- Quikwood is a two part resin. When mixed together you have about 20 minutes of open time before it begins to cure. It will fully cure in 24 hours.
- Only cut off as much as you need at a time.
- Make sure it is thoroughly mixed together (no swirls of color) or it will not cure.
- Do not wear jewelry especially rings when working with QW.
- Apply Avon Silicone Glove before starting and as needed when working with the QW.
- Use DecoArt Extender to blend QW being careful not to use too much or it will make your QW gummy.
- Before painting wipe surface with baby wipe to remove any oils.
- Apply first coat of paint mixed with Adhesion Medium.
Video on Quikwood Basics:
Mix 1/4” QW and roll into a ball. Gently flatten with palm and pinch edges between fingers to flatten. Lay on top of head (pointy end of egg) and gently pat into place. Blend edges onto Styrofoam. Allow to cure. Repeat for other frog.
Mix 1/8”of QW and divide into 2. Pick the nicest side for the face and then line up and insert two dowels into bottom. They should be about ½” apart at the top and go out a little at the bottom. Roll piece of clay into a 1” coil and wrap around the top of the leg. Blend top edge into Styrofoam and then blend clay down on leg. Use extender if needed. Allow to cure. Repeat for other frog.
Eyes and covering body:
Mix ¼” of QW and pull off two small balls about ¼” to make eyes for frog. Make sure they are the same size. Place on top front of face and then gently pat into place. With remaining clay pull off a small piece and pinch and flatten and then place on Styrofoam until all the Styrofoam is covered. Mix up additional clay if needed. Allow to cure. Repeat for other frog.
Freddy’s coat tails:
Mix 1/8” of QW and roll into a coil about 1 ¼” long. Lay parchment paper over pattern and flatten onto pattern filling in the shape. Cut down center with Exacto knife. Allow to sit 5 minutes. Lift tails from paper and attach to back of frog. Blend top back onto frog. Bend tails up, keep checking until they cure.
Flowers and Candy:
Mix 1/8” of QW and roll into a ball and flatten. Using small heart cutter cut out, this will be your box of candy. Reroll excess clay and flatten. Using two smallest flower cutters cut out flowers. Keep rerolling and cutting out flowers until you have used all of your clay. Press tool or pencil in center of flowers.
To make bouquet mix up 1/8” of QW and divide into 4. Roll one of the pieces into a coil about 1 “long. Using exacto knife press small lines into coil to resemble stems. Take second piece of clay and roll into a ball and attach to the top of the stems. Pull off small pieces from remaining clay and roll into a ball, then into a small cone. Flatten cone to make leaf and attach to ball. Begin adding flowers and small leaves. If you want more flowers above the others roll a small ball and place between flowers attaching flower to top.
Finishing Freddy’s Jacket:
Mix 1/4” of QW and roll into a coil about 5” long. Lay center of coil to back of neck and bring around to front positioning the coil as you would like the collar to lie. Once you are satisfied, begin pressing and flattening collar. Using exacto knife, place notch on each side to form lapels. Use one notch to make a leaf and place on his left lapel and then press a flower in place. Divide other clay from notch and divide into 2. Roll into buttons and place on coat.
Mix 1/4” of QW and divide in 2. While waiting 5 minutes, draw around waist of body where the top of the skirt would be. Place a piece of parchment paper up to line and secure with tape or staple. This is to prevent the arms from sticking to the body so you can slip the skirt in place. Roll each piece into a coil about 2 ½” long. Flatten ends of hands. Using pointy tool, divide hands in three by pushing up at two points. Then pick up and shape with your fingers.
Place arms on each side and gently press top of arms in place. Bend at elbows and have hands connect like she is aww of the candy and flowers. Shape arms making sure they are standing out where skirt would touch.
Mix 1/4” of QW and divide in 2. Wait 5 minutes. Roll each piece into a coil about 2 ½” long. Flatten ends of hands. Using pointy tool, divide hands in three by pushing up at two points. Then pick up and shape with your fingers.
Mix up a sliver of QW to attach flower and candy to him. The flowers will be in his right hand and the candy under his left arm. Place arms on each side and gently press top of arms in place. Bend right hand at elbow, attach flowers to body with QW and wrap hand around stem. Place box of candy on body and bend left elbow and wrap arm over bottom of candy with hand on side. Allow to cure.
Adding her flower halo:
Mix sliver of QW and pull off half. Roll into coil about 1 ½” – 2 “long. Lay coil on her head and wrap around into a circle. Pull off small pieces of clay and roll into a ball and then a cone. Flatten cones to make leaves and attach to halo then add flowers. Add as many leaves and flowers as you would like. Allow to cure
Mix 1/4” of QW and divide into 2. Stand frog on parchment paper and mark where dowel is on the paper. Roll each piece of clay into a coil about 1” – 1 ¼” long. Let sit 5 minutes. Lie on parchment paper and gently flatten front of coil. Using pointy tool, divide hands in three by pushing up at two points. Then pick up and shape with your fingers. Place frog legs into back of feet and use paint bottles to hold into place until it cures.
