I was extremely excited when my order of epoxy clay arrived from Aves Studio. As I have mentioned numerous times in past posts, I have been curious to try it out. Since I am brand new to both polymer and epoxy clays, I cannot yet determine if I prefer one medium to another.
Here are two short video clips of me mixing the clay before use. (I cut myself off at the beginning, but I am saying that my hands are coated with lotion).
The epoxy clay has a stronger chemical type smell than polymer. The epoxy clay is also extremely sticky until it starts to harden a bit more. Kerin Gale warns about this in her book, Inspired Remnant, Curious Dreams. I had to use lots of hand lotion to keep it from sticking to me. I also found it more malleable than polymer.
I used a stamp to texturize the piece of clay and also added liquid gold leaf paint. Kerin Gale suggests sitting it on some silicone (like the back of a mold) while it cures as silicone is about the only thing it will not stick to. I found I even needed to add a bit of lotion to the silicone to keep it from sticking. My sample piece is currently curing overnight and I will post more about how it turns out tomorrow.