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Minizephyr

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Re: Acetone - when to use?
« Reply #30 on: April 07, 2013, 10:44:09 PM »
I just use baby oil, but try not to erase fingertips, I see them as proof that the sculpture was really handmade.

ShawnGCreations

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Re: Acetone - when to use?
« Reply #31 on: April 09, 2013, 06:47:41 PM »
I just use baby oil, but try not to erase fingertips, I see them as proof that the sculpture was really handmade.

I agree. One of the surest signs of a handmade piece is fingerprints. Though I will say it's about where and how you use it. With a sculptural piece using a tool to drag detail in can cause it to leave 'crumbs' along the way. So to get clean lines or detail I dip the tool in baby oil.
It's also really great for blending. I now add clay onto a piece and very roughly blend it. Then I use a tool dipped in baby oil to smooth it. Much more control.

And since the clay is so soft from the baby oil you can see the fingerprints better.
Feel free to visit http://shawngcreations.co.za/ if you'd like to see what I do.