- 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:
Cut ½” QW and roll into ball. Place parchment paper over pattern. Lay clay in center of pattern and begin pressing and patting with palm of hand until clay fills the pattern. Apply more pressure on outside edges since you are creating a dome shape. Allow to cure.
For the top of the legs mix ½” of QW and divide into 2. Lay parchment paper over pattern with wood shape on top. Roll clay into two balls then into two short cones and place over pattern. Begin pressing and patting until clay fills shape of pattern, keeping clay thinner at the bottom. Blend top onto wood. Using a pointy tool or pencil place a hole in bottom of each leg.
To make the bottom half of the legs mix ½” of QW and divide into 2. Roll each into a coil about 3” long with a pointy toe. Slightly flatten top of leg and use tool and put hole in top of each leg. Allow to cure.
Bottom of dress:
Mix ¾” of QW and roll into a coil 4 ½” – 5” long. Lay on parchment paper and begin flattening with palm. Press down on back edge of coil to make a bevel, making sure to keep the edge straight. Use blade to straighten if needed. The coil should now be about ¾” wide. Square off edges and allow to sit 5 minutes.
Lift clay off of parchment paper and lay beveled edge about ½” from bottom. Gently pat top into place. Pick up edges of skirt and begin pinching and pulling to create ruffle. If desired pinch edges to make them thinner. Allow to sit 2 more minutes and then make final adjustments. Keep an eye on the edges until the clay is cured.
Mix 1/8” of QW and let sit 5 minutes. Roll into a coil 5” long. Lay on top of ruffle and pat into place. Using exactor knife place an indent every 1/8”. Allow to cure.
Nose & Hair:
Mix ¼” of QW and allow to sit 5 minutes, this will make it easier to sculpt facial features and hair. Pull off ¼” ball of clay and roll into a cone for nose. It should cover about ¾ of the face. Use blade to flatten bottom of nose.
To make hair pull off ¼” ball of clay and roll into a coil, then wind into a curl from the end. Lay on top side of face. Make another one for opposite side and then repeat for bottom curls. Laying bottom curls under top curls. Pull smaller piece for top of hair and make into sideways 8 shape and lay across forehead.
Pull off small balls of clay place randomly in hair. Using tool or pencil press point into each ball to create curl. Allow to cure.
Mix ¼” of QW. Pull off small ball of clay for ball on top of flag. Place parchment paper over pattern and press clay to fill shape. Wait 5 minutes. Lift clay with point of toothpick on top and wrap around toothpick. Place ball on top of flag; use Super Glue Gel to attach if needed.
Lay flag on parchment paper and lift and wave. Allow to cure.
Arms & Finishing:
Mix ½”” of QW and divide into two coils each 4” long. Let lay for 5 minutes.
Align head and attach head using Super Glue Gel.
To make halo wrap wire around top of paint bottle and then pull a little smaller. Twist ends together, fold ends down and shape halo into oval. Trim off any excess wire. Mix up sliver of QW and pull off 1/3. Position halo and lay piece of clay over ends of halo to secure in place. Use remaining piece of clay and lay on back of head next to shoulders to help secure head.
Position arms on body. They should start at the shoulder and bend at the elbows. The one hand will wrap around the flag and the other hand will lay across the bottom of the flag pole. Since I want the flag to stand away from her body I laid the lid of the QW behind it. When positioned as desired, gently pat in place. Allow to cure. Note you could pull the hand out and then glue in place when completed. As I was working the flag came out of my angels hand and it was a lot easier to finish working and would have been easier to do the following steps.
To finish project mix up 1/8” of QW and pull off small ball for cuff and roll into a coil about 1/8” wide. Start on top of arm and wrap over wrist, cut excess off of bottom with exacto knife. Repeat for other arm. Place indents in cuff the same way as you did the bottom of the dress.
To make the bird on the halo divide clay in half. Roll piece into oval then begin pinching in front to make beak. Pinch from side to side and top to bottom. To make the tail pinch top to bottom. Lay bird on halo and then add small ball of clay to back of bird to hold in place. To make wing pull off small piece of clay and roll into small cone and then flatten. Attach to bird. Keep checking to make sure your bird stays in place.
If you enough clay left use it to attach a hook to the back of the head. Cut a small piece of wire and fold over, use clay to attach to the back of the head.