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911 How To Rescue Dry Clay

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A short time ago, i found a box of brand new super sculpey firm in the darkest corner of my storage room. It must have been hiding there about a half year long. Thanks to drastic temperature changes in my storage, the clay was stone hard and dust dry. :skull: I'll be your huckleberry!  But, there‘s no need to throw dead clay like this away! I used an easy way to bring this crumbly clay back to life, and want to share this technique with you! Whisper sweet nothings in my ear! 

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Katinka-Duval's avatar
Katinka-DuvalHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for this useful tutorial!
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LimitlessEndeavoursProfessional General Artist
You're welcome!! :)
threadsie's avatar
And just in time too.  Was about to chuck mine out.  Thanks for saving me a wad of cash!

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LimitlessEndeavoursProfessional General Artist
You're very welcome! :meow:
birdmachine's avatar
Thanks for this tutorial! Do you know if this method will work on older clay? I have some Sculpey that's been sitting there for years rather than just a few months... I always felt bad about throwing it out since I hoped there was a way to revive it.
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LimitlessEndeavoursProfessional General Artist
I should. Just give it a try and let me know if it worked!
ShadowGirl-Rox's avatar
Perfect! I guess have to be little drops of oil, I mean, nothing is going to happen when baking since is oil?.
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LimitlessEndeavoursProfessional General Artist
Nothing happens :)
AmethystForge's avatar
excellent :D :D thank you
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LimitlessEndeavoursProfessional General Artist
Welcome!
LarayaDracomshu's avatar
LarayaDracomshuHobbyist General Artist
A little coconut oil works just as well, but I guess if its super dried then that means cooking oil has a little more kick to it.
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LimitlessEndeavoursProfessional General Artist
You're right ^^
LarayaDracomshu's avatar
LarayaDracomshuHobbyist General Artist
Coconut also gives the clay a smoother texture as well as new life to the clay.
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BoneCrackerQueenHobbyist Digital Artist
Can also be dried clay baked yet?
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LimitlessEndeavoursProfessional General Artist
Yes, it can be baked. You can use a brush or Q-tip to apply a super fine film of cooking oil if you think the surface of your dried ready-to-bake object is too dry. :meow:
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Roozke112Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have a question, I want to use super sculpey to make a model.. but, I am not really familiar with the stuff, wich clay do you recommend?
I want to sculpt something and be able to paint it, and maybe even glue feathers and such to it, or just attach them differently (I work with real animal stuff... and I'm planning on making a bird like creature with real bird wings and stuff) 
Any idea wich clay is handy for me?

Love your work!!!
marleen
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LimitlessEndeavoursProfessional General Artist
The skin colored Super Sculpey should be fine for your purpose. You can mix 50:50 with Super Sculpey Firm (grey one) to support parts of your creature where it need to be stronger. (Things like horns, beaks and such) All Sculpey's can be painted with acrylics, but should be primed properly. If you attend to glue feathers or fur or the sculpture, make sure the area isn't smooth - criss-cross scratch the clay before baking, where you will glue later. This helps the glue to stick onto the clay. You can use super glue or hot glue.

I hope this helps! :meow:
Roozke112's avatar
Roozke112Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How do I bake the stuff? :-) I mean, Can i just put it in my kitchen oven? 
LimitlessEndeavours's avatar
LimitlessEndeavoursProfessional General Artist
Yeah, you can bake it at home. Instructions are on the box.
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Roozke112Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice :)! Thank you very much!
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LimitlessEndeavoursProfessional General Artist
Welcome! :D
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Bluefire-AmaterasuStudent Digital Artist
OMG! Thank you so much for this awesome advice!!! I have a box of old super sculpey at home and was kinda sad that I wouldn't be able to use it anymore. Thank you so much again. Now I can go get some wire and start my first poseable doll with my old clay!!! You're awesome~ :la:
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LimitlessEndeavoursProfessional General Artist
Very welcome :la:
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Bluefire-AmaterasuStudent Digital Artist
:la: Yay~
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