Air Dry Clay

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Jovi Air Dry modelling clas harden by themself when exposed to air. This makes these clays ideal for use in classroom environments for children from as young as 4 years old! It has a pleasant and fresh feel and it doesn’t stain in the way that regular clay does. It can be shaped by hand, stamped and cut or used over frames made of different materials such as wire or wood.

Just leave it to dry naturally in the air for 24 hours, thereby eliminating the need to use high temperature ovens. It can even be sanded and drilled after drying. Use acrylic paints, alcohol inks, pigments or varnish to finish off your creations.

The very low cost of this clay makes it an ideal medium for experimental work and larger projects too.

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Unleash Your Creativity with Air Dry Clay

Have you ever felt the urge to craft something beautiful with your hands but didn’t want the hassle of firing up a kiln or dirtying your home oven? If so, air dry clay might just become your new favourite crafting medium. This versatile material is a dream for artists and hobbyists alike, offering endless possibilities without the need for special equipment, or heat of any kind. Let’s dive into the world of air dry clay, exploring its wonders, creative potential, and answering some burning questions along the way.

What is Air Dry Clay?

Air dry clay is a type of modelling clay that dries and hardens naturally in the air, without the need for baking or firing. It’s composed of fine-grained materials like clay, talc, and other natural fibres, which enable it to retain its shape as it dries. This makes it ideal for sculpting, jewellery making, and various artistic projects.

How Does Air Dry Clay Work?

The magic of air dry clay lies in its moisture content. As the clay is exposed to air, the water evaporates, leaving behind a solid, durable object. It’s easy to shape, manipulate and sculpt, making it suitable for both beginners and experienced crafters. Once dry, air dry clay can be sanded, painted, and decorated to suit your creative vision.

Can You Paint Air Dry Clay?

Absolutely! One of the joys of working with air dry clay is its paintability. Once your creation has fully dried, you can use acrylic paints, watercolours, or other craft paints to add colour and detail. Just ensure the clay is completely dry and free of dust before applying paint for the best results.

Where to Buy Air Dry Clay

In Australia, finding quality air dry clay is a breeze. For a great selection and reliable service, check out Beads N Crystals, with our bead shop based in Australia. We offer a range of air dry clays suitable for various projects, from sculpting intricate figurines to crafting unique jewellery pieces.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can Air Dry Clay Go in the Oven?

No, air dry clay should not be baked in an oven. It’s designed to air dry naturally, and baking can cause the clay to crack or burn.

Will Air Dry Clay Stick to Wood, Canvas, or Plastic?

Air dry clay adheres well to porous surfaces like wood and canvas. For smoother surfaces like plastic, it’s best to use an adhesive or primer to ensure proper adhesion.

Can You Make Plant Pots with Air Dry Clay?

While air dry clay is suitable for many projects, making plant pots isn’t recommended unless you use a special sealant or waterproofing agent. Air dry clay is porous and may absorb water, potentially damaging the pot over time.

Air dry clay opens up a world of creative possibilities, allowing you to bring your artistic visions to life without the need for complex tools or techniques. Whether you’re sculpting miniature masterpieces or crafting bespoke jewellery, this accessible medium invites exploration and experimentation. So, grab a block of clay, unleash your imagination, and let your creativity take flight!

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