I made this flower with the baking soda clay, it was suposed to be a flat piece but when I "fired" it in the oven it puffed up too much. It was "painted" using crayola markers, and sealed with a sparkle nail polish. I was just goofing around with the left overs from someother things I was working on.
Does anyone else work with this type of clay?
I have been wanting to try the polymer stuff, but I have been too chicken to make it.
PS. Is there a MOD that can fix the subject line? Silly computer would not show that until it was posted, now I can't seem to fix it.
I have used it (Real clay) in the past (I won't claim to be any good mind you!) but I don't Fire these days due to having just moved here and not knowing where I can get hold of a kiln, and I don't have the use of my friends yard (CA) where I pit fired previously...
This stuff is ok for little things however. :) Makes cute pinch pots.
I have a kiln. It is small an OLYMPIC TRAVELER. ALot of times you can contact paint pottery places an dthey will fire pieces for you for a fee. I wish you were closer to STafford I'd fire pieces for you.
Try buying some of the oven-bakable polymer clay, Cicca. I don't think it's much more than a dollar a square at Wal-mart. I don't know if you can really make that stuff at home. Where's Azreno? She'd know about that...
He was fun. After the fact, I read about baking in pieces and then gluing the pieces together. Had I known that at the time, his one antler may not have fallen down a bit. Oh well... live & learn.
I like trying to blend colors with the sculpey, you get some interesting results. In fact, it was on Azreno's website that I read about making a clay log, which my (fumbled) first attempt ended up being the antlers.
I shall have to do just that! Right after I finish up the spring sewing projects and get my book to the publisher.
So many things going on not nearly enough hours in a day! Good thing I almost never sleep eh? :P
Does the sculpty dry rock hard? I was thinking about making little tiles to do a table top with but I'm not sure how it would behave under those conditions. Any idea?
Cicca I used to make Halloween ornaments and Snowmen with my students and used a flour with salt 'clay'. I think it works basically the same way as what you made with baking soda. What I found was that it has to be baked at a low temp for a long time, 250 degrees for about 4-6 hours, depending on thickness. If you tried to rush it it would get bubbles, and if you didn't cook it long enough it would not be completely cooked in the center and would mold with time. We painted them with tempera paint because that's what the school had. I'd imagine that markers, acrylic paint, etc. would work, too.