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« on: April 07, 2010 01:15:38 PM »

A friend of mine moved out of state and left behind a few items. If anyone can point me towards some tutorials or sites that will show me what to do with these items, I would be grateful.

For some background, I paint gaming (like for D&D or Warhammer) miniatures, but I haven't painted pictures or anything. Its kind of like coloring a 3D object, more than like painting a picture. I would like to expand my abilities though. I have painted walls, and a sunrise mural. The pirate ships I did kinda sucked.

I got:
arcrylic artists ink in black and white
sculpty? It has directions for baking it. (and scuplting tools)
a few colors of grumbacher artists watercolor (a tube with a glossy paste/gel in it)
a few bottles of arcrylic paint, which I could possibly use to paint minis, though there is a lot more of it than what I'm used to working with and I don't think its the same consistency

I'm kind of clueless about where to start with this stuff, but I would like to try something new.
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2010 04:54:26 PM »

Personally I think Sculpey is kind of hard to work with - sort of like sculpting chewing gum.  But once baked, it is permanent, so you don't have to worry about making a mold and casting in a different material.  I think you should try sculpting something with the sculpey, and then paint it with the acrylics.  Let us see what you end up with!


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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2010 08:17:51 PM »

I was wondering if I could make a couple of terrain peices for wargaming with it. I guess I'll find out if acrylic sticks to baked sculpty. Its an adventure!
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2010 10:12:38 AM »

Have you checked out the polymer clay board on Craftster? They'll have tons of ideas for what you can do with the Sculpy:


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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2010 08:17:50 PM »

Is that what sculpty is? I have no familiarity with the stuff. Thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2012 04:20:14 PM »

Acrylic ink is wonderful for doing line drawings with that you then watercolor, because it provides a totally resistive line.  That may have been what your friend had both the watercolor and the inks for.  I do the same thing with Glaze pens.  http://flightyartist.wordpress.com  (not a sales site, just my art on a blog)

I would buy a good basic book on painting, which should give you the pros and cons and special techniques you can achieve with your watercolor and acrylics (my two favorite mediums).  There are so many ways to play with them, and if you don't know that, they aren't one fraction as much fun as they can be.  Plus they each take different special supplies to use them.

I haven't used Sculpy but I've seen people make beads, figures, magnets, and other crafty things with it, and my teenaged son makes accessories for his character figurines with it in his process of designing and hacking characters and games.

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