Glaze or paint on sculpey

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Glaze or paint on sculpey

Postby tshpank@hotmail.com » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:59 pm

I was wondering if applying a gloss glaze or paint to a suclpey clay model would improve the mold at all. So far all my molds come out OK with good detail, but have a very dull finish on the cast worm/wiggley. Does glaze or a high gloss paint make any difference or is dipping in clear plastisol or adding heat the only way to improve the final finish?
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Re: Glaze or paint on sculpey

Postby Mike - Alumilite » Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:05 pm

Both will work however ... glaze will probably take away more of your detail as it is thicker. A high gloss acrylic paint would probably be my suggestion just because it would be easier to apply, faster drying, and should be able to apply it thinner.

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Re: Glaze or paint on sculpey

Postby tshpank@hotmail.com » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:48 am

Thanks Mike, I appreciate the feedback. I'll give it a try as see how it goes.
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Re: Glaze or paint on sculpey

Postby dahlberg » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:56 pm

If a little extra thickness is not an issue, I've been using AlumiUv and/or amazing clear cast over my skulpy masters with good results in terms of slick finish on soft plastic. I use it to fill tiny voids etc, that might occur after first coat or that I missed in the skulpy. I then might add a dab or two here and there as needed, then I finish off the bumps with super fine paper and spit.
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Re: Glaze or paint on sculpey

Postby tshpank@hotmail.com » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:34 am

Thanks Larry,
I don't have the ability to degas Amazing Casting Resin if it's brush applied are the results as good as Alumi-UV?

Again thanks for all the great feedback - you guys are fantastic.
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Re: Glaze or paint on sculpey

Postby tshpank@hotmail.com » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:38 am

Another question - is thinner the best way to clean a brush after using either of them?
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Re: Glaze or paint on sculpey

Postby dahlberg » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:44 pm

I use alcohol on brushed I used with two part, and just squeeze out the uv brush and store it in a folded up piece of aluminum foil.
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Re: Glaze or paint on sculpey

Postby tshpank@hotmail.com » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:44 pm

thanks, ordered the uv and going give it a try.
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