Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Souffle Clay experiments

I was able to get a hold of some of Polyform's new clay "Souffle."  Per Iris at Polyform: "Michaels won’t be carrying Soufflé, it is going to be available at JoAnns, AC Moore, Dick Blick and online."

Here are a few of my observations:

  • It is a soft, stretchable clay before curing and a very bendable clay after curing.  
  • If you use it in a single layer as I did for these blue earrings, you can actually bend a convex shape into a concave shape.  I believe they were done on a #2 setting on my Atlas.
  • It has a very slight grainy texture and sort of a soft matte feeling in your hands.  
  • The raw clay also takes additional texture very well.
  • The excess white oil paint that I used for antiquing could not be sanded completely off the surface.  So it made the color appear to be a lighter blue. 
  • It's not made for sanding and buffing which is a big plus sometimes!


Jan Montarsi said...

Do you think the clay has a natural microscopic texture that makes it matte appearance. That is also letting the paint sink into it. Maybe a coat if flaxseed oil
On the area that paint is not desired first would help fill in so the paint only fills the groove you want it to.

Barb Fajardo said...

Interesting idea Jan! I would probably just use another clay, but I bet that would work. Have you tried it yet?