after sanding ???

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after sanding ???

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hi girls :hi ya:

I sanded the head and the limbs of my mini baby but it remains white after (????), is this normal ?

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What material is your mini made of? Has it been painted? Why are you sanding it?
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I work with polymer clay , no I do not paint my mini babies ,

I sand because I cannot find perfection in smoothing :dunno: do you think it's not essential at all ?


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Yes the clay often tends to turn white after sanding.
You can usually get the colour back by rubbing a tiny bit of baby oil into the clay after you have finished.
I've also seen acetone suggested, but you have to be very careful if you try that as it melts away the clay, so I've never tried that myself.
Some artists also paint the entire sculpt, so may not worry too much about the colour of the sculpt.

Oh and when I had time to sculpt I rarely sanded, I used a tiny bit of baby oil for smoothing once I was sure I was finished sculpting and I was usually reasonably happy with how smooth my sculpts were.

Hope that helps some.
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