Worbla’s® Crystal Art
(WCA) – the transparent
thermoplastic pearls for filigree casting and emblazed treasures from Cast4Art!
the products of the Worbla’s® Art Series
it is declared to be non-toxic and solvent-free. Worbla’s® Crystal Art is not as hard as regular plastics
are. It stays a little softer and flexible.
material is activated by heat (best approx. 110°C / 230°F) using a heat gun,
hardens after about 10 minutes while staying transparent and can be reactivated
at any time! Because of the working heat it is strongly advised wearing
working gloves with rubberized fingers while working with it!
product is very easy to handle: Put some of the WCA pearls into a bin (e.g. baking paper or a silicone mould) and
use a heat gun for activation. After the pearls became sticky and soft you can
use e.g. silicone moulds and others or modelling tools for creating all
different kind of fantastic things (remember: heat protection!)
glue and sticks very well to itself and to other products of the Worbla’s® Art Series.
spray-paint, mirror colours or iDyePoly (Jacquard Products) can be used for colouring the WCA’s surface. Glitter or water-based
body paint can be kneaded with the material while it is activated.
Using iDyePoly you can even dye the pearls
themselves: Put the WCA into a metal
wire (no plastic!) and dip them into the hot water containing the dye - after
some minutes you can reactivate and use the dyed pearls without any mess
because the dye stays inside the material even while activated.
This means using
the Worbla’s® Crystal Art
you can fabricate extremely filigree surfaces which are flexible but inherently
stable and might be wonderfully emblazed.
its surface with a “Brûlée“torch or a flare match for a second makes dull spots
shiny again – surely clear lacquer works as well!
knead the Worbla’s® Crystal Art
too much, this produces air bubbles. To get mostly rid of them again, place the
activated material between baking paper and use a rolling pin.
the Worbla’s® Crystal Art
for the first time it‘s strongly advised to watch the official how to use video (with English subtitles)!
solvent-free and contains no hazardous substances
stays transparent and “rubber-like” after hardening
perfectly with moulds (e.g. silicone and duroplastic plastics) and can be modelled
heat protection!) and clean handling, also for beginners
be reactivated with heat any time (best approx. 110°C / 230°F)
be dyed directly or coloured afterwards
time up to several minutes, depending on the time of exposure of the heat
a heat-activated glue
can be re-used and under normal conditions it can be stored for years