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Here we go again...

Post by T.J. Howe » Mon, 09 Mar 1998 04:00:00



Well what a lot of stuff I have been finding out about lately! Just
thought I would share a couple of things.

I FINALLY got my hands on some Premo. The store from which I purchased
it seems to be enjoying it's seeming Kansas City Area monopoly by
charging an arm and a leg for it. But I did pick up two blocks and I
found it to be just dandy! Right out of the pack it feels like it's
going to be far too soft to really sculpt with. But then once I
actually started using it, it seems to combine the best of sculpey III
and Fimo. It's soft like sculpey III but seems to respond to my tools
much like Fimo. If I can get it cheap enough in bulk, I might switch
from Super Sculpey.

Also some side notes, I finally got that artists maniken I have been
wanting. It's the perfect size and has already helped me in getting my
proportions down better. In Battle Clad Barbie news, I found something
called Crayola Wet Set Clay. Allegedly one sculpts what they want and
the clay will harden if submerged in cool water for a period of 4 to
10 hours. I built up a simple bit of armor on a knock off barbie and
she is in her own little isolation tank even as I type. I'll come
clean tomorrow about how the experiment went.

Oh and it's snowing like crazy here in Northeastern Kansas. Weather
folks say the biggest snow in 10 years!

Thanks for taking time out to read my little missives.
Happy Claying and God Bless!
Tommie

Everyone runs for hokey pokey
It's the natural thing to do! --Richard Thompson
http://www.cjnetworks.com/~tjturner

 
 
 

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Post by Stephanie Michlin » Mon, 09 Mar 1998 04:00:00


Tommie,

What do you think will happen if this Crayola Wet Set stuff gets baked
afterwards?  Say it is used as an armature or a mold?

Let us know how you like it.

Stephanie Michlink

Quote:

> Well what a lot of stuff I have been finding out about lately! Just
> thought I would share a couple of things.

> I FINALLY got my hands on some Premo. The store from which I purchased
> it seems to be enjoying it's seeming Kansas City Area monopoly by
> charging an arm and a leg for it. But I did pick up two blocks and I
> found it to be just dandy! Right out of the pack it feels like it's
> going to be far too soft to really sculpt with. But then once I
> actually started using it, it seems to combine the best of sculpey III
> and Fimo. It's soft like sculpey III but seems to respond to my tools
> much like Fimo. If I can get it cheap enough in bulk, I might switch
> from Super Sculpey.

> Also some side notes, I finally got that artists maniken I have been
> wanting. It's the perfect size and has already helped me in getting my
> proportions down better. In Battle Clad Barbie news, I found something
> called Crayola Wet Set Clay. Allegedly one sculpts what they want and
> the clay will harden if submerged in cool water for a period of 4 to
> 10 hours. I built up a simple bit of armor on a knock off barbie and
> she is in her own little isolation tank even as I type. I'll come
> clean tomorrow about how the experiment went.

> Oh and it's snowing like crazy here in Northeastern Kansas. Weather
> folks say the biggest snow in 10 years!

> Thanks for taking time out to read my little missives.
> Happy Claying and God Bless!
> Tommie

> Everyone runs for hokey pokey
> It's the natural thing to do! --Richard Thompson
> http://www.cjnetworks.com/~tjturner


 
 
 

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Post by T.J. Howe » Mon, 09 Mar 1998 04:00:00


On Sun, 08 Mar 1998 08:38:04 -0800, Stephanie Michlink

Quote:

>Tommie,

>What do you think will happen if this Crayola Wet Set stuff gets baked
>afterwards?  Say it is used as an armature or a mold?

>Let us know how you like it.

>Stephanie Michlink

Hi Stephanie!

Well my search for the perfect material to make the Battle Clad Barbie
is still on. This Crayola Wet-Set Clay is about 10 times as brittle as
original Sculpey. I broke off several details just by drying the thing
off. So it seems to be a no go with this stuff.

As for using it for armatures and the like for polymer clay. The
instructions that came with the clay make a big point about keeping
the finished pieces away from high temps and flame.  So I think it
must either melt or become combustible fairly easily.

In short.. the report on Crayola Wet Set Clay is ppppbbbbbbttttttt!

Tommie

Everyone runs for hokey pokey
It's the natural thing to do! --Richard Thompson
http://www.cjnetworks.com/~tjturner

 
 
 

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Post by Stephanie Michlin » Mon, 09 Mar 1998 04:00:00


Oh well, we'll keep searching.  I think Matel should help you out on this
one!!!
There is a product out there I have used called DAS pronto, an
air-hardening modelling clay.  I have made some beads with it before.  I
paid about $4 fpr 485G.  I bought it at a Ben Franklin.  I think it is made
in Italy.  It could be more of what you are looking for.
I have an unopened package that is about 4 years old and it is still soft.

Stephanie Michlink

Quote:

> On Sun, 08 Mar 1998 08:38:04 -0800, Stephanie Michlink

> >Tommie,

> >What do you think will happen if this Crayola Wet Set stuff gets baked
> >afterwards?  Say it is used as an armature or a mold?

> >Let us know how you like it.

> >Stephanie Michlink

> Hi Stephanie!

> Well my search for the perfect material to make the Battle Clad Barbie
> is still on. This Crayola Wet-Set Clay is about 10 times as brittle as
> original Sculpey. I broke off several details just by drying the thing
> off. So it seems to be a no go with this stuff.

> As for using it for armatures and the like for polymer clay. The
> instructions that came with the clay make a big point about keeping
> the finished pieces away from high temps and flame.  So I think it
> must either melt or become combustible fairly easily.

> In short.. the report on Crayola Wet Set Clay is ppppbbbbbbttttttt!

> Tommie

> Everyone runs for hokey pokey
> It's the natural thing to do! --Richard Thompson
> http://www.cjnetworks.com/~tjturner

 
 
 

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Post by Mfhre » Tue, 10 Mar 1998 04:00:00


This may sound a bit far-fetched, but in the March issue of Threads magazine,
there is an article about making your own dress form.  The article briefly
details four cheap and relatively simple ways to make a dress form using *you*
as the mold (obviously you'd need a friend to help!!).  So I was thinking,
could something like this be scaled down to make a bakeable Barbie dress form?

BTW, Threads has a website at www.taunton.com if you can't find it locally.
Just a satisfied customer.

Margaret
in Wales

 
 
 

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Post by TLC_CREATION » Tue, 10 Mar 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> In short.. the report on Crayola Wet Set Clay is ppppbbbbbbttttttt!

> Tommie

Tommie,  Thanks for such a clear, brief, review of this product. ;-) I
have some on the shelf myself, just haven't gotten to it.  Guess it will
go to my daughter to play with.  love your vocabulary,  tlc