Re: it's so Cracked
It sucks when clay does this! I'm currently in the middle of repairing one of my own sculptures (I'm using polymer clay for that one and the armature wasn't stable enough to prevent cracking in the oven.
If you're using paper clay (like LaDoll, Premier or Das), cracking can happen when you try to dry layers that are too thick. Paper clay shrinks when drying and so if the outer layer is cured, but inside it's still wet, there's no way for the clay to go. To prevent this, when I still used to work with this stuff, I would work with small layers, letting them dry completely in between.
The good news is that paper clay cracks are very easy to fix. Just let your sculpture dry completely and then fill up the cracks with new clay. For the legs that have fallen off, gluing them and then 'hiding' the fracture line with new clay is the best way to go.
This stuff is very soft when cured, so sanding is going to be easy. And you can always add more clay later.
Last edited by freakstyle : 07-14-2017 at 09:29 AM.