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Can't put more clay on cold porcelain clay once dried

You can't put more clay on cold porcelain clay once the object you want to put more clay on is dried.

It might be just me, but I've noticed that if I want to let an area of the sculpture dry or toughen up a bit just to be able to handle it better other layers of clay don't stick quite as good.

I want an air dry clay that I can use that I can continue to build on even if I want to have an area dry so I can handle it.

I want an air dry clay that does not shrink. This cold porcelain stuff shrinks ALOT.

Any suggestions?

Thanks
:-)

Re: Can't put more clay on cold porcelain clay once dried

You can coat the area with a PVA like Gem Tac or Sobo glue. The clay will stick to that.

Re: Can't put more clay on cold porcelain clay once dried

Thanks. I will try that.

Re: Can't put more clay on cold porcelain clay once dried

Hi, actually you can put more air clay ("biscuit" or "porcelana fria"), just use water to smooth the surface.
Please excuse my bad english,
Pat

Re: Can't put more clay on cold porcelain clay once dried

Hi,
I use water as well when I'm working with cold porcelain. I just wet the area where I want to add more clay and it will stick to the dry clay.

I don't know of any airdry clays that don't shrink.
good luck.

Nia