>large number of low dome round cachabons. I have been using
>Sculpey III and I find it is very difficult to use - it is very
>soft and sticky and I lose the shape before I get it placed on my work
>surface when I remove it from my mold.
>Is Fimo a better choice? I see that the FIMO brand also makes a lot of
>molds and Sculpey does not....perhaps because Sculpey is not suited for
>that? it sticks to my little mold, it sticks to my fingers, what a mess!
also try chilling the Sculpey before you unmold it - particularly if you
have very warm hands. Sculpey keeps getting softer the longer you work it,
and sometimes you need to chill it for a few minutes or let it rest at room
temperature for a few hours to get it back to a good consistency.)
However, if the problem is that the clay is sticking to your mold, you're
probably going to get that regardless of the brand you use - you need to
use a release agent to prevent the clay from sticking to the mold. Common
release agents include metallic powders (if you like the metallic effect on
the finished piece) and cornstarch. I've also heard of people using mineral
oil, and I think someone posted a few months ago about using saliva! Sounds
strange, but if it works... ;-)
clay, although see above about release agents. You may want to be sure to
clean such molds thoroughly after you use them, to prevent the plastic from
breaking down from exposure to the plasticizer in the clay.
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