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Texlander
01-19-2011, 10:13
I recently bought some sculpy at the local hobby shop. I have a couple things I need to use it for, but my main question at the moment is about the baking of it. I understand that once you have the sculpy formed to what you want, you need to bake it to harden it.

My first question is, at what temperature and for how long do you bake it for? Specifically if it's just a sculpy piece by itself (like say a mask that will go onto a head later)?

My second question is how do you bake sculpy if you are adding something like hair to an existing head that's made of plastic or resin? I imagine that in baking the sculpy, you'd melt the head, right?

Any help is much appreciated!

Thanks!

88Reaper88
01-19-2011, 10:23
Baking FAQ | Polyform Products Company (http://www.sculpey.com/faq/topics/baking)

Texlander
01-19-2011, 10:54
Thanks, but all that really says there is bake per the instructions on the package, and unfortunately the package I bought was not specific in the instructions.

ali032373
01-19-2011, 17:01
I bake it at a very low temp (like 250). At high temps if you overcook it, it turns black. Also, lower temps are less likely to melt whatever else you have attached to the clay. Just my 2 cents.

Texlander
01-20-2011, 09:37
Thanks, that's very helpful!!

jessica
01-20-2011, 12:48
I bake it at 260 degrees fahrenheit for 20 minutes. Heads come out fine! Some people boil it too, but haven't tried that...boil it to cure like an egg.

http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/9850/dsc05087g.jpg http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/3570/dsc05263t.jpg

Texlander
01-21-2011, 10:10
So even if you add Sculpy to a rubber head like the one in your first picture it will come out fine when you bake it like you said?

jessica
01-21-2011, 12:18
they come out fine for me. It's the hard plastic that you need to be wary of. Those melt...although Spiderrogue says you can bake resin, too if you needed to augment some sculpey on it.