View Full Version : Question about Prima Plastilina clay!
April 5th, 2011, 11:46 PM
I'm a noob at sculpting and I got some Prima Plastilina clay to mess around with. Now I hear alot about using an oven to bake your sculpt. Do you only do that to certain types of clay or is it all clays including my Prima Plastilina? Also if there are any tips for this type of clay. As I said, i'm a total noob and know virtually nothing about it. Any help about sculpting would be MUCH appreciated. ^.^
April 6th, 2011, 01:45 AM
I used roma plastelina which is basically the same thing i believe with the only difference roma has sulfur, prima has not.
About the clay you have. Your clay never gets hard. If you bake it you will melt your sculpture to a liquid state. It will get hard again when cools down.
Actually it gets easier to work with it if you start "working" it in your hands. The heat from your hands will make it softer and more workable. If it is too hard for you, you can use a head gun or an old microwave (for couple of seconds).
Prima plastleina, roma plastelina and Chavant clays are the best among lots of sculptors. Used from sculptors to special effects artist. It is very easy to work with it, hold great detail. You can smooth it out with rubbing alcohol to get rid of finger prints and great smooth looking wrinkles.
When you finished with your sculpture you can either make molds or destroy it and make another one. These kind of clays are reusable if you take a good care of them.
If you want to bake your sculpture you should try polymer clays such as super sculpey, primo, etc. there are few brands out there but the most used it is Super sculpey.
Im sure more people are going to give also their advices if i missed something. Here also a link with some info on clays:
April 6th, 2011, 02:09 AM
wow thanks alot dude! ya i noticed quite a few things you mentioned when i was messing with it. i really like it so far. but thanks again! ^.^
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