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    Hi all, I have a question:

    Is Fimo and original sculpey, one and the same? I've done a search for both and from what I see they are, but I'm still not sure? I've used fimo in the past but a project I want to do states to use original sculpey, and that's where I'm getting confused. If anyone can help I'd be really grateful.

    Gail
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  • #2
    Sorry I cant help you I've never used sculpey

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    • #3
      Fimo and Sculpey are made by different manufacturers and both have numerous ranges of clay.

      I haven't used Sculpey Original but, I believe, it only comes in white or terracotta and it quite a hard clay.

      What are you wanting to do with the clay. I use both Fimo Soft and Sculpey III and mix them up for my beads. Am just about to try Sculpey Light for bead centers.
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      • #4
        What are you wanting to do with the clay. I use both Fimo Soft and Sculpey III
        I'm not totally sure what I want to use it for, but it won't be for anything major such as 3D modelling. I may want to make some beads though (not for sale) and I probably will want to push things into it etc. That's about as specific as I can be for now because I just make things up or as I go along - such is the nature of mixed media/collage art. It's mainly for my own pleasure and experiments really and not for sale, unless I get clever with it and make something worth selling, lol! That's highly unlikely. The fimo I used before (just a very small piece) was too soft and I didn't like it much. Thanks very much for answering, I knew someone would.

        Gail
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        • #5
          Sculpey original isnt very nice and a close match would be more fimo original that should work aswell.

          Personally I like fimo soft best out of all of them I used to make plaques and picture frames so have used alot of it!
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          • #6
            Sculpey original isnt very nice
            Hmmm...yes, I've heard that it's a bit crumbly or something? I'm veering towards the Sculpey III and the Premo, but I might give the fimo another try? Why do you mix them (if you don't mind me asking) when they both have a decent colour range? Can you tell I'm a bit green!

            Gail
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            My Blog: http://gailburtonart.blogspot.com/

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            • #7
              I tend to buy the sets of small blocks of Fimo in mixed colours (The Range do these at a good price) and large blocks of white to mix different shades. I will also mix a Fimo white with a coloured Sculpey to get the colour I want.

              I also use both Fimo and some Sculpey within the same cane or bead, so far without problems, just so I can get the combination of colours I want.

              Just tried the sculpey light it is really weird. A totally different textures (I like the squidyness of fimo soft) and it didn't go through the past machine too well. Saying that I have some larger light beads which float! No doubt my husband will get me making fishing floats now.
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              • #8
                Saying that I have some larger light beads which float! No doubt my husband will get me making fishing floats now.
                Ha ha! Hey...that might be an earner for you!

                I forgot to say that I'll probably want to paint the pieces I make rather than use colours, so now I'm wondering which brand will be best for that?

                Gail
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                My Blog: http://gailburtonart.blogspot.com/

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                • #9
                  I prefer fimo clasic, it needs a bit of kneeding to get a good working texture but it blends well (could not get a good skinner blend with fimo soft) and bakes harder than fimo soft without being brittle

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                  • #10
                    You could email a lovely lady by the name of Rieka and ask - she'll be very helpfull, I have no doubt.

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                    Staedtler are the parent company of Eberhard Faber, makers of FIMO

                    I hope that's of some use?

                    Be lucky!

                    Vin
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                    • #11
                      Thanks Vin! I've decided on which one I'm going to go with now. Good job too cause I've nearly scratched a bald patch trying to choose.

                      Gail
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                      My Blog: http://gailburtonart.blogspot.com/

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