Acrylic Sculpture: a 10 Minutes Hand Project

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I generally tend to overthink things so for fun, I decided to make something quickly and intuitively. I basically just played around with this material.

The beauty about acrylic is that it can look like glass sometimes and because I don't really have access to working with glass, I decided to experiment with acrylic.

Step 1: Acrylic Sculpture

This can be a really quick and fun project... make sure you realize the potential harm in heating up toxic material though. Please do not use the same oven you heat Acrylic in to cook food... (Please note my license terms above)

Step 1: Heat your selected Acrylic piece for 3 minutes or until it is as malleable as you need it to be.

Step 2: Bend the sheet into a U-shape by bringing the edges together.

Step 3: Hold the U-shaped Acrylic piece into position for a few seconds.

Step 4: Pinch/squeeze the upper part to form a "neck". Hold in place with one hand and in the meantime, use the free hand to complete step 5.

Step 5: Using your free hand, fold the upper edges outward, forming a "collar".

Step 2:

Step 1: Heat your selected Acrylic piece for 3 minutes or until it is as malleable as you need it to be.

Step 2: Bend the sheet into a U-shape by bringing the edges together.

Step 3: Hold the U-shaped Acrylic piece into position for a few seconds.

Step 4: Pinch/squeeze the upper part to form a "neck". Hold in place with one hand and in the meantime, use the free hand to complete step 5.

Step 5: Using your free hand, fold the upper edges outward, forming a "collar".

Step 3:

Step 1: Heat your selected Acrylic piece for 3 minutes or until it is as malleable as you need it to be.

Step 2: Bend the sheet into a U-shape by bringing the edges together. Step 3: Hold the U-shaped Acrylic piece into position for a few seconds. Step 4: Pinch/squeeze the upper part to form a "neck". Hold in place with one hand and in the meantime, use the free hand to complete step 5. Step 5: Using your free hand, fold the upper edges outward, forming a "collar".

Step 4:

Step 1: Heat your selected Acrylic piece for 3 minutes or until it is as malleable as you need it to be.

Step 2: Bend the sheet into a U-shape by bringing the edges together.

Step 3: Hold the U-shaped Acrylic piece into position for a few seconds.

Step 4: Pinch/squeeze the upper part to form a "neck". Hold in place with one hand and in the meantime, use the free hand to complete step 5. Step

5: Using your free hand, fold the upper edges outward, forming a "collar".

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    jtbmetaldesigns.

    17 days ago

    Acrylic is one of the few polymers that are relatively non toxic. As long as your tentative and don’t allow the acrylic to get too hot, you can heat it in your oven. The odor is slight and will not hang around after plastic is removed. Use aluminum sheet or heat resistant glass to support your acrylic of coarse.

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    azizkresask11r

    Reply 2 years ago

    Hi, this was a 1/4" acrylic. It was thick and I only heated it to the point where it felt bendable but not flimsy... Let me know if you try it.