Because there are variables beyond my control (clays, papers, water, mixing errors and etc) always pre test fire what you have before a big project. No guarantee can be offered that 'alternative" commercial paperclays now on the market will meet the all the performance advantages of my high performance trademark P'Clay® brand only available from licensed manufacturers/distributors.
more chances to play and practice.
are similar rules as the traditional "scratch and attach" except you can join dry parts to wet , or dry parts to dry parts with wet inbetween.
Dampen both sides with water, scratch the ends, brush on a little P'Slip®, and press together. Dip the dry part in the water as shown above, or wipe a wet sponge on it as you please.
If you want to reinforce, alter, or extend, putty in soft P'Clay ® with same method.
Send accidental breaks back to the maker at bone dry for repair, alteration, redesign, or repeat practice at the scratch and attach skill. If the work in P'clay dries without a crack its done correctly .
If theres alot of cracking it may be a bad batch of p'clay. To remedy on the spot when the students have already started...boost the paper pulp content in some slurry yourself... later you can call the clay company and tell them they didnt put enough paper in the batch.
you need kitchen items like a fork, a kitchen strainer, a mixing bowl for the pulp, a container for the patch
1. mash a mall handfull of p'clay in water with a fork or spoon until it is a thick slurry in a plastic container with cover if possible.... such as former cottage cheese, or yogurt.
2. in a larger bowl or bucket filled with water: stir one large handful of toilet paper, lint, etc until the paper turns to loose fiber in a very watery soup.
3. With kitchen strainer or mesh cloth bag, strain or scoop about a quarter to half cup of wet pulp fiber. Then stir it into the paper clay mash. Now you have a higher pulp content in your paperclay slip and this should compensate for the bad batch and clear up the issue.
Definitely call your supplier and notify them of this issue so others won't have the same problem and you can get a replacement bag if this is the case. Sometimes things happen beyond my personal control. If it was my dream world there would never be bad batch!