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Posted 13 December 2013 - 09:50 AM

I was wondering if anyone new of a good (non-expensive)type of self drying clay that can be sanded? Also if anyone can give pointers on smoothing out edges on cardboard other then above? That would be great!
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Posted 13 December 2013 - 10:01 AM

View PostMOMO2, on 13 December 2013 - 09:50 AM, said:

I was wondering if anyone new of a good (non-expensive)type of self drying clay that can be sanded? Also if anyone can give pointers on smoothing out edges on cardboard other then above? That would be great!



Store-bought, I like paperclay. For homemade, I use paper mache, either the pulped paper type or the strips (strips provide a good scaffolding for the pulped paper). Kitchen caulk, joint compound, and that spray insulation foam are other materials that are commonly used as well. Just as a guess, I'm betting you could use a light batting and fabric, or felt, too.

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 10:36 AM

I have to second the paperclay. It's very easy to work with, holds up really well, and most definitely can be sanded.

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 08:12 PM

cool, have lots of ideas now, thanks!
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Posted 16 December 2013 - 05:32 PM

Bondo! It's not a clay, but more similar to fiberglass in strength? It's store bought and cheap, but definitely messy and has fumes, but very versatile!
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