Air Dry Clay question

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DivideByZero

New Member
Hi,

This may make some more seasoned crafters shudder... so I apologise in advance.

I was making a fibreglass mask, that was going well but some eye detail broke in the mould. I decided that as I had some air dry clay I could simply sculpt the missing piece on the mask and all would be well.

It pretty much was, but I made the mistake of sanding it a bit.

Where I sanded it, there are some fluffy hairs sticking out.

I assume this is to do with the way the clay is made and sanding it was a bad idea. However, is there anyway to fix this?

Maybe lacquer it and then sand the loose bits again, or go at them with a razor.

Any advice for things to try would be great. Thanks.
 

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blue2k

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Some air drying clays contain fibres to add tensile strength. They are usually synthetic fibres, and would probably respond well to a quick blast with a heat gun. This would cause them to shrivel, and then you can lightly sand off the "burrs".
 

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