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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2006 07:40:37 PM »

wow! Thats the lowest temp I've ever heard of for baking polyclay!
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« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2006 09:02:06 PM »

how cute!
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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2006 07:54:07 AM »

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. . . the box said to bake at that tempurature . . .


Hmmmm, now I'm confused when you say "box." instead of package.  I don't know of any Sculpeys which come in a box except the white or terracotta "original" Sculpey, and flesh-colored SuperSculpey, but your clay doesn't look painted. 
Were you perhaps using a different type of clay or brand, etc.?

Here are the baking temperatures for the Sculpey clays from the sculpey.com website (they include Premo which is really a different formulation and not considered "a Sculpey" by most clayers since it is a strong clay and actually developed by a clayer who didn't like the Sculpeys):

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Sculpey - 15 minutes per 1/4" of thickness at 275 degrees F  (130 Centigrade)
Sculpey III (and Granitex) - 15 minutes per 1/4" of thickness at 275 degrees F
(not sure why they don't list SuperSculpey there, but I have a box myself and it says the same temp and time as Sculpey and Sculpey III)

Premo! Sculpey - 30 minutes per 1/4" of thickness at 275 degrees F

Sculpey SuperFlex - 20 minutes per 1/4" of thickness at 285 degrees F
Amazing Eraser Clay - bake most pieces for 10 minutes only at 250 degrees F . For extremely large pieces, do 15 minutes. This clay needs to be slightly underbaked so that it will "degrade" as you erase. If it is baked hotter, it will totally fuse and will not erase pencil marks.

Baking will always be an estimate as there can be multiple thicknesses.

You can bake longer, but NOT HOTTER!

Lighter colored clays can be shielded with aluminum foil to prevent darkening. (but anywhere alum foil touches the clay, it will leave a shiny spot on the clay --there are other ways of shielding and moderating the heat though)

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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2006 09:48:09 AM »

That is such and inspiration of creativity. Just plain awesome.
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« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2006 11:03:58 AM »

Ha! Thanks guys

But i think my brand was actually like a child's brand of Sculpty...like play-doh, except not...
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« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2006 11:37:28 AM »

So are you using the word "Sculpty" just as a generic word for clay, or for clays which must be oven-baked (polymer clays)?   

Some (or maybe all) air-dry clays can be put in the oven, but that's only for speeding up the air-dying process, not actually "curing" the clay...they contain water and harden when all the moisture has evaporated out (... where polymer clays must undergo a chemical reaction caused by heat, and they contain no water, only oil).

"Makin's Clay" for example, is one air-dry clay which comes in a box of diff. colors... could you have used that type of clay and brand?
http://www.makinsclay.com/US/eng/products/basic_color.htm

(Sorry to go on about this Embarrassed ...  I just want to understand if there's something I'm not familiar with so I can add it to my polymer clay "encyclopedia" website correctly.  All the different kinds of clays are hard enough to sort out as it is!)



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« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2006 01:00:12 PM »

s'all right
Okay:
My box says:
Sculprty 3
oven bake clay...
Bright Ideas...ladeda...10 pc.
hm...you get it, does that help??
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« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2006 02:16:35 PM »

Maybe its just where you're located, I couldn't find anything on it!
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« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2006 07:48:20 AM »

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Sculprty 3
oven bake clay...
Bright Ideas......10 pc.
hm...you get it, does that help??


No, unfortunately  Sad Huh

First, how exactly do they spell "Sculpey" on your box?   You've said Sculpty and Sculprty, which could mean that it's not actually Sculpey, or were those just mistyped?  Or do you perhaps live outside the US, where there might be a Sculpey knockoff??

Also, does it actually say 3, or does it say III?  The colored version of Sculpey is called Sculpey III, and there are lots of kids sets out there which have 6 or more colors in one box (they are the same as regular Sculpey III bars, but sometimes they're half-size --1 oz each).

Any idea what "ladeda" means?Huh


Thanks for helping me figure this out!




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« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2006 10:51:22 AM »

Sculpty III

yes the end
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