So a few days ago on a whim, I decided to begin my first personal sculpting project. I'm going to be sculpting a 10'' figure of Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas with as much accuracy as my talent is capable of.
I've never used Super Sculpey before, and it's been a long time since I've sculpted anything, so I have a few questions for you all.
Firstly: The baking instructions say to bake 20 minutes for every quarter inch of clay. It also says not to over bake the clay. Some parts of my sculpt are going to have about half an inch of clay, other parts will have just enough clay to cover the armature wire underneath. Is there a secret baking method or a different rule of thumb you all have found that works for this kind of situation?
Secondly: I figure acrylic paint will be the best kind to use, but should I sand the surface of my figure before painting, or will it stick to the clay just fine without any kind of priming?
Thanks for reading everyone! I plan to post pictures of my project soon.