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Post by Esther Olso » Sun, 10 Dec 1995 04:00:00



Hi Everyone,
  Just a note to remind everyone that Friendly Clay is not new.  In fact,
 when I started reading this newsgroup earlier this yea5 I had just started
 working as a polymer-clay distributor for Amaco and Polyform.  Amaco is also
 an importer of Fimo so I also stock that brand.  I just received a shipment
 of the new FIMO stone colors.  I know that some of the clay artists do not
 like Amaco's pre-designed canes.  But I think there is a market for them.
  Not for those who want to buy various colors of clay and design their own
 canes.  But we all know that there is no way that you can make a tiny cane or
 a couple of tiny canes with different designs.  So use a couple of the
 pre-made canes then decide if you want to learn to do your own.  But Amaco
 also imports the Friendly Clay.  It is available in 24 colors and I think the
 flesh is a lot better than the FIMO flesh.  I'm offering wholesale prices
 to anyone on the internet so if you want prices and ordering information on
 this 'New Clay' just e-mail your address.  I also stock the Amaco molds
 for faces, hands and feet along with their Friendly cutters (six different

 
 
 

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Post by David Edward » Tue, 12 Dec 1995 04:00:00


Whose "flesh" are we talking about here?

 
 
 

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Post by Judy Anders » Wed, 13 Dec 1995 04:00:00



: : Whose "flesh" are we talking about here?

: Good point, Dave.

: I hope nobody uses ANY "flesh" tone straight from the package! It's one thing
: to consider it a base for mixing (and maybe ok to use for non-realistic
<snip>

Sigh....that anemic "new" flesh tone Fimo makes (#43) is pretty close to
my natural skin tone--but then I'm a dark-haired, pale-skinned,
Scandinavian who  lives in Minnesota.  On my figurines, I've used Super
Sculpey (same stuff lots of doll makers use) with a little earth-toned
blush to get fairly natural caucasion tones.

Judy Anderson
Swedish/Bohemian and living near Lake Woebegon

 
 
 

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Post by Sherry Bail » Wed, 13 Dec 1995 04:00:00


: Whose "flesh" are we talking about here?

Good point, Dave.

I hope nobody uses ANY "flesh" tone straight from the package! It's one thing
to consider it a base for mixing (and maybe ok to use for non-realistic
cartoonish caricatures) but for "real" people, no store-bought mix is
accurate. You nearly always need to blend in some warm browns or for people
like me, white and golden yellow, or something. (Not to mention that different
parts of a person are different shades, too -- Jack Johnston's technique of
using real face makeup to brush on a blush or to darken the tops of hands with
a light brown is a great way to achieve more realism.)  It's hard to come up
with another name for that pinkish-tannish-beigeish whatever tint than "flesh"
but it DOESN'T really say anything, and it sure as heck doesn't match up very
well to the vast majority of people on the planet (such as African-Americans,
Africans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asians, to name a few, and all of whom
have flesh as well!)

Sherry

 
 
 

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Post by Mizros » Wed, 13 Dec 1995 04:00:00


Thank you for that distinction about flesh colored clay.  My comment was
that it certainly is not my flesh since I am a nice shade of  brown
chocolate.  I use makeup or pastels on all of my dolls no matter what
color clay I use.
Rosie
 
 
 

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Post by Chuck Holco » Thu, 14 Dec 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

>Thank you for that distinction about flesh colored clay.  My comment was
>that it certainly is not my flesh since I am a nice shade of  brown
>chocolate.  I use makeup or pastels on all of my dolls no matter what
>color clay I use.

Heheh...I like your description of yourself.  It reminds me of the
girl from NYC who used to stay with my family in the summers (Fresh
Air Fund) who, when people would ask her what "color" she was, would
say, "chocolate."  Me, I tend to be more of a reddish brown, to pale
reddish brown (Indian, on my father's side).  Quite a mix, when you
throw in my RED beard!  `|:^)>

-

"And all the time--such is the tragic comedy of our situation--
we continue to clamor for those very qualities we are rendering
impossible.  We make men without chests and expect of them virtue
and enterprise.  We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors
in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings to be fruitful." C.S. Lewis  

 
 
 

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Post by Mollie O'Del » Mon, 18 Dec 1995 04:00:00



Quote:

> : Whose "flesh" are we talking about here?

