AuthorsDen.com   Join | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Paul Williams, iJoe tofuri@swbell.net, iDavid Arthur Walters, iJill Eisnaugle, iPatricia Hilliard, iellen george, iIan Thorpe, i

  Home > Crafts/Hobbies > Articles Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Marc Spess

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Books
· Articles
· 4 Titles
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: May, 2007

Marc Spess, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
Analyzing Sports Drinks
by Nina Anderson

What's right for you: Carbohydrate or electrolyte replacement...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
Times Tables (Hardcover)
by Brainard Braimah

A times tables book for 5-11 year-olds.The tables are set out in three columns: How we read it, how we write it and what it means. This presentation of the times tables m..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members





   Recent articles by
Marc Spess

Wire Armature Construction for Stop Motion Animation
Getting Set Up with Digital Equipment for Stop Motion
           >> View all

Clay used in Animation
by Marc Spess   
Rated "G" by the Author.
Last edited: Monday, May 14, 2007
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2007

Share    Print   Save    Become a Fan


The basics to help you understand what clays are used to animate for clay animation and stop motion.

Oil based clay is the best clay for animation. The best brand is called Van Aken. Van Aken clays come in many colors, is very inexpensive, is animation proven and non toxic. Making new colors out of existing colors from this brand is extremely simple to do. All you will need is a double boiler, a large piece of plastic wrap, and a spatula.

First, boil some water in the double boiler, and place the base color clay you want to change the color of, in the top pot. Once it is fully melted, place different colors of small pieces of clay into the pot to modify the base color. Keep mixing until the clay is completely fluid, and adjust the colors accordingly. Next, place a long piece of plastic wrap on a level table top.

When you have the color clay you want, pour the still melted clay on the plastic wrap slowly, until it is all out of the pot. Any clay left in the pot should be quickly rubbed out with a paper towel so the next time you mix clay in your pot, the new colors wont mix with the old colors. One word of advice when doing this, is to make sure you have plenty of fresh air in your house because the oil can evaporate into the air and make you sick. Also, melted clay can stick to you if it is spilled on your skin, and will burn. Trust me, I have done it a few times and it hurts quite nicely. So use common sense, or ask an adult for help.

*If your in the UK get Newplast clay - however you can't melt it.  

Web Site: The Clay and Stop Motion How to Page



Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!





The Commuter Marriage: Keep Your Relationship Close While You’re Far by Tina Tessina

Your marriage vows may have said, “'til death do us part” but no one said anything about what happens when career, circumstances, or a child or family member with a problem makes i..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Above and Below by Phyllis Jean Green

Themes range from poverty to the ephemeral beauty of a sun-dappled pond, settings from post-Katrina New Orleans, a freshman dorm at a Missouri college, a sleet-slick city street th..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.