chickadee Posted September 10, 2008 Share Posted September 10, 2008 I don't work with Sculpey myself, but I do know of stampers who use it to make their own unique embellishments for their cards and other stamped art. They get the shape of the piece they want, then press a stamp into it to get the impression they want (bold line stamps work best). I don't know whether they colour the pieces before or after they bake them, but I know some of them rub metallic rub-on (which is like the texture of cream rouge) onto the pieces to highlight the image and then mount them onto their card. I don't know whether or not you have to seal the piece before you mount it, and I also don't know if you have to do anything like smear a little vaseline on the Sculpey to help the stamp release after you've pressed it in. It's a whole branch of stamping on it's own! Yep! 15-20 min, with temperature 150ºC and it's done! There are some concerns, though. Once the clay is being "baked", it releases some vapors that are toxic. Of course it doesn't kill you, but still, it's better to let the oven open for 1-2 hours after baking the objects, before using it to cook. And some tips, for example, I always cover the pieces with that aluminum foil paper, so that the beads or whatever I'm making don't get literally "toasted". First time I made beads with clay, they got black on one side...LOL I know that some people use a separate little toaster oven that they keep just for their Sculpey. They don't cost very much. I also remember some of them talking about how they coloured their Sculpey with powdered metallic pigments like Pearl-Ex. I'm presuming you just manipulate it through the Sculpey like you work powdered food colouring through royal icing. But this conversation was about five years ago, so I'm really not sure. Does this sound right? I suppose the other way you could do it would be to paint it after it was baked? Using gum arabic with the pearl-ex. Hmmmm. You've got me thinking now. I might have to go do a little searching... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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