Handmade

Whether red, grey or white, a lump of clay remains a lump of clay until it has been touched, warmed, kneaded and then shaped by your hands, when this "creative massage" is over, the lump of clay has turned into a wonderful and unique decorative object, sculpture or piece of pottery born of the skill of your hands alone.

Products
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Wax-based paste, can be reused again and again to model objects or figurines for moulding. Can also be used to create a plaster mould based on an imprint. For experienced and amateur adult users

2

Natural white or red ready-to-use clay. Hardens in 4 to 5 days with no baking. Very soft, doesn’t crack when drying. Can be waterproof-coated to make watertight non-food-grade containers

3

Very soft, fine white clay, recommended for modelling, sculpting and pottery. Bake at 980°C in a pottery kiln

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Very soft, fine red clay, recommended for modelling, sculpting and pottery. Bake at 980°C in a pottery kiln

5

Acrylic resin-based coating for waterproofing clay items with no need to bake. Yellow when applied to help identify any gaps in application. Transparent when dry. Drying time approx. 10 hours

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Set of 4 clay modelling tools. The trimming tool is used for hollowing out, the modelling tool for sculpting and engraving, the rib for smoothing and cutting, and the cutting wire for clean cuts

Properties

Moulding, auxiliary: Moulding alginate

A natural seaweed-based powder. It is suitable for moulding complete items, soft or delicate objects or the human body. Adult beginners and enthusiasts.

Moulding, auxiliary: Siligum

Very fast setting, two-component silicone moulding paste. To mould small objects and flat decorations 110 g is sufficient to create up to 3 moulds of 4 cm in diameter. For amateur and professional adults.

Moulding, auxiliary: Demoulding talc

Sprinkled into the mould before casting, it simplifies the demoulding of plaster and metal castings, and clay embossing. It protects the moulds. Sprinkled and dusted on plaster decorations it produces a smooth and silky finish.

Moulding, auxiliary: Modelling paste

Wax-based paste. It is infinitely reusable to model objects or figurines to be moulded. It can also be used to take the imprint of an object to make a plaster cast. For all adults.

Moulding, auxiliary: Plaster strips

To cover all types of objects, produce masks by applying directly to the skin, make supporting shells for Siligum, alginate or latex moulds. Adult beginners and enthusiasts. Advantages: Fine weaving. A covering and filling plaster coating. Hardens very well after drying.Dimensions Width 8 cmLength 300 cm (3m)

To cover all types of objects, produce masks by applying directly to the skin, make supporting shells for Siligum, alginate or latex moulds. Adult beginners and enthusiasts. Advantages: Fine weaving. A covering and filling plaster coating. Hardens very well after drying.Dimensions Width 8 cmLength 300 cm (3m)

Moulding, auxiliary: Latex

Concentrated formula based on natural rubber. Allows moulding of simple and complicated shapes, small and large thinner items and masks. Professional adults.

 

Applications

Moulding, auxiliary: Moulding alginate

Dosage: 1 part powder to 2 parts water.The resulting mould is short-lived and can be used to produce a maximum of 3 moulds. A natural product, non-toxic in contact with skin.Allows very precise moulding.For prints in plaster, reconstituted stone or wax

Dosage: 1 part powder to 2 parts water.The resulting mould is short-lived and can be used to produce a maximum of 3 moulds. A natural product, non-toxic in contact with skin.Allows very precise moulding.For prints in plaster, reconstituted stone or wax

Instructions:

  1. Set the object to be moulded into the bottom of the glass with a small piece of plasticine. Make sure that the object is not touching the sides of the glass. Pour a measure of alginate into a container, amounting to about half of the casing. Pour two measures of water onto the powder and mix thoroughly for one minute. Don't worry if any lumps form, as this won't affect your mould in any way. Pour the mixture over the object.
  2. Wait 5 to 10 minutes for the preparation to set: It needs to stay flexible, but should be about as firm as jelly. Slide a knife in between the edge of the glass and the mould, to create a kind of suction effect. Remove the alginate mould from the casing and pull out the plasticine from the bottom. Cut the alginate mould open lengthways, making sure not to damage the object.
  3. Pierce the bottom of the plastic glass using the cutter. Place the two parts of the mould side by side in the casing. Turn the glass over, with the hole in the bottom facing you. Prepare and pour plaster into the mould through the opening created in the plasticine. Wait for half an hour for the plaster to dry, then remove the alginate mould once again from its casing. Separate the two parts once again and remove the plaster. Sand lightly with sandpaper if necessary. Repeating the operation, you can use the mould a maximum of three times.

Moulding, auxiliary: Siligum

It is easy to mould and reproduce all sorts of objects. The choice of the moulding product depends on the shape and consistency of the subject, casting materialand the number of copies desired. Measure out 1 part blue component (resin) to one part white component (hardener). Mix quickly (30 seconds) by rolling the mixture as a rod. The mixture should have a light blue uniform colour. Make a ball and crush the object laid flat by covering it with a layer of 3 to 4 mm thick. For larger objects make a shell with the plaster strips.Working time: 2 to 3 min;Setting time: about 5 min at a temperature of about 23 °C from the time the impression was made. To have more time for application, place the paste in the refrigerator for around 1 hour before making the mixture. Pour the reproductive material: plaster, crystal resin, reconstituted stone; unmould after drying. Let dry and decorate.Molten lead (melting temperature 328°C) can be poured into a Silligum mould. The Silligum mix (A+B) can withstand a maximum temperature of 200°C.The moulds made with Silligum (A+B) are not suitable for contact with food.

Moulding, auxiliary: Demoulding Vaseline

Brushed onto the mould before casting, it simplifies the demoulding of crystal resin and protects the moulds. It is also used to protect the eyelashes and eyebrows, before moulding the face with alginate or with plastered strips.

Moulding, auxiliary: Latex

Apply the latex with a brush on the object to be moulded. At first, you will have taken care to protect your brushes by coating them with dishwashing liquid. Allow the first layer to dry 10 minutes. Apply a second coat. On this layer still wet, place the gauze to strengthen the mould and immediately apply a third layer on top. Allow to dry 10 minutes and apply a fourth layer. Allow to dry 6 hours. Using Gédéo’s plaster strips, make a supporting shell. Demould the shell once dry. To prevent the latex from sticking to itself, sprinkle the outside of mould with Gédéo’s Demoulding Talc and unmould. Pour the reproductive material: plaster, crystal resin, reconstituted Gédéo. Unmould. Let dry and decorate.

The maximum temperature that a latex mould can withstand is 50°C. To thin the latex, you can add up to 5% of water, stirring slowly.