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Old 29th January 2011, 11:21 AM
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Thanks for all those pictures Andrew, they are fantastic! They will really help me.
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Your talent is amazing, truly superb!
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Can you use water with Super Sculpey clay, to smooth areas down and soften the clay?
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Can you use water with Super Sculpey clay, to smooth areas down and soften the clay?
Water will not work to smooth out the clay effectively. Use regular rubbing alcohol (99% isopropyl alcohol), the same type you use as a disinfectant for cuts found in the drugstore.
I dip a stiffer haired paint brush in a little alcohol and paint it on the model, you will find the sculpey will start to smooth out. The alcohol will evaporate quickly and you can continue sculpting immediately afterward.
Also, when you hatch in some rough wrinkles you can paint over the area and it will give a nice smooth, more realistic blended look to the details.
Alcohol will also soften the clay which makes it blend nicer, plus its a lot cheaper than the small bottle of sculpey clay softener you can purchase.
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Water will not work to smooth out the clay effectively. Use regular rubbing alcohol (99% isopropyl alcohol), the same type you use as a disinfectant for cuts found in the drugstore.
I dip a stiffer haired paint brush in a little alcohol and paint it on the model, you will find the sculpey will start to smooth out. The alcohol will evaporate quickly and you can continue sculpting immediately afterward.
Also, when you hatch in some rough wrinkles you can paint over the area and it will give a nice smooth, more realistic blended look to the details.
Alcohol will also soften the clay which makes it blend nicer, plus its a lot cheaper than the small bottle of sculpey clay softener you can purchase.
Thanks Andrew, I appreciate your help!
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