Thank you so much. She isn't my first... I haven't made many due to my limited time to sculpt... she may be my 20 something..... My absolute favorite clay is Prosculpt Polymer clay. I buy it directly from Jack Johnston instead of ebay. I've been told that ebay sellers "sometimes" sell older bars that are not so easily handled.
Thanks a lot for the tip, unfortunately, I can't find Prosculpt where I live ! We have Fimo, Cernit, and sometimes Premo Sculpey.... Do you use a totally opaque clay or mix your clay with a translucent clay ? Good luck for your future projects ! Cheers !
oh that is too bad.... could you possibly have it shipped there?? No I do not mix anything with it. I love their colors and their transparency... I know a lot of other artists' out there do mix something with Prosculpt but I haven't found a reason to do so. I have used their Caucasian flesh, Light, and Baby....yet to try their Ethnic Brown (have some on hand - can't wait to try out).
Three of the greatest things about this clay is that it is stronger then the ones of mentioned (except for Cernit - never tried that), it is ready to be used pretty much out of the package (you don't need to condition it almost at all - love that) and I find it much easier to sculpt with (especially for details - hard enough for details but soft enough not to kill your hands).
Please don't hesitate to ask away.... I am also still learning.... but I can certainly try to help you as best as I can.
Hi ! It's me again. Thanks for all your informations. It won't be easy to get the prosculpt. They can ship to France (where I live) but it is expensive and sometimes you have some taxes added. In fact, I would love to try a little sample and then if I like it I would order the 1 lb bar (unfortunately, it doesn't seem to exist in smaller packaging). I've heard that the Prosculpt is really good to reproduce the skin but it is very fragile for delicate parts like the fingers. I have fimo classic and premo sculpey skin tone. Maybe I will begin with these clays and try the cernit. Until now, I have sculpted 3 miniatures in "green stuff" (a green air dry epoxy putty used to create master of small scale figures)they are 30-35 mm tall and very detailed. I love this putty. Being able to sculpt some bigger figures would be great. So I have Mrs Katherine Dewey book and I will begin very soon ! Thanks a lot for all of your help. And you can be proud of your steampunk fairy ! Cheers !