Introduction: Coloring QuickCure Clay
What’s this magical Clay? QuickCure Clay is an amazing cure on demand Clay with countless uses.
I was first introduced to it several years ago and fell in love with the science behind the magic beige clay. Having tried many clays as a sculptor for large scale and small, I went on a hunt for a clay that didn’t need a kiln, didn’t look like plastic like polymer clay and that would stay pliable until it cured, but needed to cure quick, not hours like epoxy based. Then like the magic I described, the curtains opened, the spotlight was on and there in all it's greatness was QuickCure Clay. A cure on demand clay with a chemistry of frontal polymerization. What is that? Well, here is my take. The clay stays pliable but as soon as the heat (200°F or 93.3°C) is introduced to the clay it starts to cure in a traveling formation that one can only describe as a wildfire without the flame leaving a hard clay behind in seconds.
The clay was Invented by: LSU chemistry professor Mr. John Pojman and Licensed by: Ranger Ink.
Definition of frontal polymerization. The beginning of QCCQuickCure Clay QuickCure Clay is available in Natural or black. After working with the clay I decided to create more colors and here is a video to help you do the same. Follow the instructions on the clay and then implement my coloring tips so you too can make even more fun projects.
This Clay is roughly 5 times harder than other polymer clays, resembles pottery type clays but definitely in a lane of its own. It uses traditional modeling techniques and tools, but does require some practice, sculpt it, cure it, sand it, grind it, paint and polish it’s very versatile.
Thank you! The Juliart
Mixing containers ( portion
containers depends on your needs)
91% isopropyl alcohol
Baby powder or cornstarch (small amount)
Paper towels and wet wipes
A safe place to work.
Containers to store your finished colors in.
Step 1: Mixing in the Color
You will take a small piece of QuickCure Clay and put it into you small potion cup. Then add a little isopropyl alcohol, gently mix together. You will need to breakup the Clay as you mix. You are looking for the consistency of cookie dough or thinner if you are going to be piping the clay.
Now add a toothpick of universal tint and mix. Keep adding till you achieve your color choice.
Now let sit over night so that the alcohol will evaporate. This insures that the clay will stiffen some, making it easy to work with.
Your colored clay is ready to work with , add a little baby powder to your gloved hand and start forming.
Please follow all of Ranger Inks Clay instructions and you are on your way to creating unique pieces of art.
Thank you! The Juliart