Hey, Don. I'm interested in trying your Puppet Putty clay. In the webshop there is a "translucent white", but I need "normal white". Do you have a "not translucent white?

And another question: How much is shipping to Spain? How many blocks are the best for optimize shipping cost?

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There is a normal white, the colors just have slowed down on the production end because I've been making larger batches of single colors. I will keep in mind that white is one of the most asked for tints, though. We have had it in the past, it just quickly sold out. I can make a point to mix some tonight. At the moment, I'm focusing on making the softer version (comes in a roll). If that's not adequate, I can make some more of the 3-packs, which starts off much harder. A third option is to make the clay soft yourself by adding a spoonful of baby oil to it in a double boiler.

The shipping questions are something Marc Spess would be better able to answer. We might be raising the price of the clay to absorb the cost of shipping outside of the U.S.

Thanks, Don. Then I must wait it appears in the webshop, do I?

Look for it there in about a week and a half. It takes awhile to make a full shipment, but I'm going as fast as I can while also working full time and often overtime at the day job.  Wish I could get the clay out faster, but it's very tedious and time-consuming without a factory and assembly line with employees and automated machinery. At the moment, I average about 8 packs per day, measuring, mixing, and packing each  one by hand. This endeavor needs to get bigger, but I have no idea how to go about it. For now, it's just a two-man operation.

OK. As expected, is more funny eating food than preparing it 

I'll wait...

I don't know, man... It's kind of fun preparing it, too. :D

Antonio J. Cebrián said:

OK. As expected, is more funny eating food than preparing it 

I'll wait...

Yes, if you know how do it! 

30 packs just shipped out today! I put some white clay in the box. Thank you for being patient. :)

Lol.

I waited but my money doesn't

We must wait the next month

Thanks

Just a general announcement,

If you have the 3-packs of Puppet Putty, you can melt it in a double boiler or with a heat gun in a metal container and create a softer version.

To do that:

1. Weigh the clay.
2. Add 4% by weight in mineral oil.
3. Add 4% by weight in cornstarch.
4. Mix it all together and pour out onto wax paper.

The clay will be 8% heavier, but 25%  softer.

If anyone is still interested, Puppet Putty Soft, the next logical release of the clay, is coming out in the next few weeks. It will be softer to begin with and has been tested for animation. While the original 'Putty and the 3-packs looked very shiny, Soft has more of a matte finish and photographs like other clay. It does, however, retain all of the qualities that give it an advantage over it- it's half as heavy, does not stain the fingers with pigment, has minimal transfer to other colors unless you deliberately knead them together, is firmer, and more flexible. Like the other leading brands of clay, it can also be melted in a double boiler at 150 degrees F.

Wonderfull! I'm waiting for white long time ago.
Now I'm working with actual soft version. The first hard version was really a finger pain! but soft version has a perfect feeling for me. I expect the new is not too much softer. I like the actual. I like the idea of matte finish like other clay but the shinning is also interesting. It would be nice to have both finishes available.

You can make each shiny or matte if you have one finish and want the other. 

If the clay is shiny, you can use baking paper over the lights. If there is still shine, you can place a polarizing filter on the camera lens. You can also rub baby powder into the puppet anywhere you see shine on the surface.

If the clay is too matte, or you want to make its level of shine match the other clay, you can shine it up with a little bit of olive oil.

If the clay is hard and you don't want to add the 4% by weight oil and 4% by weight baby powder to make it softer, I recommend aiming a halogen light at the model from about two feet away. This will warm the surface and make the clay easier to work.

If the clay is too soft and it's hot outside, you can temporarily freeze it using an upside down can of computer duster or pop the puppet in the freezer for a few minutes.

Both finishes/hardnesses will be labeled on the packaging in future shipments.


Antonio J. Cebrián said:

Wonderfull! I'm waiting for white long time ago.
Now I'm working with actual soft version. The first hard version was really a finger pain! but soft version has a perfect feeling for me. I expect the new is not too much softer. I like the actual. I like the idea of matte finish like other clay but the shinning is also interesting. It would be nice to have both finishes available.

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