anyone out there know anything about a brand of clay called colourclay staysoft?

I need to know if it is meltable or not. Many people want a melt-proof clay to resist bright lights, but I want to melt it for pouring into a mould. I know you can do this with harbuts plasticine, but its three times price. Staysoft is by far the cheapest- but can it be melted? Anyone know the spec for colourclay staysoft?

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Id also like to know is SCOLA brand is meltable, too. Anyone?

Don't worry about the lights when deciding on the clay you'll use. I got hung up on that too and it wasn't until I discovered that CFL or LED lights will solve that problem (just keep them a good distance from the set and use a longer exposure). . If smoothing the clay with oil is what is making it soft, have a look at the thread I posted about Animation Wax. That will make it less mushy and more flexible with colors that don't stain your fingers. 

I'm not sure if Newplast can be chemically altered to melt, but I'm about to find out...

Also: If anyone out there has clay that they're curious about and that I haven't tested, send me a sample and I will test it for you. Always happy to learn about new brands.



Helper Brain said:

Don't worry about the lights when deciding on the clay you'll use. I got hung up on that too and it wasn't until I discovered that CFL or LED lights will solve that problem (just keep them a good distance from the set and use a longer exposure). . If smoothing the clay with oil is what is making it soft, have a look at the thread I posted about Animation Wax. That will make it less mushy and more flexible with colors that don't stain your fingers. 

I'm not sure if Newplast can be chemically altered to melt, but I'm about to find out...

Also: If anyone out there has clay that they're curious about and that I haven't tested, send me a sample and I will test it for you. Always happy to learn about new brands.

 

I think you meant to add something, but it didnt' quite come through. Still would like to hear your thoughts on this, if you're interested...

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