is driving me INSANE! And I thought Super Sculpey was bad lol. I’m so bummed cause I’ve heard such good things about the new clay I just got–Living Doll. But right out of the package it was waaaay too smushy. Like marshmallow soft. Just holding a ball of clay in my hand makes indents all over the place. I tried a test mini and just gently smoothing the clay left me with a misshapen blob instead of a head.
Looks like I’ll be spending the next few days leaching out the clay instead of sculpting like I’d hoped. It’s in the fridge for now but that’s only a temporary fix. Is there a perfect clay out there??
I have bought the Prosculpt…I heard it was great and did not crack as easily. Was recommended by a lady that does OOAK Clay dolls regularly but I have not used it yet myself though I bought 3 pks of it about a year ago…(Just haven’t had time to do anything with it) I had heard that the Living Doll clay was a bit soft but never tried it so can’t comment on that one…
I’m enjoying ProSculpt although it’s a little warm in my house right now for sculpting. I got my tools organized and bought a head form. I have two packages of clay, but now i read that with these head forms you are supposed to either cover them in foil or seal them somehow and that this helps avoid cracking. I don’t understand what I’m supposed to do. Any tips, Izzy? I think you use the foam forms though, don’t you? I am using the hard vinyl ones. You probably don’t have to do that with the foam forms because they shrink away from the sculpt, but I think the hard ones expand a bit? Maybe?
Yeah, I understand. I’ve used clays like that. I’m glad you warned me because I was going to try that one next and I actually prefer a stiffer clay…one you can carve into and it will hold it’s shape. I
like working with the prosculpt but if it cracks easily that won’t work out so well in the long run. Have you tried Cernit, Izzy? I have thought about that too.
@izzy, I just read your blog you have and I really like it. Your pics of the baby you were making are great. You do really nice work with clay~ I think you need to post it and share with the ladies that may not have had the opportunity to see it.