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Hi John, that's a very common problem. There are a few solutions. One is to constantly wash your hands in-between color changes. What I used to do is take some mineral oil and get it on my finger tips until it melted the clay residue a bit. Then I would wipe my fingers on a paper towel. You can also use rubbing alcohol - the higher the concentration of alcohol the better and do the same thing. Baby wipes are another option which are convenient but more expensive to keep using.
Then there's Puppet Putty. It's designed for animators so it doesn't transfer colors to your hands as you animate. We're almost out, but you might consider it for your future projects. The inventor Don Carlson is working on a new formula that sounds even better than the current version, which he says doesn't crack ever when you bend it. But I'm not sure when that may be released. www.stopmotionstore.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=50_51
Hi John here,
I've been using Van Aken Clay for my stop motions but it is increasingly frustrating when the dye ends up on my fingers. The constant washing of it is frustrating because not everything comes off. This eventually leads me to transferring a blue color to my yellow clay. What kind of clay do you use to avoid this or what sort of cleaning agents do you use to prevent clay color transfer?
the 4th episode of 'Zey The Mouse' based around London, the gang go out for Clara's birthday, Hand made sets of Tube Train, Westminster Platform,...the 4th episode of 'Zey The Mouse' based around London, the gang go out for Clara's birthday, Hand made sets of Tube Train, Westminster Platform, (working escalator's) big Ben and house's of Parliament, hope you enjoy? Show more
A little animation I created for an animation challenge I found on the internet. The clip had to "loop" and have the theme 'Power'. Maybe a little bit over the top, but maybe you like? Or not?
Any questions or remarks I'm happy to answer
My video of this week is about anime pokemon characters, Tema Rocket
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