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Posted on November 6, 2012 in Hints, Tips, & Tricks by Katie Oskin
Every Tuesday I bring you a tip, trick, hint, and occasionally a tutorial. Well…today I give you one of my secrets in my arsenal of claying, the trick uses the very reasonably priced and easy to find Super Sculpey.
Have you ever uttered these words after several hours of claying? I know that I have said that very often, especially after a long day sculpting in my studio. But I have a solution and a trick…Super Sculpey.
Super Sculpey comes in Firm, Medium, & Original (shown above). The Original is my preference. Even Original Super Sculpey was once a very hard polymer clay. Somewhere in the past year the formula was changed or something happened. (Insert jumping for joy movement here). It is now a medium hardness consistency that allows for easier malleability. I have found this to be an utter joy in my studio. It is now my best studio friend and is ALWAYS on my work table.
Have you ever had a piece break? ACK! I hate it when that happens. I just spent hours creating something to have it crack and break on me. Drat! Super Sculpey is more of a sculpting clay medium than an artists clay (like the Premo I use). This means that it is going to bake up super tough and strong. And because you can sand, carve, and drill into it … this means it’s actually making your clay tougher in the process too. In almost ALL of my pieces, whether small or large, I add Super Sculpey into the color blends, just for some added strength. In many of my larger pieces, I add large amounts of Super Sculpey just to make my pieces stronger and more durable over time.
Do you use Super Sculpey? If you do, what do you use the polymer clay for?
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