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« on: January 05, 2005 03:56:25 PM »

Has anyone used paper clay? Is it easy to work with?  How durable is it? What type of projects work best for this type of clay. 

I heard it is strong and light.
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2005 12:59:41 PM »

i've done some stuff with paper clay, but I don't like it near as much as polymer clay for what I do. 

I used the Creative Paperclay brand... which behaves a lot like caramic clay, the surface dries out as you work with it, it leaves a film of ashy stuff on your hands, and you need to keep some water (in a bowl or something) on hand for joining pieces together, and when the surface gets too dry to work with.  it's also easy to overwet it and make it REALLY slipppery. 

On the up side, it's pretty easy to model, provided you have the water to re-moisten it when necessary.  takes a day or so to dry out, during which time it WILL shrink, and any cracks not well smoothed will widen.  it's pretty strong once dried (in thicker pieces at least, tiny thin stuff is a little iffy), and can be painted with most anything (watercolors work REALLY well)  the real drawback to me is that paperclay isn't at all water-proof, or even water-resistant (not good to make a barette that melts the first time you get caught in the rain).  you might be able to get around that by putting a few layers of polyurethane or acrylic medium over the piece

hope I helped some, and good luck on your projects! Smiley
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