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April 14th, 2011, 11:01 AM
Hi all, I have just received my first block of Super Sculpy. I would like to change the color to Grey but am unsure what product and color to use to achieve this.
I have read that I could use Sculpy 3 or primo to change the color but I want to be sure I get the correct color of this clay to do the job.
April 14th, 2011, 11:29 AM
Yep. Either Sculpey III or Primo work fine. About one small block of colored sculpey to the one pound box of Super Sculpey does the trick. If you still don't like the consistency of the Sculpey (too soft), you can try mixing Super Sculpey (original) and Super Sculpey Firm in a 50/50 mix. It works out to a pretty nice consistency in my opinion and the sculey firm is already grey and that's enough to color the regular pink stuff.
April 16th, 2011, 12:26 PM
Many thanks Alfred. I am finding the super sculpty a little soft anyways. I seen to sqash it by accident all the time. As it is my first ever sculpture I lack the technique I guess.
Will try A mix of firm and super as you suggest and see how that works out :)
April 18th, 2011, 09:11 PM
You can also leech some of the softener out of it by wrapping it in paper towels overnight. careful you don't leave it alone for too many days!
April 20th, 2011, 04:29 AM
Fimo works too (alternative Primo, Sculpey) available on UK highstreet at C&H fabrics, £2.50 ish. You only need a pinch to get the colour changing.
But if you can afford it I think the best mix is 50:50 Sculpey regular to firm.
Oh and save yourself a headache and pick up a lil bottle of sculpey dillutent/softner/reactivator (can't remember exact name) all the firm UK stock I've had is crumbly as hell to begin with. :)
April 20th, 2011, 07:24 AM
Waiting for my Firm to arive from ebay (lol that sounds a bit strange hehe). Will try and find that reacivator and get some just in case as well.
Many thanks for the info peeps :)
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