Working with Art Stone
Art Stone can be used in different ways. By mixing it with Paverpol you make a self-hardening clay. But you can also use the powder to give statues an appearance of stone.
For the stone effect, use Paverpol lead color. Of course you can also mix other Pavercolors.
Mix the colored Paverpol with as much Art Stone until you get a clay that no longer sticks to your hands. Apply a layer of Paverpol on your work. You now can apply all or a part of the clay on the Paverpol that is still wetr. Thick or thin, coarse or fine, just what you like. Make sure that the Paverpol on your artwork is not dry. If so, apply a layer of Paverpol again with the brush. If your workpiece is decorated with the clay , sprinkle a little powder over it and rub it well. If the surface has become too dry, apply some Paverpol with the brush. You can also sprinkle and rub some powder in the wet layer of Paverpol.
This stone effect is not suitable for outdoor use. If you want to place the workpiece outside, use a patina instead of powder that you make by mixing Pavercolor white with Josefine matt varnish. You apply this with the brush. With a piece of kitchen paper you wipe away the excess of patina. Let the workpiece dry and rub with a non-fluffy cloth.
Making jewelery is also a possibility: form pebbles of clay , punctur holes with a skewer, string lacing of leather through them.
You can work on a preformed figure of polystyrene foam, plaster, ecoshape, or aluminium foil (mask the foil with masking tape).
Art Stone is available in pots of 300 and 1250 grams.
You can combine Art Stone with Paverpol, Pavercolor, Paverplast and Paversand.
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