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Topic: Apoxie Sculpt - I think I am in love with it!  (Read 5781 times)
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« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2011 09:58:23 AM »

Well done!  I think it looks great Smiley  How did you get the little dent marks all over it and the black lines on the bottom pic?  I dont think I'll ever get to try that stuff as my local craft store carries a very limited selection but maybe I can get some for christmas to play around with.  Does it air dry to a full cure or do you have to cook it like regular polymer clay?
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« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2011 01:31:25 PM »

It has about a three hour working time, and it air dries in 24 hours to quite a hard consistency - hard enough to carve, drill, or sand afterwards.  In that 3 hour working time, it is quite pliable and easy to mold, sculpt, manipulate, so I was able to use any tools to mark it.  I used the rounded base of a pen to stipple it while it was clay like, after blending in the mica powders.  For the other box top, after I rolled out the clay with a rolling pin, I laid it over box and worked it into the surface, then just dragged a knife tip lightly over it to make the lines, and stippled again.  It also will take stamped impressions nicely too.  It is a bit sticky, but easy to clean up with water and soap, and it adheres nicely to many surfaces.  I added a layer to a cup to make a permanent cozy, and to a manicure set I have, and stamped them too.
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« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2011 07:03:09 AM »

Onyxox, that dragon compact took my breath away! It is gorgeous!!!

I work with polymer clay and have been curious as of late about other types of clay out there and have seen a lot of amazing work with airdry clay. Now I'm going to have to get my butt down to Michaels and see if they have any. Grin

Also, correct me if I am wrong, but is there such a thing as paper clay? I believe I read it referenced once in a sculpture I saw.
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« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2011 07:58:21 AM »

Yes, there are several brands of paperclay.  I have used it too in the past.  It rolls out nicely and takes stamps and molds very nicely.  It air dries, but does shrink, and because it is paper, it can be affected by moisture. 

I am not sure if Michaels carries the 2 part epoxy clays; I was at one yesterday and did not see it.  I have so far only found it at two of my local bead stores - because they are great for fixing crystals to and making jewelry from, and I have sourced another sculpture supply company in my city that carries it too.
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« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2011 12:31:16 PM »

Onyxnox - I can't believe I missed this (btw - I found it following a pin Wink )- it is gorgeous!

Thank you so much for sharing it (and your process) with us as well as sharing the link for the the apoxie sculpt material! It is now on my supply wish list!
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« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2011 05:16:41 PM »

I have to admit I am gratified by the response - it really seemed like such a simple project and the material is so easy to work with - you don't even have to measure too precisely.  I really hope everyone can find it because I know I really enjoyed working with it.  I am really stunned by the response - thank you everyone Cheesy

It would make great jewelry just by how easy it is to embed crystals and charms in it - there is no need for glues if they are embedded while the clay is still workable.
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« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2011 02:27:20 PM »

This is so cool...I want to try this! Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2011 11:16:13 PM »

I think I'm in love with it, too! Will it marry me?  Wink
You did a great job with the texture and coloring. Great personal touches!
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« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2011 05:35:52 PM »

One word.. LOVE <3
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