you prep the baked clay with white gesso or plain white acrylic paint.)

The 3 first Sculpey clays put out (S, SS-flesh, S III) are all softer when raw than most of the other brands/lines of polymer clay so they won't do details as well and aren't as "good" to handle/feel so mostly those aren't used by most more advanced clayers (except sometimes SS-flesh, or that combined with other brands/lines) when a translucent skin color is desired. There's a lot more info on those things on the Sculpting-General page and the Characteristics of Clays page I linked to before.

(Btw, if you have hot hands or work in a warm environment or like to work-and-work your clay, you'll be happier with stiffer brands/lines anyway like Kato Polyclay or FimoClassic... Premo, Cernit and FimoSoft are softer than those).

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I did start out with an armature of wire and tin foil. It was really flimsy, I'm not very good at constructing those things!
 

There's lots of info, if you're interested, about armatures to use under figures, masks, and other sculpts on these pages at least:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/armatures-perm.htm
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/heads_masks.htm
...and more in the Websites category on the Sculpting-General page, etc.

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just used regular acrylic craft paints because I'm cheap and that's all I have.

If you do want to add color on top of baked polymer clay (with paints, inks, colored or metallic powders, and other colorants), check out these pages, as well as the Heads page:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/paints.htm
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/letters_inks.htm

But if you'd like to build the color right into the clay (by mixing colored polymer clays together to get just about any color you want, or by mixing oil paints, alcohol inks, and various inclusions into the raw clay), check out these pages:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/color.htm
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/inclusions.htm


HTH,

Diane B.
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POLYMER CLAY "ENCYCLOPEDIA" 
http://glassattic.com/polymer/contents.htm
few of my photos
http://s96.photobucket.com/albums/l163/DianeBB
(had to move them from YahooPhotos, so many now without captions)
g0rehouse
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2009 01:56:56 AM »

Man oh man, that is just really cool! Not only is he wonderfully sculpted, you did a fabulous job on the paint.
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seabelly
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2009 03:21:59 PM »

Thank you!
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2009 01:17:56 PM »

thats absolutely fantastic! wow im amazed. you did a great job
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I paint these little pictures with a temporary poison. each one just like the other. i wonder why i even bother.
seabelly
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2009 05:54:14 PM »

Thank you!
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