Monday, November 17, 2008

Envy

This past week-end I got some beautiful molds for embellishments to my artwork. I'm either doing something wrong, or I'm going to need a lot of practice. I used Crayola Fusion air dry clay, as I really want to avoid "cooking". I've been told if I'm going to bake clay I need to have a dedicated toaster oven and not use the one I cook in for consumption. I don't know if it's the clay or me -- the clay is too soft to remove from the mold to dry. I've tried removing from the mold immediately. I've tried cooling in the frig. I've tried the freezer. First time I forgot to powder for a release agent, but I have tried several other times using cornstarch for a release. Nothing seems to work. The conundrum -- try a different clay or try a different release agent like water. I think I'll try the water. I did manage to do this sketch of the two girls. That gave me some satisfaction. Okay, back to the kitchen counter for another try. Wish me luck!!

2 comments:

Vicki Holdwick said...

I've never worked with clay myself, so don't have any advice to give, but did want to say your girls sure are cute.

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