Just in time for the holidays, I'm back. Getting caught up in work and not posting is a very bed habit that I get into. Today let me do a quick tip on baking Super Sculpey. Recently I re-sculpted my Big Violent Rabbit character. The original big sculpture from 2001 was sold long ago so I made a new one. The toaster oven I use for baking my sculptures is really nice one cubic foot of interior space, plus a timer. It's a Hamilton Beach it might still be available through Amazon.
Taller sculptures fit nicely, but I have to be aware how close the top of the sculpt is to the heating element. In this case I will create heat shields out of doubled up foil, then alligator clips on armature wire to hold them in place. All the baking with none of the burn. Also I use a separate thermometer for temperature accuracy. There is another piece of wire holding up his arm just so it doesn't sag, then after it's done I filled in the hole with a bit of epoxy putty.