35,09 € IVA incl.
35,09 € IVA incl.
WHAT IS COSCLAY?
Cosclay is a plastic/rubber hybrid polymer clay that remains strong and flexible after curing. Unlike other polymeric clays, the unique flexibility of CosclayIt confers a durable 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 parts without fear of breaking after curing, especially during transit. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination. ¿What are you going to do?
High Resistance - 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 creations in Cosclay tend to hold their shape quite well.
Combination and Cracking Resistance - The same properties that contribute to the High Resistance of the previous point, also prevent Cosclay will warp or crack during baking.
No Contraction and no Expansion - Cosclay has been formulated to be resistant to shrinkage and expansion. Cosclay is a 100% solid with minimal volatility. This means that 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 block out every painstaking detail that the artist puts into the piece.
High Flexibility and Strong Curing - One of the most prized features of Cosclay is its flexibility. This formula has been designed to give incredible flexibility and strength to the cured pieces. These characteristics give confidence to the artist, knowing that delicate and intricate parts will not break or be damaged during handling or transport, especially when traveling long distances.
Long 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 measure, 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 bit 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 Modeling and Mixing - 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 appropriate.
Excellent Memory - In sections thin enough to take full advantage of the flexibility, Cosclay remembers its curing shape when it is 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 of 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 Cosclay baking? It is important to cure at 135 ºC for at least 30 minutes for 6.5 mm thickness. If Cosclay cures 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 halogen tabletop plastic dome style 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 oven that provides the most uniform heating is a conventional household oven, either electric or gas.
How thin can I make Cosclay? It can be made as thin or as thick as you like. 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, it can, but because of its flexibility there is more surface drag than a rigid piece. Therefore, we recommend using a wet sanding technique to reduce surface drag. It does take some effort, but Cosclay can be sanded and ground with Dremel power tools and cut with various precision hand tools.
When baking Cosclay sometimes steam comes out, it is dangerous to breathe it? Vapor is not considered hazardous, but 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 notice that when I make parts like limbs over a wire armature, Cosclay does not seem to stick to the metal. When I bend my part over the wire, I can feel the clay sliding 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 foil covering. Cosclay tends to adhere better to epoxy than to metal, a couple of drops of heat-resistant Ciano adhesive also work well.
Cosclay cracks in some places 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 a 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 for easy 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 on 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.
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