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Sculpt Update # 13 by VIIStar Sculpt Update # 13 by VIIStar
Lazy update is Lazy~
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this week's been miserable - with the construction noise in the morning and shutting on and off the water without notice since last thursday i think i've lost at least a day and a half worth of work! >_<

ANYWAY - from left to right - Batpony Starstruck, Humanized Meteo (aka, little grumpy pants) gettin his paint on, and twilight sparkle locking horns with Queen Chrysalis (working with epoxy is tough when you can't wash your hands! >_< )

I also need more epoxy but don't want to go into town or pay for shipping. :iconrazycryplz:

OH and i'm getting to messages! kiss kiss everyone ;u;
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BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
What kind of epoxy are you using?
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VIIStar Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
i use magic sculpt ^^
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BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh. I always thought you used a Sculpey Firm mix like I do, the raw sculptures look almost exactly alike.
But it make sense that it's epoxy because you recommended using polyurethane to coat and seal finished sculptures. I've tried using not-acrylic based sealers on polymer clay sculptures and BAD THINGS HAPPENED.
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VIIStar Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
hm, actually i use epoxy on the inside and sculpey mix on the outside.  

the poly goes on over layers of acrylic paint and primer, so it doesn't come into contact with the clay :3

paint is finicky!  it can craze and chip and peel if you don't layer it properly!  trial and error man....
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BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well, what I did was use some sort of spray enamel over a rather thick layer of acrylic paint. It didn't chip or peel off, it melted!

I had to scrape and peel off the paint and everything to save the sculpture, it was a mess!
So I learned that any and all enamel based stuff does not play well with polymer clays.

I might have to try out the floor sealer stuff.
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VIIStar Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
O_O;;;
i've never had that happen before, but i'll keep it in mind...

lacquers and enamels have really strong chemicals in them and it's possible that they'd take acrylic paint off.
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BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well, I'm pretty sure that it wasn't the acrylic - enamel combo that did it. After reading books and forums on the topic I've come to find out that enamels and such usually react with the clay itself. Something to do with the plasticizers within it. If anything, I think the acrylic paint layer was what saved the sculpture. (:pointl:This is after the peeling and repainting) I once tried using Krylon spray paint on a sculpture and it completely destroyed it! It practically melted the the baked clay!

Polymer clay just doesn't play well with certain types of plastic. I've had raw clays eat through foam picnic plates, wreck the plastic handles of tools and eat chunks out of plastic containers. Just recently I had some Liquid Sculpey get on a plastic tube and the plastic turned into goo where the Liquid stuck.
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VIIStar Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
wow... O_O i've never had a problem with krylon unless I didn't shake the can enough and then it crazes, but it's never hurt the sculpey.  

I have no idea why you have the issues you have, but i've never had that much trouble... O_O;;;;
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BritishMindslave Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
DAT HUMANIZED METEO. I want to PINCH. HIS. CHEEKS. It's so cute oh my god.
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VIIStar Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
he's darling!  i tickled his belly  >B}c

so cute.  so grumpy....
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