The choice of claymation animators for decades, Van Aken Modeling Clay is a pigmented oil base modeling compound renowned for it's smooth consistency and brilliant color range.
It is compatible with silicone mold compounds because it contains no sulfur. The melting point is 150 °F (65.5 °C). Because of it's low melting temperature, many sculptors will heat the clay in a non-stick pan and pour it into a mold. You can also put it in the freezer for a while to firm the clay for carving out fine detail.
In our own experience, we find that Turpenoid (or Turpentine) will aid in quick clean-up, and also works well on a sponge to smooth out clay surfaces.
Modeling clays contain pigments that may stain cloth and some surfaces.
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