Author Topic: Can Sculpey be baked twice?  (Read 1380 times)

Offline speedermike

  • Jedi Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 1816
  • He doesn't like you...
    • View Profile
    • MichaelRex.com
Can Sculpey be baked twice?
« on: April 10, 2006, 04:56 PM »
The title kinda says it all.  I want to build something that could benefit from pieces being added on to a strong foundation, and baking it twice was an idea.  Any thoughts?
Children's Book Author and Illustrator   mikerexbooks.blogspot.com

Offline RollaJedi

  • Jedi Initiate
  • *
  • Posts: 256
  • Twisted by the Dark Side
    • View Profile
    • Coreplanets.com
Re: Can Sculpey be baked twice?
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2006, 05:10 PM »
after baking it many times, it becomes more brittle and it can even blacken.  You are essentially drying it out more and more.
W W W . C O R E P L A N E T S . C O M
www.coreplanets.com
Missouri and Kansas Star Wars Fan Site

Offline CommanderKorbra

  • Jedi Initiate
  • *
  • Posts: 257
  • Mandalorian Fan
    • View Profile
Re: Can Sculpey be baked twice?
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2006, 06:08 PM »
I boil some things over and over and it does crack sometimes. If it doesn't mess up too bad you can just put some super glue over the crack and contine lol.
"I don't think that anything shows a greater passion for Star Wars than when a collector attempts to make their own figures."
-CHEWIE

Offline speedermike

  • Jedi Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 1816
  • He doesn't like you...
    • View Profile
    • MichaelRex.com
Re: Can Sculpey be baked twice?
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2006, 07:15 PM »
Boil?  You can boil it?

Children's Book Author and Illustrator   mikerexbooks.blogspot.com

Offline Master_Phruby

  • Jedi Master
  • *
  • Posts: 6703
  • It's for display only!
    • View Profile
Re: Can Sculpey be baked twice?
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2006, 08:34 PM »
I boil sculpty all the time. Its safer than baking it. Just microwave a cup of water for about 2:45 sec and put the part in.
This message brought to you by Wookiee Cookiees - "MMM... Chewie!"
Visit The Endor Express - The Ultimate Guide to Disney's Star Tours

Offline Nirvana

  • Jedi Padawan
  • *
  • Posts: 968
    • View Profile
Re: Can Sculpey be baked twice?
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2006, 08:59 PM »
Or simmer in a pan for about 4 minutes...works like a charm!
My whole expanse...I cannot see...

Offline BrentS

  • Jedi Knight
  • *
  • Posts: 2698
  • I sense much fear in you.
    • View Profile
Re: Can Sculpey be baked twice?
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2006, 11:00 PM »
I've boiled sculpy two or three times to add pieces.  I've personally never backed sculpy.

Offline RollaJedi

  • Jedi Initiate
  • *
  • Posts: 256
  • Twisted by the Dark Side
    • View Profile
    • Coreplanets.com
Re: Can Sculpey be baked twice?
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2006, 09:21 AM »
On the flip side, I've never boiled and always cook it!  :)
I have an article about making your own oven using a cardboard box that may help you here.
W W W . C O R E P L A N E T S . C O M
www.coreplanets.com
Missouri and Kansas Star Wars Fan Site

Offline RollaJedi

  • Jedi Initiate
  • *
  • Posts: 256
  • Twisted by the Dark Side
    • View Profile
    • Coreplanets.com
W W W . C O R E P L A N E T S . C O M
www.coreplanets.com
Missouri and Kansas Star Wars Fan Site