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From: Charlee (claypal)3/29/08 3:14 PM 
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I know I haven't been here in awhile, but I've been very busy getting things packed for my move to NC in 6 weeks. I just couldn't resist playing with clay during my breaks from packing. I've always wanted to learn how to sculpt faeries and mermaids and the such. So, here's my first attempt. I really need alot of practice with faces (this  merface is not pretty), and I could really use some baking tips on multiple baking (the doll started cracking all over her body after the third bake, and I had to paint the whole body, ugh).

Also, Thanks to everyone that bought items in my clean out my closet sale. I hope everyone received everything in great condition and I hope you are enjoying them. :)

Charlee

 

 
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From: Chris (rutterc) DelphiPlus Member Icon3/29/08 11:29 PM 
To: Charlee (claypal)  (2 of 6) 
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Charlee, if this is your first sculpture, I think you're on your way to becoming a very good sculptor. I also bake my sculpts multiple times, and occasionally have problems with cracking. Just keep at it and you will gain more experience with each piece. Good work! :)
 

 
From: Charlee (claypal)3/29/08 11:38 PM 
To: Chris (rutterc) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (3 of 6) 
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Thanks Chris! :)

It is my first sculpture. I am now working on a fairy, and she is cracking too with multiple bakings. I figure either I am using the wrong kind of clay, or my oven temp. is too high for multiple bakes. What is the best clay for sculpting these small fantasy figures?

Charlee

 

 
From: Jinxii833/30/08 1:12 AM 
To: Charlee (claypal)  (4 of 6) 
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I think she's cute! I really like the tail.

 

 
From: Charlee (claypal)3/30/08 10:55 AM 
To: Jinxii83  (5 of 6) 
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Thanks Jinxii! The tail was actually the easiest part, and the most fun to make.

Charlee

 

 
From: Chris (rutterc) DelphiPlus Member Icon3/30/08 11:46 AM 
To: Charlee (claypal)  (6 of 6) 
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I actually use all the different brands of clay (except Sculpy III... too brittle). My favorite type of clay for sculpts is Prosculpt. I also like the old Fimo classic, but it takes quite a lot of work to condition.

Others here could probably guide you in your clay selection better than I can... I've only been playing with pc for a couple of years.

 

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