- 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.
Video on Quikwood Basics:
Angel Wings & Halo:
Mix 1/8’ QW and pinch between fingers to flatten. Cut one wing using small heart clay cutter. Remove excess clay and reroll and cut second heart. Lay with points slightly overlapping and gently press together.
For halo cut 4” piece of wire and wrap around something to get ½” halo. I used the top of my glue bottle. Twists ends of wire together and then bend down. Cut off excess wire.
Mix sliver of QW and divide into 3. Insert dowel into Styrofoam ball. Roll one piece of QW into a coil about 1” long and wrap around dowel next to ball. Blend top of QW onto ball, then blend bottom of QW down dowel, use extender if needed. Blend until smooth. Repeat for other two tie-ons. Allow to cure.
To cover heads mix up 1/2” of QW and divide into 3. Roll each piece into a ball and then begin pressing and patting between fingers to flatten. Lay against ball and then begin pressing and pulling until ball is covered. Pat and roll between hands to smooth surface, if needed use extender. Repeat for other two.
Insert halo into top of angel’s head. Cut toothpick to about ¾” and insert into center of snowman’s face. Allow to cure.
Noses and Start Snowman hat:
Mix ¼” of QW and pull off two small balls about ¼” to make noses for Santa and Angel. Roll ball into a cone about ½” – ¼” lone. Place on face centered from side to side with bottom of nose slightly below center of face. Use clay scraper to flatten end of nose. Allow to cure.
Roll remaining clay into a cone about ¾” long. Flatten wide end of cone with finger. Use pointy tool or pencil and insert into bottom of cone. Begin turning to enlarge opening. Continue until the cap will fit on the snowman head. Place on head and gently blend hat onto head, making sure to keep point on top. Allow to cure.
Starting Santa’s hat:
Mix 1/4” of QW and roll into a cone about 2” long. Flatten wide end of cone with finger. Use pointy tool or pencil and insert into bottom of cone. Begin turning to enlarge opening. Continue until the cap will fit on the snowman head. Place on head and gently blend hat onto head. Keep point standing up for about 10 minutes.
While waiting mix 1/8” QW and pull off1/4’ ball. Roll clay into a coil about 3 inches long and wrap about bottom of hat. Gently flatten with hand.
Check to see if top of hat is getting warm, if so bend to the side with the point turning up. Wait five more minutes to attach ball.
Place small hole in ball with tool and add a drop of glue. Add to hat and reshape if needed. Allow to cure.
Finishing Snowman hat:
Mix 1/8” of QW and pull off a ¼” ball. Roll remaining clay into a coil about 3” long. Lay at bottom of hat and gently pat with your hand. Using exacto knife put vertical rib lines on hat band. Go back and cut down from top of each rib line and then from bottom of each rib. This will give your ribs more shape.
Using tool place a hole in ball and then add a drop of glue. Place on top of hat, reshape if needed.
Mix 1/4” of QW and roll into a cone about 2” long. At the top begin pushing down in center and pull up side burns on sides. Lay on parchment paper and gently flatten. Wait a 10 minutes before attaching to face.
Lift beard and place on face leaving enough room under nose for mustache. Pull sides up to hat band. Lift beard and have it wave up and down with the end curling up. Allow to cure.
Mix 1/8” of QW and roll into a fat coil about 1” long. Wrap around neck next to head and attach together in the back. Place ribs on collar like you did for the band of his hat. Allow to cure.
Angel Hair and Heart:
Mix 1/8” of QW and pull off ¼” balls for hair. Lay at top of head and around face. I had 7. Using tip of tool push into front of balls to create curls. Pull off small ball about 3/8” and lay on center of heart wings. Blend edges to heart, then insert dowel in center and blend clay over top. Use additional clay if needed. Allow to cure.
For heart mix 1/8” of QW and divide into two, Roll each piece into ¾” cone and lay first cone on one side and then second cone next to it. Allow to cure.
Mix sliver of QW and pull off two small balls about 1/16” Roll each into a small cone for eyebrows and press to bottom of hat band. For the mustache pull off two balls about ¼” and roll into a cone about ½” ¾” lay fat part of each cone under nose and gently press into place.
Allow to cure
Mix ½” of QW and divide into 3 equal balls. Allow to sit for about 10 minutes. Place hole into ball using pointy tool. Place glue into hole and then place on end of dowel. Reshape if needed. Repeat for other two. Allow to cure.