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Clay feels loose on wire armature.

Discussion in 'Just starting...' started by OLECHNICKI, May 20, 2020.

  1. OLECHNICKI New Member

    How can I make the clay grip the wire armature better. No matter what I try, it always feels like there's still open gaps, and pockets of air still trapped beneath the clay.
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  2. Borek A Fixture

    Hi :)

    It depends on what clay you use. It is good to add a layer of epoxy material (milliput, magic sculp) to the wire, let it harden, and only apply modeling clay to it. If you insist on applying clay directly to the wire, then I suggest Bees Putty Firm or Double Firm. It is a mass directly made to hold on to a wire. If you work with another type of clay, such as Fimo or Super Sculpey, try to dissolve a little clay in a solvent (such as White Spirit), create a thick slurry and then apply it to the wire with a brush. Once the solvent has evaporated, you will have the wire covered with the first layer of clay and you can apply. But always carefully, and without much pressure, this is important. Good luck :).

    Cheers Borek ;)
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  3. Scotty Well-Known Member

    Have you tried wrapping thinner wire around your armature? Florist's wire works well for this.
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