Mix 1/8” of QW and divide into 2. Wrap around bottom on leg next to foot. Blend onto foot and up leg. Allow to cure.
If your frog is not standing straight, mix a sliver of QW and attach small piece to area of foot you need to make higher. Blend into place and allow to cure.
Frog House – Getting Started:
Cut piece of scrape book paper to the size of your salt container. I cut mine 5 ¼” x 11 ½” which allowed for a ½” of overlap in the back. Use DecoPage and glue to container. When dry cover paper with another coat of scrapbook paper.
For roof cut 4” Styrofoam ball in half. Using knife cut off excess Styrofoam from top to create a fat cone shape. Allow a little rim at the bottom.
Mix ¾” of QW and roll into a coil that will go around the bottom of the roof. Keep rolling and checking until your coil is long enough. Then press into bottom edge of roof. Keep pressing and flattening, then pull clay up over top and down over bottom to create a smooth edge .
Mix ¼” of QW and go around bottom edges of roof. Pull off thin piece on clay and blend into place.
Mix ¼” of QW and go around top edge of roof. Pull off thin piece of clan and blend into place. Mix more QW if needed.
Frog House – Door & Windows:
Trace outline of door and windows on house. Mix ½” of QW. Lay parchment paper over pattern. Roll QW into a coil about the height of the door. Begin pressing and patting to fill in door. Allow to sit 5 minutes. Lift door and place on house. Reshape if needed.
For window trim mix ¼” of QW and divide into two. Roll into a coil about 3” long and wrap around window pattern on house. Align and then pat into place. Repeat for second window.
For the door trim mix up 3/8” of QW and roll into a coil about 9” long. Pick up and lay center at top of door, then bring down each side and stretch if needed. Align and pat into place.
For the window sills mix 1/8” of QW and divide in two. Roll into a coil about 1” long. Lay under window and press into place.
For the finishing touches mix ¼” of QW. Pull off two small balls a little smaller than ¼”. Roll each into a small cone and place on the top center of door to make heart. Gently pat into place. Pull off small piece for knob and place on door. Pull off two small pieces and roll into a coil for door hinges.
On top of door frame pull off small ball and roll into a cone, and place with point up on top of door. Then place two small balls on each side of cone and pat into place. Add two smaller ball s to each side. Pat into place.
At bottom of door frame place ball a little larger than a ¼”. Then add a smaller ball on the outside edge and one on top. Repeat for other side.
On top of window frame place small ball smaller than ¼” and place on top center of window frame. Add a smaller ball on each side. Repeat for other window. Add two small balls where window frame meets sill. Pull off two small balls and roll each into small frame, position on window sill to make heart. Gently press into place. Repeat for other window.
Using tool or pencil point insert into all the balls that were added to the house. Do not add holes to door know, center point on door frame and hearts.
Frog House – Flower on Roof:
To make flower on roof mix 1” of QW and divide into 3 equal balls and also mix ½” of QW and divide in two. Turn timer on to 10 minutes once you have the QW mixed up. Lay parchment paper over pattern. Using the larger balls of clay and the large petal pattern; roll piece of clay into a coil with pointy ends about the length of the pattern. Press and pat and fill pattern. Make two more petals the same size using the two larger pieces of clay. Make two smaller petals the same way using the smaller pieces of clay on the smaller patterns. Wait for timer to go off.
Pick up petals and place on roof having tips curl up. Pull petals together at top and form into a point. Keep checking tips so that they are curled up. If you have some spaces on the roof that are not covered with clay, mix up a sliver and place on roof.
Frog House – Finishing:
To attach the roof mix 3/8” – ½” of QW and roll into a coil about 8” long. Place coil on roof starting in front and going to back. Decide the front of the roof and then press onto house. Allow to cure.
Mix 3/8” of QW and roll into a coil about 9” long. Allow to sit 5 minutes. Lift coil and starting about 2 “ from end wrap around top of flower with tip going up. Wrap around again and then wave and curl remaining piece of clay.
Mix ¼” of QW begin pulling off small balls and place between petals on the roof to resemble stamen. Add about 3 – 5 between each petal, making them different sizes.
Go around roof line and place balls randomly the whole way around. Place point of tool or pencil in each.
Mix paint with adhesion medium and paint all the areas that have QW on them and also inside the windows.
Use chalk pencil and mark lines for clothes:
Freddy –Draw a line from the back of his tails around to the front of the coat under buttons.
Freda – Draw a line from the top of her shoulder down the front and back of her arm. On front draw line from the top of the shoulder to the other shoulder having it curve down in the front. On the back draw a line going from shoulder to shoulder with it dipping down in the back. Draw a line around her waist to indicate the bottom of her top.