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[Tutorial] My Daily Sculpting Kit  *redux* by dustysculptures [Tutorial] My Daily Sculpting Kit  *redux* by dustysculptures
Edit: After further review, I've revised the context of the whole tutorial. Going forward this is now My Sculpting Kit as opposed to a Starters Kit. It made sense given that's essentially how I'd written it to begin with. In essence, I wrote from the perspective of my own sculpting rather than that of Joe somebody's causing the insurmountable feeling of hopelessness I had hoped to avoid in making this. A rather critical error for any tutorial.

While the question has been redacted and the intro reworded to fit the new context, everything else remains the same. Part 2 will still continue as I've written it, each item listed will have a short but detailed description as to the potential uses of the instrument. I emphasize 'potential' because there are a vast number of uses for each one. (And as a way of covering my tokus should someone better should find an even more amazing use out of them) There will still be a 'Starter's Kit' proper in the future. What that will contain I'm not so sure, but for now all I can say is 'hold on'.

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This is the first of what I hope to be many more guides I'll be putting up through my course here as a sculptor. As those who've followed me long enough, I've been middling with the idea, writing bits and pieces willy-nilly, handing them off to those whom have the courage to ask. Well enough of those brave souls have heeded the call long enough for me to create a compilation (of sorts) of the best of the best. A "frequently asked questions" compilation or, as some put it, an FAQ. And its all thanks to those who did ask (because I would have no clue how to do this otherwise ^^;

As being my first, I hope that its alot less confusing to read than it was to setup. But of course, should there be a problem/issue, feedback is always welcome. I will say this: Graphics design hasn't been my forte in years. Ergo the black and white, bold ass text for everything! mentality. Just covering my bases. Perhaps they'll become prettier (even presentation worthy!) but till then information is info. I hope its to your liking ;) 

If you want more questions to be answered, hit me up with a note or a comment below! Be one of the brave whom get their questions answered! (Just don't ask me the meaning of life. srsly don't)
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MekoNekoAnime1 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank You for making this but one question. Do the Super Sculpey Glaze get's sticky on your sculptures? I hear that some people say that on there's it do and some it don't.
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dustysculptures Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Not in my experience no. Sculpey Glazes are water soluble and doesn't become sticky unless they're drying up in the bottle (in which case you can add water to reconstitute it, only if you're early enough). But Varathane (a wood finisher) which I've used and has been suggested elsewhere, is very sticky when applied and dries sticky as well. 
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MekoNekoAnime1 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow Thank You :D! I was planing on making my own figurines and was just wondering about it. Thank You for the reply back :D :hug:!! I REALLY appreciate it :heart:!!!
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followerk Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Do you ever have a problem with Sculpey cracking?
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dustysculptures Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yup. Its gotten better with experience but sculpey is still very fragile when baked. Even so, cracks aren't always catastrophic, most of them are just not packing the clay tightly enough. Still there are many techniques you can use to fix them.
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followerk Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Ive never used wire. But should i worry about it shrinking when i bake it?
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dustysculptures Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No, copper aluminum, and steel craft wire all work well without shrinking~
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followerk Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
I mean before its baked. It drives me crazy.
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Upand0ver Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Where did you get the sculptey on the bottom in the stack? 
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dustysculptures Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
In the US you can find Super Sculpey, Sculpey 3,or Premo in most arts and crafts stores~ elsewhere it's a bit harder depending where you live. 
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