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Topic: Apoxie Sculpt - I think I am in love with it!  (Read 5651 times)
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« on: October 04, 2011 09:48:43 PM »

I made a couple of projects recently using this 2 part epoxy air dry clay and I am in love with it!  It was so easy to mix and work with, taking mica powders easily, and embedding things into.  Working time is about 3 hours, and it drys rock hard, and waterproof in a day - and there is no shrinkage!

A compact I made decorating the top with the material, texturing it, adding mica powder colours, and embedding crystals and a charm in.  It was for the Game of Thrones swap and I decorated it with the material representing the shell of a dragon egg.





Here is a tin I decorated to hold some jewelry.



I just sourced another supplier in my city that is better priced, so I can't wait to get my hands on more!
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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2011 10:07:35 PM »

I think i'm in love too thats just gorgeous! I've got to see if I can find that at an art store nearby. Does it dry brittle at all?
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2011 10:44:19 PM »

Bea-u-tiful! When I first saw the little opening clasp on the one with the dragon, I was hoping for a pocket watch. But a dragon compact is just as good!
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2011 11:47:49 PM »

Spectacular! If I had more time, I would definitely like to experiment with that!
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2011 03:46:11 AM »

Love this and love your use of colors and textures!  Maybe I should try this - I have the hardest time with baking clay...
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2011 06:34:41 AM »

Awesome work! I love the metallic flair!
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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2011 06:41:30 AM »

Wonderful pieces! I am seeing a lot of people using this.....am thinking I need to give it a try, too.
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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2011 07:09:58 AM »

Wow...those look awesome.
I think I need to try this out, too *-*
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« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2011 09:32:24 AM »

Oooooh - if I could get my hands on a functioning pocket watch that doesn't cost an arm and a leg!

It is great stuff IMO - the mica powders adhered beautifully, and I was experimenting a bit with stamps and it does take stamps for texturing nicely.  I would recommend covering surfaces with parchment paper, foil, or plastic to protect it for rolling out though, and it can make a big mess on your hands, so gloves would not be a bad idea, but it is water soluble when moist, and non toxic.

It dries rock hard, not brittle - it can be drilled, sanded, ground, etc after drying - but that would probably also depend on how thin you work it, I am sure.

The company makes a few products which are similar (Apoxie Clay, Apoxie Sculpt, and Fixit), but with some slight differences, here is the information on Apoxie Sculpt

 http://www.avesstudio.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&product_id=28&flypage=flypage.tpl&pop=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=4&vmcchk=1&Itemid=4
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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2011 11:05:33 AM »

Great idea! I'm definitely going to have to try that!
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« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2011 02:21:09 PM »

The colors were the first thing to catch my eye and then, of course, the dragon. I use PearlEx powders with polymer clay. It is just like magic applying these powders. Beautiful piece!
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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2011 07:22:51 AM »

LOVE the dragon compact!  The colors and jems all go together so well.
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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2011 08:53:55 AM »

BEAUTIFULLY done Onyxnox!
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« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2011 09:59:45 AM »

These were done with powders specifically put out by my local bead store, BeadFX, under their line called MetalFX - they have some gorgeous colours - seventeen so far, and the pots are tiny, but what amazes me constantly is how far just a little dab will take you when applying the colour, and how nice they are blended. 

http://www.beadfx.com/catalogue/crystalfx.php
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« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2011 10:16:42 AM »

This looks spectacular!
I have been using Apoxie Scuplt for some My Little Pony mods and customs.  It is great stuff.  So you adding the mica powers after you worked it but before it cures?  How late can you wait? And are you using the colored epoxy or just the white?
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« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2011 10:46:33 AM »

For the projects here I used the black apoxie, and I have some of the natural in my stash now.  I used the powders before curing, when it is still tacky enough to have maximum adhesion, then rub it in gently, and then texture so that the colours are worked in nicely.
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« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2011 01:46:54 PM »

I can't believe that's clay! It looks like metal! They're gorgeous.
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« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2011 03:42:13 AM »

amaaaaazing! doesnt even look like clay at all! Ive been looking for this clay but havent tried it yet, now i really want it  ^^
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« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2011 07:59:11 AM »

LOOOOOVE this!!!  I have so many gift ideas dancing in my head now.... thanks!
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« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2011 08:28:58 PM »

love the beaten copper look of this. beautiful piece.
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« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2011 09:58:23 AM »

Well done!  I think it looks great Smiley  How did you get the little dent marks all over it and the black lines on the bottom pic?  I dont think I'll ever get to try that stuff as my local craft store carries a very limited selection but maybe I can get some for christmas to play around with.  Does it air dry to a full cure or do you have to cook it like regular polymer clay?
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« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2011 01:31:25 PM »

It has about a three hour working time, and it air dries in 24 hours to quite a hard consistency - hard enough to carve, drill, or sand afterwards.  In that 3 hour working time, it is quite pliable and easy to mold, sculpt, manipulate, so I was able to use any tools to mark it.  I used the rounded base of a pen to stipple it while it was clay like, after blending in the mica powders.  For the other box top, after I rolled out the clay with a rolling pin, I laid it over box and worked it into the surface, then just dragged a knife tip lightly over it to make the lines, and stippled again.  It also will take stamped impressions nicely too.  It is a bit sticky, but easy to clean up with water and soap, and it adheres nicely to many surfaces.  I added a layer to a cup to make a permanent cozy, and to a manicure set I have, and stamped them too.
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« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2011 07:03:09 AM »

Onyxox, that dragon compact took my breath away! It is gorgeous!!!

I work with polymer clay and have been curious as of late about other types of clay out there and have seen a lot of amazing work with airdry clay. Now I'm going to have to get my butt down to Michaels and see if they have any. Grin

Also, correct me if I am wrong, but is there such a thing as paper clay? I believe I read it referenced once in a sculpture I saw.
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« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2011 07:58:21 AM »

Yes, there are several brands of paperclay.  I have used it too in the past.  It rolls out nicely and takes stamps and molds very nicely.  It air dries, but does shrink, and because it is paper, it can be affected by moisture. 

I am not sure if Michaels carries the 2 part epoxy clays; I was at one yesterday and did not see it.  I have so far only found it at two of my local bead stores - because they are great for fixing crystals to and making jewelry from, and I have sourced another sculpture supply company in my city that carries it too.
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« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2011 12:31:16 PM »

Onyxnox - I can't believe I missed this (btw - I found it following a pin Wink )- it is gorgeous!

Thank you so much for sharing it (and your process) with us as well as sharing the link for the the apoxie sculpt material! It is now on my supply wish list!
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« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2011 05:16:41 PM »

I have to admit I am gratified by the response - it really seemed like such a simple project and the material is so easy to work with - you don't even have to measure too precisely.  I really hope everyone can find it because I know I really enjoyed working with it.  I am really stunned by the response - thank you everyone Cheesy

It would make great jewelry just by how easy it is to embed crystals and charms in it - there is no need for glues if they are embedded while the clay is still workable.
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« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2011 02:27:20 PM »

This is so cool...I want to try this! Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2011 11:16:13 PM »

I think I'm in love with it, too! Will it marry me?  Wink
You did a great job with the texture and coloring. Great personal touches!
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