Worbla’s Crystal Art is the newest product to the Worbla lineup, offering a moldable, sculptable translucent plastic that can be used for gems, water effects, light diffusing and so much more! Finished pieces are incredibly flexible such as ice crystals that will bend with a bodysuit or claws that will flex but never break no matter how many steps you take. Crystal Art can be rolled out to thin strips or sculpted into simple shapes or pressed into molds and blended with other Worbla products for limitless potential. Painting and Tinting: You can paint Crystal Art, and it can be tinted with sharpies, alcohol inks, resin dyes and polyester dyes.
*Important! Unlike Deco Art, Crystal Art has a much higher activation temperature and thermal conductivity. In short: it’s hot! We suggest working with heat resistant gloves with latex or nitrile gloves overtop, and keeping your gloves and tools wet so that Crystal Art doesn’t stick to things or you. Crystal Art also has a memory like rubber, which means if it is stretched out and cooled, when re-heated it will want to ‘rebound’ to a more compressed shape. Keep this in mind when sculpting!
How does it work?
Worbla’s Crystal Art is similar to Worbla’s Deco Art: it comes in pellet form. You heat these pellets with a heat gun or other heat source to 110°C (230°F) and once activated, you can blend the pellets into a translucent workable material. Unlike Deco Art, Crystal Art remains translucent once cool, and thinner pieces are flexible.
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