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The rules are all quite simple. If you have any additional questions just ask! =)

:bulletblue: All submissions to this group must be sculpture in media. We do accept other brands of polymer clay besides Sculpey.

:bulletblue: There are a wide variety of folders to make browsing through our vast collection easier. Please read the folder titles carefully and place your work in the correct one.

:bulletblue: WIPs are accepted, and there is a folder for them. Our definition of a WIP is any work that is not complete, we do realize not all sculptures are made with the intent of pigmenting or painting them, but a finished work should be free of loose debris / work space clutter.

:bulletblue: We limit submissions to 4 per day, as we feel this is more than enough. If you are a new member with many submissions, you are welcome to submit 4 a day for as long as you need to.

:bulletblue: Please check your photo quality!!! I understand we are sculptors, not photographers, and not everyone has a professional camera, but overly grainy, lopsided, or otherwise low quality photos may be declined.

:bulletblue: We have no formal quality check system in place. This means we accept all skill levels of sculptures, as we believe we all can learn from one another. However, extremely sloppy work with a "thrown together" feel may be declined based on the admin's discretion.

:bulletblue: We accept fan art, but please place it in the fan art folder. All works outside of the fan art folder should either be copyrighted to you or your commissioner.

:bulletblue: Wire armatures in WIP are okay, however wire sculptures which are void of any comment about future clay build up over the wire will be declined - the heart and soul of this group is clay.
Hi guys, I'm writing up a quick journal to confront an ongoing issue in the group.  If you have created say, a my little pony, Thor, Mario ear rings, a Murclock etc etc PLEASE submit it to the fan art folder.  The copyright on a character over rides other categories it might go in.  It would really save the admins and you some time in having to resubmit your wonderful works.  Thanks so much and happy sculpting!  :hug:
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a0era 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for accepting~ :)
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JoeStafford Mar 10, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hello! I have just joined deviantart and am having trouble finding out how to join groups and submit art. Can I join this group please? I can't find any buttons that request to join so thought I'd just ask! Thanks
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monkeybib Mar 5, 2014  New member
hi,  was just wondering about the bases you guys use for your sculptures, is it ok to bake wooden bases in the oven? up until now i have just been using bases made from wire mesh and sculpey but it isnt very good at holding uneven loads. 
Thanks!
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You can, but it needs to be before you do any staining to it.  Stain like glue and rubber coated wires like gardening wire, will release harmful chemicals into your oven.  
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monkeybib Mar 5, 2014  New member
thanks, gonna give it a try and attempt not to burn down my kitchen! also i have been looking around and was wondering if anyone has any links or info on making hands out of sculpey, i find it hard to get any detail on smaller models and the sculpey doesn't seem to like just sticking to wire.
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You might enjoy trying sculpey firm mixed with super, firm is the strongest and holds details much better.  Have you ever tried building up packed tin foil on the wire?  With a hand that might get tricky if you wanted splayed fingers but not impossible.  You can also baked a sculpture in multiple stages to keep details on certain areas.  I did a pair of wedding topper dragons recently, one of my most detailed sculpts to date, each dragon took about 6 bakes until I was happy with all the details.  =)  

here are a couple tuts I found on da for you:

www.deviantart.com/art/Making-…

www.deviantart.com/art/Making-…

www.deviantart.com/art/Teemo-S…
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THEtrueJOKER Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

hi I was just wondering If anyone can give me any tips for painting sculpey clay, do you need to sand down the surface and use a primer on it first? if so how do people sand down their extremely detailed work and small breakable parts like fingers? and what paints are best to use?


 thanks.  :)

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I don't sand mine, I just use a decent grade of acrylic paint on them and then coat them with rustolium clear coat spray.  As long as you put enough clear coats on everything is fine as far as scrapage, I use it on the bottoms of my art doll paws with no problem!  =)
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THEtrueJOKER Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ok awesome, thanks a lot for the help! would make it a lot easier that way. ill have a look for some acrylic paints at the art store.. thanks  :)
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I used to use apple barrel as a primer, but it would form crevaces when dry, like desert mud... I stick with folkart now, it comes in some really fun metallic and pearl shades, I use it for everything!  =)
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