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Unread 04-08-2008, 12:09 AM   #1
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Crayola Air-dry-clay Help

I just picked some up. And I'm using it to cover a styrofoam ball, so that I can spray paint it/give it texture. I've never used this stuff before. So... Am I supposed to use anything on this clay before I use it? Mix any water into it? Also, how long do I need to wait for this stuff to dry before I paint it?
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Unread 04-08-2008, 08:33 AM   #2
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I use this stuff a lot! You don't need to add anything to it just open the package and stretch it out to make it workable. But you kinda have to work quick! That stuff air dries really quick, what ever you don't use seal it in a plastic baggy. But make sure you squish out the air in the baggy, if you don't it will slowly dry out in the bag. You really should plan on using all of the clay once the bag is open, I think that stuff only saves up to a week. That is if you haven't opened the store packaging, if you haven't open that up it lasts a month. Once you've used that clay, I give it 10-15 hours to make sure its really dry. I warn you it will most likely crack in any rounded areas but to fix that just take some left over clay and rub it in. Painting any acrylic pant should do. But DO NOT SPRAY PAINT! If you spray paint that kind of clay it will have a chemical reaction and leak this weird turquoise goo. I speak from experience. I made a Sailor Moon wand and I used gold chrome spray paint... bad idea. I kept wiping it off for two weeks and it still wouldn't go away! Needless to say I had to throw away the wand, the goo would just not go away no matter what I did.

Hope this helped! ^_^
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Unread 04-08-2008, 05:19 PM   #3
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Any recommendations then? (for making a zelda OoT bomb)

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you can apply spray paint to styrofoam if you first apply a base coat of latex (brush on paint).

once dried, the spray paint coat will adhere to the latex base coat, and not effect the styrofoam.
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Coolio-de-fabio!

Thanks Bagu.
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