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31 Jan 2012 - 10:1878179
Apoxy help!
I am about to commence a costume that requires detailed jewellery type bits and have discovered that apoxy sculpt will be really good for this, but I've never used it before. Anyone got any helpful hints and tips for its use? Is it easy to work with? Can it be attached to fabric?

Thanks in advance

31 Jan 2012 - 11:1278180
From the website it looks a lot like milliput - another 2 part epoxy clay thing. If that's so, then it's easy to use, as long as you mix both parts together well, which is easier in small amounts. You can smooth it best with water. Once It's dry it can be sanded, painted glued etc. Just probably don't paint where you glue it to the fabric. Or you could make a little loop on the back and sew it on like a button? If you've got a lot of tiny detail it might be easiest to carve it in later if wetting it and using fine tools doesn't work.
Best of luck

31 Jan 2012 - 12:5278183
Don't know about apoxy but for sticking things to fabric I always use Gem Tac, which I get from haberdashery shops or eBay. Works perfectly every time.

31 Jan 2012 - 15:0978190
Apoxy is lovely. It's far better than Milliput, if a little pricey. (though that's not to say Milliput's bad, Apoxy is just VERY good)

It smooths and slicks with water (meaning when you are doing fine details, wet the surface and your tools will glide over the surface.)

The only downside, as with most two parters, thin sections and heavy parts need armature wire support.

02 Feb 2012 - 23:2878292
thanks guys! lots of very helpful things, does look a little pricey but seen some finished results and think it will be worth it

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