7 years ago#1
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Timothy, Have you tried the newsgroup rec.crafts.polymer-clay? They would definately be able to give you some good information. Karen Karen in western NY where it's raining cats, dogs, and fish by the barrel

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7 years ago#2
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[Hmm. Maybe you should try baking some of this wood in the oven, using the same time/temp as the sculpy requires, just to see what happens with it.]

Then I will wrap

[Are you sure this is going to fit in your oven? Is there some special reason you have to make this out of Sculpy? There are other materials out there to make sculpture with- have you ever tried using plaster of Paris?]

I paid more than $50

[Minimum isn't a problem, unless you're worried about durability. Try baking some thin pieces and crumbling them, to get a feeling for this. Maximum is about an inch, but baked Sculpy accepts additions of uncured material fairly well.]

[It can be sanded after baking, but wood is easier to smooth out this way, as is plaster.]

[It doesn't carve very well after baking, and tends to distort when soft. If you push it around with stamps and tools it retains a good impression, though. Sculpy is really best for small sculptural sketches; if you want fine control of the surface other materials are easier to manage. But with care and patience you can do a lot with it, although it sounds like you're pushing the upper edge of the size range. Try doing something smaller first, to get the feel of it.]

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