METAL CLAY VENEER|
Metal Clay Veneer is a non-toxic solution which you mix with metal clay to create flexible textured sheets of metal clay, which can stay flexible for months, even years!
Metal Clay Veneer was invented by Jay Humphreys, a micro-biologist who saw a need for something like this in the metal clay market - we're so glad she took the time to come up with this! Have you ever tried to make something like a metal clay box, with a really detailed texture all the way around? If you have, I'm sure you would agree that it can be hard to keep the texture whilst you're trying to shape the box. The simplest way usually would be to create textured slabs, wait for them to dry individually, and then build the box, hoping that the texture still align - trying to not get any paste on the edges which could ruin fine detail. With Metal Clay Veneer, you just make a box, work on it until it is a perfect fit, and then you simply wrap your textured Veneer sheets around the core shape. You can cut them with scissors or a craft knife, or just tear of bits for interesting shapes. The dry metal clay veneer sheets feel a bit like rubber, so you can handle them so much easier than sheets of wet clay.
It is a great product for mixed media designs, including ones made with porcelain, ceramics, dichroic glass, fused glass, and irregular shapes of all sorts of materials. Perfect for wrapping broken shards of ceramics or glass.
You start by mixing the Metal Clay Veneer solution with your favourite type of metal clay to create a metal clay cream. Pinch of small pieces of metal clay and put them in the mixing pot which comes with the kit. Use the stirrer to make a smooth creamy solution (this can take up to a day so plan ahead). Pour the solution onto the textured surface you want to use, and leave it to dry. Carefully peel of the Veneer sheet. The sheet can be used straight away if applied to pieces which can be fired, like glass, porcelain, and stones. You can also fire the sheet on its own, and then apply it to designs which can't be fired, like resin, plastics, wood,polymer clay, using a chemical bond or resin.
Please note you need to fire metal clay veneer in a kiln.
Metal Clay Veneer is great used with gold clays, it offers a very economical way to create large pieces in gold. Create gold veneer sheets and wrap them around a silver core, or use the sheet on its own to create lightweight woven gold pieces.
Shops and instructors with wholesale enquiries, please contact SilverClay. We can also supply teacher's kits, suitable for Metal Clay Veneer workshops and classes.
||Metal Clay Veneer Kit
If it's the first time you're using Metal Clay Veneer, this is the product to choose. The kit contains everything you need to get started (apart from metal clay), including very detailed PDF instructions, full of photos, on a mini-CD.
2oz of Veneer Solution will mix up nearly five and a half 20gm packs of Art Clay 650 - enough to make loads of textured sheets! Comes with detailed instructions for all standard metal clay brands and types.Please note that the metal clay veneer has to be fired in a kiln.
Hold your mouse over the image for a large photo of what is included in the kit (the photo doesn't show the CD). The kit contains:
- 2oz Veneer Solution
- Instructional Mini-CD (can be played in all computers with a CD reader)
- 2 large mixing pots
- 1 small mixing pot (for making gold veneer)
- 2 measuring cups
- 2 stirrers
||Metal Clay Veneer Refill
Refill kit. Use this if you have already bought the Metal Clay Veneer Kit. Hold your mouse over the image for a large photo of what is included. The refill kit contains:
- 2oz Veneer Solution
- Small instruction sheet
- 1 measuring cup
- 1 stirrer
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