> I hope nobody uses ANY "flesh" tone straight from the package! It's one thing
> to consider it a base for mixing (and maybe ok to use for non-realistic
> cartoonish caricatures) but for "real" people, no store-bought mix is
> accurate. You nearly always need to blend in some warm browns or for people
> like me, white and golden yellow, or something. (Not to mention that different
> parts of a person are different shades, too -- Jack Johnston's technique of
> using real face makeup to brush on a blush or to darken the tops of hands with
> a light brown is a great way to achieve more realism.)  It's hard to come up
> with another name for that pinkish-tannish-beigeish whatever tint than "flesh"
> but it DOESN'T really say anything, and it sure as heck doesn't match up very
> well to the vast majority of people on the planet (such as African-Americans,
> Africans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asians, to name a few, and all of whom
> have flesh as well!)
> Sherry

I just found some translucently Caucasian flesh-toned Super Sculpey in
the craft store.  It's WONDERFUL for making angel heads and arms! much
better than the opaque flesh tone in the little block form.  And to make
the figure more ethnic, I just mix yellow brilliant or a pinch of copper
in.  Great stuff!!

                By the time you read this, I shall have written it.

                                   durham, nc

 
 
 

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Post by Dorothy Mcmill » Wed, 20 Dec 1995 04:00:00


     Brown chocolate is a lovely shade.  Unfortunately, I'm a mix of
cream white and brown chocolate.   Thanks to FRECKLES!   The good Lord
couldn't decide what color to make me, so he made me both!

Dotty in CA

 
 
 

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Post by Sherry Bail » Wed, 20 Dec 1995 04:00:00


Well aren't WE a tasty bunch -- chocolate, cream, vanilla, strawberry (in the
sun!) -- I'm getting HUNGRY! ;^)

It's pretty funny reading this thread, though, that anything in a package can
have the temerity to call itself "Flesh tone" don't you think!? (And kind of
weird that regardless of what we think about the accuracy or political
correctness, we all have a pretty good idea of what it will look like!!!)

Oh, I'm so philosophical today!!! ;^) ;^)

Sherry

 
 
 

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Post by Judy Anders » Wed, 20 Dec 1995 04:00:00


:      Brown chocolate is a lovely shade.  Unfortunately, I'm a mix of
: cream white and brown chocolate.   Thanks to FRECKLES!   The good Lord
: couldn't decide what color to make me, so he made me both!

Argh...I'm Scandinavian and live in Minnesota.  Fimo #43 (the new
formulation, which is lighter than the old) is DARKER than me! :(  When
the sun comes out (if I get a chance to get in it) I'm more like Carmine
for a day or two, then flaky.  Sigh....

Judy

 
 
 

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Post by kyle » Thu, 21 Dec 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

> Well aren't WE a tasty bunch -- chocolate, cream, vanilla, strawberry (in the
> sun!) -- I'm getting HUNGRY! ;^)

How 'bout peach margarita? I had to really think hard to come up with a
flavor, but that's the closest I can come up with :)

Kylee

 
 
 

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Post by Pixelate » Thu, 21 Dec 1995 04:00:00



Quote:

>     Brown chocolate is a lovely shade.  Unfortunately, I'm a mix of
>cream white and brown chocolate.   Thanks to FRECKLES!   The good Lord
>couldn't decide what color to make me, so he made me both!

Hee hee hehe.  But i'll bet it'd be tough to make a doll that looked like
you.  Me, I shade from almost Irish white in places to a fairly Mediterranean
kinda color on my arms.  I have a permanent partial tan.  Drives my wife
up the wall with jealousy. :)

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Post by SHANEANG » Sat, 23 Dec 1995 04:00:00


All my angels are made of the flesh tone super sculpey right out of the
box. I'll try the copper though for ethnic. What copper do you specificaly
use?