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Modelling

Modelling

Modelling materials from Polymer and Air-drying Clay, Plaster and Plaster Gauze and Board to Lollysticks, Polystyrene shapes and Artstraws.
Modelling offers materials and tools for making any 3D artwork such as models, sculptures, maquettes, decorations, ornaments, costumes, collages and props. The range includes plaster, plaster gauze, polymer clays, wire, foam board, polystyrene shapes, epoxy putty and modelling pastes from, amongst others, Milliput, Sculpey, West Design, Seawhite of Brighton, Liquitex and Artstraws. To enable construction, tools from manufacturers such as Royal Langnickel and a range of adhesives are also linked to the category. What is polymer clay? Polymer clay is a modelling material that is easy to mould and that can be baked hard with no shrinkage or cracking making it ideal for professional modelling as well as craft. It does not dry out in air and, once baked, can be painted, sanded or carved into if required. There are several versions including Ultra Light, coloured and Firm for a variety of uses. What is epoxy putty? Epoxy Putty such as Milliput is a versatile Putty which adheres to, seals and bonds with ceramics, wood, plastics, glass, metals and cement to create sculpture or models or repair picture mouldings, Object d'Art, Porcelain and Antiques. What glue can be used on foamboard? Glue such as PVA or a clear, liquid glue such as Tombow Creative are suitable. Top tip – use half a matchstick as a dowel to hold 2 sheets of foamboard together whilst the glue dries. What is plaster gauze? Plaster gauze consists of material strips impregnated with plaster. When the strips are submerged in water to the consistency of a wet flannel, they can then be moulded round an armature, built up in layers or scrunched into a shape to create a 3D object. As it dries, the plaster hardens to produce a light weight yet sturdy base that will accept paint and other materials being adhered to it. See our blog and product pages for more information regarding modelling materials.
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