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« on: November 24, 2013 05:04:40 PM »

I'm getting back into sculpting with polymer clay after a lapse of some 20-odd years.  I'm using Sculpey III and find it is much easier to sculpt with than the old chewing gum Sculpey of yore.   Tongue

What is your favorite polymer clay?  How do you feel about Sculpey III compared to it?   Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2014 10:49:19 AM »

Im interested in the answer to this as well. I use Sculpey and it ALWAYS breaks. i thought I was doing something wrong and someone suggested it's the clay and others like fimo are stronger.
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2014 05:28:56 PM »

I prefer sculpting with Kato. It is much firmer than any of the Sculpey clays, and is not brittle like Sculpey after baking. I find translucent Kato easiest to work with followed by beige, the other more colored Kato clays seem to have a slightly different texture. I usually mix my clays with other brands, depending on how soft or firm I want them, sometimes I mix Kato with Super Sculpey to make it softer or with Sculpey Moldmaker to make it really soft.
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2014 01:53:55 PM »

Yeah, Sculpey and brittleness seem to go together!
I do however, use a lot of Sculpey Premo! I find it easy to condition and it doesn't have the same problem that Sculpey has with brittleness after baking. Though I love it, I probably wouldn't use it for things that get handled a lot like jewelry or objects that have a function.
I make all my little poly clay houses with it and have had great success.
I love Kato, but find it difficult to condition and keep it conditioned. Love it for making jewelry though....it's tough stuff!
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