Tuesday, October 2, 2007
FIRMING UP SUPER SCULPEY!
Even while I’m sculpting the Angry Cobber Monkey I’m preparing some Super Sculpey for my next project. I love working with SS although I find it isn’t always ready right out of the box. A little too mushy for my taste. Even SS Extra Firm can use some help, it varies from box to box. I take the new SS and roll it into several thin strips with a pasta maker. (A Pasta maker is a fantastic tool for the sculptor) Roll it out on sheets of paper towel, and roll it up. The paper towel will soak up the extra Plasticizer and give it a more leathery consistency. Usually I leave it rolled up for 2 weeks to a month. I always mix a little black Super Sculpey Three in so it has a gray tone.