Friday, June 3, 2011

Work in Progress

I spent a little more time on this face. I like the expression.


5 comments:

  1. Are you going to paint it? It's marvelous. I am such a fan!

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  2. This one is wonderful:) Just wondering what kind of clay you used to sculpt it? I usually only use paper clay.....however I've been wanting to work with other clays.

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  3. Thanks you guys . Yes I'm going to do some more to it before I paint it. Hi Dawn in the forest I would like to know more about paper clay I have never used it. This piece was done using "Sculpey polymer clay. I take a wad of newspaper and tape around it to hold it tight. Then I roll out the clay with a rolling pin about 1/4 inch and mold it around the ball and shape it. It's pretty fast for the basic shape , about 1/2 hour . and then I pop it in the oven for 20 mins. at 250 degrees and its hard. I have ordered some clay called "Apoxie clay" which has about 3 hours handling time once mixed and then it sets up on it's own without having to bake . That will be interesting.

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  4. Hi Chris and all :) I just discovered the Sculpey recently, previously I had mostly used paperclay (La Doll to be precise) with good results, but what I like about the Sculpey is that it 'doesnt' have a drying time :) Which means I feel less stressed about starting to work on my sculpt. The paperclay I used was lovely and light and almost soapy feeling, very nice to use, but it dried too fast for me (maybe I have hot hands!) and I got frustrated with it. Having used the Sculpey now I am planning on continuing with it, its nicely pliable and I dont 'have' to finish the sculpt within the setting time. However I havent tried the Apoxie clay, so please post about it Chris when you get it!

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