Yesterday my chavant clay NSP arrived and I am curious about how the work with this clay will turn out.
I ordered it in soft, because I read that chavant is a plasticine that comes in grades that are way harder than regular plasticine or Polymer Clays like Super Sculpey. Reasons why I think the clay may turn out to be perfect for me are:
- It contains no sulphur, meaning I could use silicon molds in future if I wanted to
- Plasticine never gets hard and can be reused over and over again (=more economic, plus I save some money)
- The hard texture will allow me to carve things out of the clay
- The soft texture while it’s warm will make it easy for me to sculpt, to add or remove things here and there etc.
These are the main reasons why I finally chose to buy this clay. I used Cernit Polymer Clay before but didn’t like the odour while baking it in the oven and I experienced some difficulties while sculpting. (But I love the look of Cernit objects, especially dolls, so I might experiment further with it another time)
That’s all for today, I’ll write to tell you about the first impression of the clay in my next post. Have a nice day!