Sculpey III Reviewed - How to Bake It
Pros, Cons, Cost and Experienced User Hints

Sculpey III Baking Directions

Oven Time? For every 1/4 inch (6mm) thickness of uncured Sculpey, bake for 15 minutes. This material can be repeatedly rebaked. Smear a thin layer of liquid clay on the area that you're going to add onto. Remember also that to add more layers with more detail, its better to use thinner layers than one thick one.  

What temp? 275F (130C)

How Many Colors? A rainbow of colors, 44 the last time I counted. And you can mix them for the entire spectrum.  There's even a translucent, but it's more prone to yellowing than either Super Sculpey or the Premo version.

Package Sizes: 2 ounces, 8 oz and one pound packs.

What's the Price? A bit more expensive than the original, but so worth it. Look for sale prices below 60 cents an ounce. Check here for latest deals.

Sculpey III covered bottle with a red cat in a garden with a chirpy bird.

User Hints for Best Results

Pros: Its very easy to condition and mold with uncertain hands. It's great for the very young and the elderly. Beginners to intermediate crafters will like the results.  Elementary school teachers like it for children's modeling clay. The wide color selection makes it entirely possible that you'll never have to mix your own colors. It holds fine detail for molding and sculpting. Many people us it for charms, small figurines and household objects.

Cons: This polymer clay's fairly brittle and not as flexible as Premo. Finished pieces often break when dropped. Because its so soft and sticky before curing its difficult to keep clean of hair and dirt. You might find that your fingerprints remain on your projects after handling the raw pieces. Some artists call them 'maker's marks' and make them part of their aesthetic.

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