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From: mst013/2/16 4:34 PM 
To: All  (1 of 7) 

I am making a large item that has an open mouth.  I would like it to remain open but the weight of the clay in the upper jaw is keeping it almost closed.  What can I use to keep it open without sticking to the clay or ruining the teeth and tongue while baking?

Thank you

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From: aramina5 DelphiPlus Member Icon3/3/16 1:46 AM 
To: mst01  (2 of 7) 
 71266.2 in reply to 71266.1 
I looked at glass attic under beads to see what was used...thinking something you could dissolve out after baking. They mentioned packing peanuts and ice cubes. You might look there to see if you could use any of their ideas.

From: mst013/3/16 8:46 AM 
To: aramina5 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (3 of 7) 
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Thank you!


From: 7Jackie DelphiPlus Member Icon3/4/16 1:12 AM 
To: mst01  (4 of 7) 
 71266.4 in reply to 71266.3 

You can use cotton batting! Keep an eye on it but I bake things on it (inside of a pan) all the time, and it's always just fine. If you don't have that, I think maybe cotton balls would survive, or even wadded up fabric. Since not even paper will burn if it's in a pan or dish at 275 degrees, I'm sure cotton fabric won't, either.




From: mst013/5/16 7:15 PM 
To: 7Jackie DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 7) 
 71266.5 in reply to 71266.4 

Thank you!  Hopefully the stuff will not burn as the area needed to be separated is higher up on the sculpture.


From: 7Jackie DelphiPlus Member Icon3/5/16 9:27 PM 
To: mst01  (6 of 7) 
 71266.6 in reply to 71266.5 

No, it won't burn. It needs a much higher temperature or direct flame, even then it would just melt. :) Good luck!



From: mst013/6/16 6:45 PM 
To: 7Jackie DelphiPlus Member Icon  (7 of 7) 
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