Sculpting and Modelling with Polymer Clay
Author: Art Shed Tom Date Posted:1 April 2016
It is not often that I get to, or decide to do much sculpting or make model objects - I am usually just too obsessed with my oil paints. When we got in the new Mont Marte Polymer Clay last year, I thought I'd try my hand at making some bits and pieces and see how the clay worked. I made a few fridge magnets for the rest of the Art Shed crew as Christmas presents, which I found really relaxing, rolling up clay is a fabulous stress release!
Then I watched a video made by Joe (the Resident Artist at Mont Marte) and I was so inspired by what he was able to create using their clay. I originally thought that polymer clays were only really suitable for making small objects - Joe proved me wrong!
I was mostly amazed by the fact that the Mont Marte Polymer Clay can be baked in the oven more than once, due to the flexible nature of the this particular clay - whereas other varieties of polymer clay crack when heated twice.
The 10 piece pack of clay is great for trial some techniques before you decide what other colours to buy.
And another great aspect of the clay is that the colours mix really easily to create even more colour and tone options.
The 60g blocks of polymer clay go a surprisingly long way too! I was able to make about 10 beads for a necklace from one block.