Joining unbaked clay to baked clay

Joining unbaked clay to baked clay

Post by LynnD » Tue, 06 Apr 1999 04:00:00

On Mon, 05 Apr 1999 15:49:05 GMT, Annette Hay


>Hello group,
> Is there a way to join and unbaked piece, such as an arm, to a baked piece,
>such as a shoulder, in a smooth fashion so that there is no demarcation where
>the unbaked clay is layered over the baked clay?
>With appreciation, Annette Hay

If the clays are the same color, it works to smooth some of the raw
clayfrom the new body part over onto the baked clay.  Of course, you
have to plan for the extra clay when you are designing your project.
When I do this the join is invisible.  A little "petting" with a
diluent-coated finger helps smooth out any rough edges.

Transparent Liquid Sculpey can be used instead of the Sculpey Diluent,
using the same finger method.  

The line you see before baking because of pre-baking color differences
disappears during baking.

I'm sure there are other ways, but these are the only ways I've tried
so far, and they work well for me.

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