Mattarello ARABIC Mattarelli textured on clay, modeling pastes and stucco 252ES
Rolling pin ARABIC
Textured rolling pins able to press a continuous repeated pattern on clay and stucco. Made of transparent PMMA plastic with incredible non-stick properties. Non-toxic. They come in different textures that you can buy according to your specific needs.
Length: 14’50 cm (5′5 inches)
Diameter: 2″ 5cm (1 inch)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE:
1st – Properly mix the putty / clay until ready according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
2nd – Extend the putty / clay on a surface to be structured. For best results, make sure you have a smooth, even surface before impressing with bricks. It is recommended to use a simple rolling pin for this.
3rd – Depending on the type of putty / clay, it is recommended to wet the rolling pin to prevent it from sticking.
4th – Move the rolling pin slowly by applying the same pressure in all places for a uniform texture.
5th – Cut off any excess putty / clay with a sharp knife. It is recommended to do this once it has dried to avoid deformations in the putty / clay.
There are many stuccoes and clays on the market, and all of them can be textured using the appropriate technique.
Usually polymer clay (such as Fimo or Sculpey) is quite simple to work with these bricks as they allow easy correction of errors before they are cooked. If the goal is to make textured bases, it is recommended to use MDF bases, since it is possible to structure polymer clay directly on an MDF base, then put it all in the furnace, including the base. The cooking time of these clays is about 15 minutes at 150 ° C. MDF wood can leave a slight scent similar to that of toast, but do not be afraid that it will not burn!
In the case of epoxy fillers, there are a variety of techniques that achieve similar results. Good thing is it is not necessary to cook them, so they could be applied directly on plastic bases.
For Green Stuff putty, which is especially sticky, you need to lightly wet the putty or rolling pin with a little water before texturizing. You can also reduce viscosity by applying talc powder or using Sculptor Vaseline (LINK).
Other epoxy fillers such as Milliput putty, for example, are also suitable, but we do not recommend wetting them much since they will hinder your work. In addition, if the mixture is too sticky, it is better to continue kneading until the viscosity has disappeared.
For this type of epoxy putty, it is very important to properly clean the bricks after use.
After working with the bricks, use an anti-scratch brush (LINK) and plenty of water to clean any residue on the bricks.
To ensure safety, children should be carefully monitored by a responsible adult.