OK, so I ran out to michaels today on a mission. Now that I have a better idea of what clays are what from reading on the forum, I was able to snoop around better. Here's what I found:
So the Gray Firm sculpey clay seemed like a really great candidate however, It was
the most expensive. (I did have a 40% coupon off one item and I brought my husband along so I'd get 2 items ;)) So the gray firm was 15.99 for 1 pound and the regular white sculpey was 12.99 for 1.5 lbs...so there was some decision to be made there since 1lb looked like so little. I was leaning towards the gray anyway since it's really hard to see what you're sculpting in white.
But then I wanted to see if they had what I needed for creating a mold to cast a resin figure instead of the poly bake clay. I've always wanted to make a mold to cast a figurine...so...after about an hour of me and my husband figuring out how to do it, and what we would need, here was the final decision:
I purchased 3 lbs of gray modeling clay...I'm going to sculpt something...not sure yet as to what....and if It goes well and I really like it and think it's worth while, I will do some research and figure out howt to make the mold and cast a resin figure out of it.
I figure this was the best solution to my problem. It gets me clay to play with and if I mess up and feel it's not worth it, it was only $10 for 3 pounds and I can always use the clay for one of my animations since it never dries out, it's perfect ;)
When I get the time to start sculpting, I'll let you guys know how it goes. In the meantime, has anyone ever made a 2-part silicone mold with a plaster support casing to cast a resin figure and live to tell about it?
Thanks! You guys are all great! I love this forum!!!! =D