Something completely new. Introducing Quick Cure Clay, a pliable clay formula that cures in minutes with just the use of a heat tool (craft heat gun or similar) - no need for a kiln or oven.
This revolutionary product is very strong and durable, 5x stronger than polymer clay, stronger than air-dried clay, and more comparable in strength to epoxy clay. It can support up to 6,000 lbs per square inch.
There is no mixing required, and the clay will not harden when left out uncured. It will not dry out!
Cured clay is water resistant. It is heat resistant to 350C (600F). It does not shrink, in fact, it expands slightly, making it good to cure in place in bezels.
Uncured clay bonds firmly to cured clay, so that you can make objects in stages, curing each component and then bonding it to the next as you go.
It adheres to wood, paper and some plastics for a very strong bond.
Use a heat proof surface to work on, i.e. teflon sheets
Alternately, you can use aluminum foil to cure on - especially useful if you need to prop a complex shape up while curing (like a lizard tail.)
Once cured, you can embellish it with your favourite technique, paint, alcohol ink, embossing powder, resin, patinas, etc.
More Stuff to know:
When cured, QCC is compatible with tin-cured and RTV silicones. Applying embossing powders right after cooling will create a glaze-like effect.Applying paint before the curing will dry the paint as it cures. Does not sag during curing. Can be sanded, drilled and machined.
To Use: Shape and mold the clay as you would any other type of clay. When ready to cure, heat the clay all over with a heat gun until the reaction starts. You will see a whiff of smoke. Stop heating. Allow the reaction to proceed. Do not touch - it will very hot (over 200C). Repeat if necessary if you see that not all of the item has cured. Allow to cool. That's it - you're done. The process, depending on the size of the item, takes about a minute.
Safety Notes: Cure in a well ventilated space. Wear gloves when handling the uncured clay as it may cause skin irritation. Read the cautions on the package.
Watch the Demo on Youtube (14 mins)
QuickCure clay cures by a process of frontal polymerization. Backgrounder info here.