Magic-Sculpt and Apoxie Sculpt
Epoxy Clays – Magic-Sculpt and Apoxie Sculpt – Are Changing The Way Art Is Made
Clays have been used to make art, both functional and decorative, for centuries. Wet clays, plasticine clays, and polymer clays are common media for artists in different areas of art creation.
Epoxy Clay vs Wet Clay
The obvious difference with epoxy clays is the self-hardening factor and the durability. It requires no firing and will self-cure in a short time to an extremely hard and durable state.
Magic-Sculpt and Apoxie Sculpt will harden in approximately 3 hours without firing. Unlike air dry clay it is not affected by water or weather factors. When hardened it is permanent even under water.
Wet clays shrink when fired making it difficult to create objects in parts or to fit a created piece to another piece. Epoxy clays do not shrink as they harden.
Using Epoxy Clay Magic-Sculpt and Apoxie Sculpt
Simply mix equal portions of the two parts – resin and hardener – and the clay will begin its curing process. Work in small proportions if you doing detail sculpting or large amounts if you are covering large areas fairly rapidly. You can mix more and add to partly cured or fully cured epoxy clay.
Cured epoxy clay can be sanded, drilled, carved with a Dremel or sculpting files. It can be painted or vanished with most types of paint. A primer insures a durable finish.
Safety and Fumes
Both Magic-Sculpt and Apoxie Sculpt can be used with bare hands. Some people prefer using latex gloves for easier cleanup, others like the better feel without gloves. There may be a slight odor with new containers of epoxy clay when first opened. Unlike some fiberglass and resins, this is non-toxic and will dissipate fairly rapidly. Cleanup with soap and water or Aves Safety Solvent.
Sizes and Colors of Apoxie Sculpt and Magic-Sculpt
Magic-Sculpt comes in 6 colors – natural, white, black, brown, green, and flesh – and 3 sizes – 1 lb., 5 lb., and 20 lb. containers.
Apoxie Sculpt comes in 12 colors – natural, white, pink, black, brown, green, red, blue, yellow, silver-grey, bronze, and orange. Sizes are 1/4 lb., 1 lb., and 4 lb.
Aves Apoxie brand also has Apoxie Clay, Super White, Fixit, and Fixit Sculpt.
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