Polyform Sculpey Original Polymer Clay, 1.75-Pound, White
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- Sculpey clay is soft and pliable and won't dry out when exposed to air
- Perfect for everything from molded items to free form jewelry pieces; ornaments and embellishments
- Weight: 28oz/793.5g
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First, it had to be safe for the fish. I made a sculpey model, baked it as suggested then put it in water for a few weeks without any fish. I then tested the water to see if anything had leached into the water. Nothing had.
Second, it had to hold up under water without falling apart. I found the important thing here was two steps are required.
1.) you have to bake it to the point just before it turns to a brown color to make sure the pores in the material are completely closed. If you don't then the model will still work okay but it tends to be easier to break over time.
2.) You need to paint the item to make up for any spots you might not have baked long enough.
For paint I use a craft paint that is designed for ceramics. Basically apply the paint, let it dry then bake the item in the oven like you do normal sculpey. One thing I have found is that you can actually apply the paint to the unbaked sculpey and it will adhere even better. I tried scraping it off with my nails and it was hard as a rock. The paint I use is the Folk Art Enamel by Plaid. Walmart sells it for $2 a bottle, a bit more here on amazon. You have to use the enamel version, bottles have an E on the top and directions will say for ceramic and glass.
I don't know if the things I made will last forever in the water, but some of them are 5+ years old and no sign of damage being submerged, removed and wiped off from algae or dirt and put right back in the tank. Fish have lived inside the things I made and have taken to them so much that one I wanted to update the fish wouldn't go in the new one, had to put the old one back.
It can be painted after it is baked and you have a wonderful finished object.
It is also great for projects. I sculpt it, bake it then perfect the finish by filing and sanding it. It is the only way I can get a really smooth finish.
Perfect for the original to use for making a mold and then casting replicas.
I will be getting more when I complete this project.
I want a softer, slightly pliable end product after the oven baking period and I get that when I mix the right Sculpty clays. All of my miniature sculptures come out amazingly detailed, so the heat does not affect small detail. I use those lovely chalk pallettes in various hues and brush them onto my work "before" I bake them. The heat then sets those colors in. You can also paint over this process if you want more vibrant colors using acrylics. As the chalks basically are mostly pastels and even the darker color chalks will never come out vibrant, but it is a nice effect worth practicing with for a different finished look. It actually makes the white Sculpty clay appear to be porcelain in nature.
Normally I seal the finished baked pieces using the clear Sculpty sealer but I have also used a clear glossy varnish as well. I like to experiment. This clay does make excellant stamps that I use with my stoneware clays too. This clay picks up the small details if you are forming the clay over an obect to make a 3-D mold/stamp of. I have made many. They last for years.Bottom line, this is a great fun clay!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Ive bought this numerous times. Works great for craft projects. Bakes and paints up greatPublished 6 days ago by Melodee Anderson
has been sitting, open, mid project, in a large cardboard box for protection for 4 months - work on it a little every week, hasn't hardened, cracked, split or changed consistancies... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Judith Rivero
Love this stuff! I've been using it to sculpt bookends. Minimal mess, doesn't dry out, bakes quickly and becomes really durable. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Bob Goise
I'm sort of shocked at the rave reviews. I have made several items, in various different sizes, with various different depths or thickness. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
This was my first experience with oven baked clay. I have taken pottery classes in the past and love working with clay. This brand is my new favorite. Read morePublished 14 days ago by A.Rahhali