Thursday, March 25, 2010

One Hot Tip Before I Go


If you create assemblage art you know that the search for the perfect adhesive is an ongoing struggle. The truth is that different adhesives have to be used for different applications with different materials. But one of the biggest challenges in successfully producing assemblage art is knowing how to stick one thing to another thing to another thing...and on and on.

So I'm thrilled to share with you what has to be close to THE holy grail of adhesives. The product I have pictured is Apoxie Sculpt manufactured by Aves and it is a two part adhesive that needs to be mixed together by kneading two equal amounts for a couple of minutes until you have a sticky putty. The Apoxie Sculpt comes in several different colors, but I find black works best for my purposes. This putty will pretty much stick anything to anything. It helps to prep the surface by roughing it up if possible, but this stuff even sticks to glass or glazed ceramics. You can fill in hollow objects with the putty and then attach other objects protruding from the putty. You can press this stuff into molds and it will dry hard as rock with no shrinkage. You can stick a glob to the back of an object and stick a d-ring type hook into the putty and there you have a way to hang an object. And one of the best things about this product is that it is non toxic, and non stinky. Yes it will mess up your hands when you knead it together, but your hands wash clean with just soap and water.

I am leaving tomorrow for a visit to Santa Barbara (used to be my home many years ago). So I won't be posting again until I get back April 3. So until then...go stick something together!

8 comments:

NuminosityBeads said...

I guess this epoxy can't make you stick around!


Kim

Patricia Chapman said...

Yes Kim...that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

Anonymous said...

Thanks. I love you for sharing. Hurry back.

ArtSnark said...

going to check this out! thanks for sharing your secret weapon

rebecca said...

i am sticking to you like white on rice.
i had NO IDEA! that a "sculpt" clay could STICK it to it!

thank you for this and so much more...
enjoy beautiful santa barbara.

leighanna light said...

Ah, you finally tried it! Isn't it amazing stuff?
Happy travels... oh & I will be up at Christine's at the end of this month, let's talk when you get back.

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