Beeswax is a remarkable wax because it does not melt readily. For example, it can stand temperatures up to 60oc. Suitable for furniture polish, candles, encaustic and batik painting. Encaustic painting - also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid/paste is then applied to a surface — usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials are often used. Batik painting - It is common for people to use a mixture of beeswax and paraffin wax. The beeswax will hold to the fabric and the paraffin wax will allow cracking, which is a characteristic of batik. Wherever the wax has seeped through the fabric, the dye will not penetrate. Sometimes several colours are used, with a series of dyeing, drying and waxing steps.
Pewter is a soft metal and due to its low melting point (approximately 230 degrees centigrade) it is suitable for casting. It is popular for small sculptures, candlesticks and even jewellery.
Pewter can be purchased as ingots and is a very exciting activity for middle and senior school students.
Available in 3 kilo ingots.Please note this is an approximate weight and 3 kilos may differ by a few grams.
It is very close to 3 kilos but may not be exactly 3 kilos.
Pewter can be tipped into carved clean plaster for easy moulding.
Lost wax-casting is another process by which pewter is cast from a students original wax sculpture made from modelling wax.
Casting Pewter is 92% tin and 8% antimony.
Insta-Mold 340gm Can makes perfect reproductions in minutes. Instamold mixes with water and forms a ready to use mold in minutes. Once mixed, place the item to be reproduced into instamold compound, then remove it and this will leave an impression or mold of an item, then pour any casting medium.
Instamold can be used on any three dimensional object. It is non-toxic and safe for skin when making body parts. One can makes up to 3.8 Litres of working mixture.
This suitable for casting hands and feet of infants and small children as well as many other small objects as it is non-toxic.
Casting plaster 20kg Bag for making plaster molds.
PLEASE NOTE:If you are not in Melbourne Metro or Geelongyou will be charged extra postage as product is very heavy we will contact you for an extra payment.
Sculpt-It is white modelling mix that combines the best features of clay, plaster and papier mâchè.
Supplied in powder form, add water and cast or model with fingers or tools.
It doesn’t shrink, adheres to most surfaces and may be used to build up relief sculpture. Sculpt-It may be cast in sand, plastic or rubber moulds.
When dry, this medium may be sawed, carved or nailed.
Decorate with any paint. Not suitable for use as outdoor sculpture.
Sculpt-It is in a 10kg Box.