CosClay Pastel KIT - Six Colors
47,19 € IVA incl.
- Kit of 6 colors (6 x 227gr)
- Flexible Polymer Clay.
- Hardens in oven at 135 ºC maintaining flexibility.
- Ideal for Stop Motion, miniatures, artistic figures, dolls, dioramas, etc.
- Tablets of 227 gr.
- Pink rose, Orange blosson, Mellow Yellow, Green Tea, Butterfly Blue and Lilac mist.
wHAT IS COSCLAY?
Cosclay is a plastic/rubber hybrid polymer clay that remains strong and flexible after curing. Unlike other polymer clays, Cosclay 's unique flexibility imparts a long-lasting quality and strength that is suitable for endless applications, including stop-motion characters, articulated figures, miniatures, dioramas, One of a Kind (OOAK) sculptures and much more. Cosclay allows the creation of very thin and delicate pieces without fear of breaking after curing, especially during transit. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.What areyou going to do?
High Strength - During the sculpting process, Cosclay has a degree of self-supporting strength that keeps it in place without sagging or sagging under its own weight. Even without internal support, many Cosclay creations tend to hold their shape quite well.
Resistance to Warping and Cracking - The same properties that contribute to the High Strength of the previous point also prevent Cosclay from warping or cracking during baking.
No Shrinkage and No Expansion - Cosclay has been formulated to be resistant to shrinkage and expansion. Cosclay is a 100% solid with minimal volatility. That means there is no loss or gain of dough during baking. What goes into the oven is what comes out.
High Level of Detail and Texture - Some polymer clays offer flat levels of detail and texture after baking. Cosclay has been formulated to lock in every painstaking detail the artist puts into the piece.
High Flexibility and Strong Cure - One of Cosclay 's most prized characteristics is its flexibility. This formula has been designed to give incredible flexibility and strength to cured pieces. These characteristics give the artist confidence, knowing that delicate and intricate parts will not break or be damaged during handling or shipping, especially when traveling long distances.
Long Shelf Life - In its original format, Cosclay has no expiration date. As long as it is kept away from excessive heat, Cosclay can last for many years and can be worked and baked at any time. As an additional safety precaution, we recommend keeping Cosclay wrapped in a clean container to avoid contamination by dust or debris.
is it Plastic or Rubber? - Well , the answer is that Cosclay is a little of both, depending on the thickness of the part to be cured. The thinner the baked part, the more flexible and rubber-like it will be. Conversely, the thicker the part, the less flexible and more plastic-like it will be.
Ease of Shaping and Blending - Cosclay has been designed to have a smooth texture that blends and adheres to itself as well as other surfaces. For additional smoothness, it is recommended to apply alcohol with a fine brush to blend sharp edges and refine the surface. Cosclay can be worked by hand, metal modeling tools or rubber-tipped modeling brushes.
Can Be Baked Repeatedly and Added to Another Piece - Formulated to withstand repeated baking cycles, Coscaly can be baked, added to another piece and re-baked numerous times without drying out or cracking, as long as the baking temperature is just right.
Excellent Memory - In thin enough sections to take full advantage of flexibility, Cosclay remembers its cured shape when bent or twisted and will return to it at the end. This works especially well for things like fingers and fine, long details.
Non-Toxic Formula - Cosclay is NON-Toxic and made entirely from safe components. It contains no animal products or ingredients, nor has it been tested on animals, making it Vegan-Friendly. Cosclay can be recycled by grinding cured parts and mixing them with fresh product before baking, thus saving product.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
what is the ideal temperature for baking Cosclay? It is important to cure at 135 ºC for at least 30 minutes per 6.5 mm thickness. If Cosclay is cured at too low a temperature, it will have a weak cure and will break when bent instead of flexing and holding its shape. Because Cosclay is temperature sensitive, we do not recommend tabletop plastic dome style halogen convection ovens, or small tabletop toaster ovens. We find that these types of ovens generate hot spots and uneven heating. While they may work for conventional polymer clays, they do not work well for Cosclay. The best type of kiln that provides the most even heating is a conventional household kiln, either electric or gas.
how thin can I make Cosclay? You can make it as thin or as thick as you wish. The thinner the piece, the more rubbery it will cure and the thicker you make it, the more plastic-like it will be.
can Cosclay be sanded or polished? Yes, you can, but because of its flexibility there is more surface resistance than a rigid piece. Therefore, we recommend using a wet sanding technique to reduce surface drag. Some effort is required, but Cosclay can be sanded and ground with Dremel power tools and cut with various precision hand tools.
sometimes when baking Cosclay steam comes out, is it dangerous to breathe it? Steam is not considered dangerous, but it should be ventilated to a good extent. Cosclay is made from all non-toxic ingredients. If you experience excessive steam, you are probably baking the clay at too high a temperature. Check your kiln with a secondary thermometer to make sure it is baking at the correct temperature. Be sure not to burn the clay and keep it away from all heating elements. Cosclay is a professional medium and is not designed for use by children and should only be used under adult supervision. Larger pieces will sometimes generate more steam because there is a greater mass of material to cure. To reduce costs and use less material, we recommend using aluminum armor wire over an aluminum foil core. We do not recommend using any type of colored plastic tape or masking tape over the aluminum foil, as the colors can transfer and bleed into the clay and ruin the coloring. This can be especially evident with lighter colored clays.
I find that when I make parts such as limbs over a wire armature, Cosclay does not seem to adhere to the metal. When I bend my part over the wire, I can feel the clay slipping on the wire. How can I prevent this from happening?One of the best and easiest ways to prevent this is to wrap a thinner wire around the primary wire to give the cured clay a more irregular surface to hold it in place. Another method is to add a thin layer of epoxy clay over the sheet covering. Cosclay tends to adhere better to epoxy than to metal.A couple of drops of heat-resistant Ciano adhesive also work well.
Cosclay cracked in some spots after baking. Why did this happen? There are a couple of possible reasons. First, you may have used a very thick section of clay and it may have overheated. When Cosclay overheats, it generates steam that tries to escape from the clay body. The easiest way for the steam to escape is to quickly push outward generating a crack to easily escape in the not fully cured clay. The second is due to firing the piece once and then replacing it and firing it again. When you do this, you are generating stress in the armature. Cosclay has memory, so when you bake it again, it softens and the areas that bend exert force in the new position and a crack will form where the new bend is present. To avoid this problem, do not bend your piece until after the final bake.
can Cosclay be painted? Yes. Cosclay can be painted with acrylics, pastels, polymeric paints and some urethanes.
MAKE IT. BAKE IT. FLEX IT.
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