Was influence by some online crafters on clay and started my journey on clay. Some friends would ask on what clay I'm using and how does it feel. Well this post I will be writing on CLAYS.
Resin clay 树脂粘土
The texture of resin clay is more elastic. The resin clay I use is air dry. No need to bake. It takes almost 1 day to be harden. Very strong after it is harden.
It won't chip or crack after it is dry. Even not crack if it is drop. I brought from Meiwei the resin clay 500g for RM35. It is white in color. If you want to mix color, buy acrylic colors to mix on. I brought a 18 colors tiny bottles of acrylic color for basic colors, but these colors takes longer time to get the final result. If you need a color more, try to buy those tube arcylic colors. Western brand arcylic colors are more good. Need only several mix on colors to get the end result. Resin clay tend to be abit sticky after mixing colors. So remember to apply hand lotion/body lotion to your hand to prevent the resin clay to stick on your hand.
Light weighted Clay 超轻粘土
Jumping clay / Iclay
Usually it is pre-pack with ready mix colors. Colors are bright and colorful. Basic color including white, black, yellow, red and blue. With these basic colors, we can mix into other colors that we want. I love this clay because you no need to spend time on mixing the colors as all colors are ready mix. It is also air dry. Suitable for children, but it is very suitable for beginners on clay. I brought another brand - Jumpling clay from ART FRIEND - THE GARDENS as it have a nicer smell then Iclay. You can get Iclay at Midvalley at the Lower Ground Floor.
Japanese brand light weighted clay.
This was my 1st clay that I brought. It is consider light weigted clay or Moouse Clay. Air dry clay. I use it to make my ice-cream accessories. You can get this at Kinokuniya or Isetan STationary. A problem that I face using this clay is when I mix arcylic colors to this clay, when I roll the clay, it tends to crack and crack even more when it is dry. MAybe this brand need to buy those pre-mix color clay and not to add colors to mix the clay. Maybe I will get another pack of color clay later. The colors of this brand clay are more lighter.
Hope this help on beginners on clay making.