johnken424 replied to the topic 'What kind of Clay do you use?' in the forum. yesterday

Thank you for the advice! I'll do the mineral oil and rubbing alcohol method. I already bought a ton of van akken clay and can't get myself to buy a new brand of clay. But i'll keep puppet putty in mind for the future as I run out! Thank you! :)

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johnken424 created a new topic ' What kind of Clay do you use?' in the forum. 2 days ago

Hi John here,

I've been using Van Aken Clay for my stop motions but it is increasingly frustrating when the dye ends up on my fingers. The constant washing of it is frustrating because not everything comes off. This eventually leads me to transferring a blue color to my yellow clay. What kind of clay do you use to avoid this or what sort of cleaning agents do you use to prevent clay color transfer?

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johnken424 replied to the topic 'July 12th to August 16, 2017 Challenge Topic: Extraterrestrial!' in the forum. 2 months ago

Here's my entry. Just the first part of the video with patrick. This is my first entry to the contest.
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What do you guys use for eyes? Do you guys make your own eyes and bake it or do you use beads?

johnken424 I've been baking my own eyes but was curious what others do. Thanks for the enamel paint advice! I have trouble keeping the eyes white. 2 months ago
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mehdi We use pearl beads for the puppets eye. 2 months ago
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Xiakeyra I sculpt the eyes with the same clay I use for the rest of the puppet. I sometimes enhance the eyes with jewels for nail decoration and nail polish,... Show more 2 months ago
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johnken424 replied to the topic 'The Hunt' in the forum. 2 months ago

That was really good! Great job!

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animateclay thanked johnken424 in topic Jay here! 2 months ago
johnken424 replied to the topic 'Jay here!' in the forum. 2 months ago

I started doing stop-motion and claymation in February 2016 and have fallen in love with it. I'm very new to this community and art form so please any constructive criticism would be nice.

If you're interested in seeing some of my work, find it here.
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