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A few days ago I posted a video and recipe with my new air-dry clay recipe. This video shows you how the new clay looks on an actual sculpture. It was made in my normal way, using a cardboard pattern inside and crumpled paper and masking tape to fill out the form. However, I used plaster cloth for my first hard layer, just so I could get to the details faster. That means, of course, that there isn’t really any paper mache involved in this sculpture, but hey – we don’t need to be purists, do we?
Thanks to John Taylor for recommending the “silky smooth” part of the new name for the recipe, and to everyone else who chimed in with their ideas. It will probably just be called “air dry clay” in normal conversation, but “Jonni’s Silky-Smooth Air Dry Clay” is fun to say.
In case you missed it, the recipe is here, and the patten I used for this raven is below the video. Enjoy!
To see the full-sized image, right-click and chose “view image.”