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Old 01-26-2020, 07:55 AM
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Non-water based clay soft enough to press objects into and use as mould

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I've done a few experiments in the past where I pressed objects into clay and then poured alpha plaster into the impression to get a casting. The main problem is the mess. I live in a shared house and there isn't much room. Also having to go through the process of making clay workable again when it dries out is a pain.

I'm wondering if anybody knows an oil based clay that you could use this process with. Would Monster Clay Soft do it? I can't really find any videos of anybody demonstrating the soft version of Monster Clay to come to a conclusion on it but I don't really want to spend £35 on something I probably wont use if it doesn't solve this problem.
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Old 01-27-2020, 09:47 AM
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Re: Non-water based clay soft enough to press objects into and use as mould

Sculpey (the white kind) is very soft once you condition it by running it through a pasta machine (without the cutters) or work it with your hands. It's a polymer clay and will harden eventually, but if you get a fresh batch, it should work. It's made to be used by children, so it's pretty soft. I think an oil-based clay (plastilene) might stick to your model more than Sculpey would. Hope this helps!
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