I'm not sure if I am normal or not ?
But, I create and sell my art for food and art supplies!!! And yes, sometimes i get the two mixed up as far as PRIORITY goes..
Mr.Mac knows all to well, that if we are eating Top Ramen noodles for a week it can only be one of two things.. I either didn't sell any art for the week, or I couldn't resist temptation and bought MORE art supplies. I admit, I am an ART ADDICT and LOVE to try new things.
When it comes to clay, I think an Artist has their favorite. It is a wonderful feeling every time you sink your fingers into the clay.. at least for me it is... My favorite clay to work with is Creative Paper clay followed closely by Apoxie Sculpt.
I was watching a local TV art show a few weeks back, and a gal was creating a little sculpture. She was using this clay called Sculpt-it. She said it was really nice to work with.
Well gee whiz..... what if..... just if, this was the best clay ever? I just had to try it!!!!! It would only cost us on day of Top ramen, lol... So I took the plunge and bought it..lol.....
I absolutely loved the way it felt in my hands.. It sculpted so nicely.. oh, I was in heaven..... to work with this clay was a cross between a polymer clay and paper clay..YEP, the songbirds sang LOUDLY in my head :) !
Until this...... Hmmmmm.... just a small crack, no biggy!
Hmmmmm... now this is one humdinger of a crack !
The package says "will not shrink once COMPLETELY DRY"
well, lol good gads I hope not! I would be embarrassed if one of my customers called me a year later and said the ornament shrunk??? lol... does that even make sense.. will not shrink once completely dry???
Okay... I don't mean to be knocking the product.. they were creatively saying there will be some shrinkage...and even though I have to sand my piece and fill in the cracks and so forth, it just might be a clay I will use as i loved the texture and how pleasant it was to work with.. it dries very strong.. I will say it does not sand as easy as paper clay, but your dried surface from this clay is smoother.
So, I would recommend this clay.. but remember that it does shrink a bit while drying... thin layers will result in LESS shrinkage.
That was my tidbit for the day ;)
I'm off to pack for camping!!!!
have a great weekend to all of you!