- 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.
Video on Quikwood Basics:
Sculpting on the Girls:
Nose on Ginger and Angie:
To place the nose on our doll mix up 1/4″ of QW and roll into a cone 2″ long. Lay in the center of the face, if it will not stick, place a few drops of glue on the wood and then lay in place. Blend if needed. Cut off tip of nose to strengthen and blend if needed. Allow to cure.
Video for nose:
- To make the hair for Ginger cut 1 1/8″ of QW. Each 1/8″ will make a curl. Divide into 9 and roll into 2 1/4″ coils. Roll each coil into a curl. I made 6 going clockwise (CW) and 3 counter clockwise (CCW).
- Cut 3/8″ of QW and roll into a coil about 5″ – 6″ long and lay across head and down sides – this is attached to the sides of the head next to the top. Attach curls to it with three CW going across the top of the head and three CW going down the left side. Leave a little space and put the three remaining curls down her right side. Allow to cure.
Video for curly hair:
Ginger – Dress Neckline/ Collar:
- Cut 1/8″ of QW. I used Sculpty Flowers and Leaves mold to made the small petals of the flower. Spray the mold with cooking oil and pull off a small piece of clay and press into the mold. I used the smallest smooth petals. Release and continue making petals until you have 8 or 9. Allow to cure.
- Mix up 1/8″ of QW to make leaves. This time I will use the largest leaf with veins. Again spray the mold and press about 1/4 of the clay into the mold. Release and make a second one. Lay leaves on each side of neckline and allow tips to extend over edge of dress.
- Mix 1/4″ of QW and roll into a ball. Lay between leaves and press slightly. Insert petals around edges. Insert small finger, tool or paintbrush handle into center.
- With remaining QW left over from making the leaves make two more leaves that are the same style but smaller. Lay across shoulder (optional). Allow to cure.
Video for making collar:
- Cut 3/4″ of QW and roll into a coil about 6″ long. this will be the bun of her hair. Begin wrapping around your finger to make a bee hive and then attach to top of head.
- For the sides and tendrils mix up 1/2″ of QW and divide in 2. Roll each piece into a coil about 3″ long, making the one end skinny. Start laying at the top and wave hair back and forth as you go down the side of the face. Allow to cure.
Video for Angie’s hair:
Making angel wings:
- Transfer placement lines on wings and also where shoulders would be.
- Mix up 1/4″ of QW and divide into 4. Roll each piece into a coil about 1″ long and place on top 4 sections of wings. I used super glue gel to hold each one in place. Press slightly and repeat for top four sections on opposite side.
- Mix up 1/4″ of QW and divide into 4. Roll each piece into a coil about 1″ long and place on next 4 sections of wings. Press slightly and repeat for top four sections on opposite side.
- Mix up 1/4″+ of QW and divide into 6. Roll each piece into a coil about 1″ long and place on 3 remaining sections on each side of wings. Press slightly and allow to cure.
Video for making angel wings:
Making Bird for Angel:
- Cut 1/4″ of QW and roll into a ball. Lay on top corner of wood and pat into place. Blend at edge to wood. Cut piece of wire for antenna about 3″. Shape by bending into small circle then a larger circle. Bend back and insert into head. Remove wire and allow to cure.
Video for making head:
Adding Beak to Bird and Creating Legs:
- To make feet Mix up 1/8″ of QW and flatten on parchment paper using the palm of your hand. Using the next to the largest Kemper star clay cutter cut two stars. Lay point of toothpick on star between two points. Lift and lay adjoining two points up on toothpick. As clay starts to cure, shape feet and legs.
- For beak pull off a piece of clay and make a 1/4″ ball. Lay on finger and shape with finger and thumb to make pyramid shape. Lift and lay on center of face. Blend edges into face. Reshape as needed. Set timer for about 10 minute and then come back and open mouth.
- Using exacto knife begin cutting at tip and going back. Repeat of other side and then use knife to lift mouth open. Reshape mouth if needed.
Video for feet and beak:
Bird Wings and Tail:
- To make the tail cut 1/8″ of QW and roll into three cones about 3/4″ – 1″ long. Flatten slightly and allow to cure.
- To add the tail cut 1/8″ of QW and roll into a ball. Lay on the back of the bird and blend edges into wood on the front. Insert tail feathers into QW.
- For the wings cut 1/4″ of QW and divide into two. Separate into three pieces with each being a little smaller.
- Roll the largest piece into a cone about 3/4″ long. Roll two more cones each a little smaller and lay beside the first cone. Push gently together. Do the same thing for the top wing with the cones slightly longer. Position top wing on parchment paper and lay bird on top of it, then position other wing on front of bird.
Video for making wings and tail:
Attaching Bird Legs”
- Shorten legs if desired, I cut 1/2″ off of mine. Cut 1/8″ of QW and divide in two. Pinch into a triangle shape and attach to bottom back of bird. Add other piece in front of attached piece. Insert legs into clay. Allow to cure.
Video for attaching legs:
- Mix up 1/4″ of QW and divide in two. Roll one piece into a cone about 1″ long and place slightly below center of face. Shape if needed.
- Pull off two 1/4″ ball of clay for eyes and position and pat slightly in place. If you are having trouble with the clay sticking to the wood place a little super glue gel down first.
- Roll 5 more balls for the mouth. I like to have mine a little incremented with the largest in the bottom center and smaller ones as it goes up the sides. Allow to cure.
Video for making face:
- Cut 1/4″ of QW and pull off 1/4″ ball. Begin pressing and pulling to create a pear shape. Cut off tip of toothpick and push in clay. Take ball of clay that was pulled off and divide in two. Roll into ball and then pinch to make cone shape and flatten. attach to each side for wings. Allow to cure.
Video for making bird:
Making Hair for Snowlady:
- Start with a piece of parchment paper about 4″ high x 8″ wide.
- Cut 3/8″ of QW and blend together.
- Pull off a very small piece of QW and roll into a coil about 1/2″ – 5/8″ long. You will be making pine that is 3 and 5 point. Lay all of your pieces from side to side on the parchment paper. The rounded end will be the tips of your pine. Lay first cone on paper. Lay the second piece slightly back from the first piece and to the right. Pinch the back of the piece to the first piece. Create the next piece and place across from the second piece on the left. Again pinch to attach to the center piece. If you are making a 5 point piece attach two more pieces. Make sure you have a tail on each piece, this is what you will use to attach to head of snowlady.
- Continue making 3 and 5 point pieces of pine until you have used all of your clay. You should have about 9 piece. You will probably use more 3 point pieces
- Pick up the parchment paper and roll loosely into a tube about 2″ wide. Stand on end. Hold the top of the paper together with a paper clip. This will allow all your pieces to have a slight curve. Allow to cure.
Video for making Hair:
I find it easier to paint my pine before attaching them to my girl. Paint a wash of Hauser Medium Green on both sides.
Attaching bird, hair, and Berries:
- Cut 1″ of QW and roll into a 4″ coil. Place across top of head and down sides.
- Place the off to the side on the top.
- Insert pine into QW. I arrange mine so they are going down like hair would grow. If needed use a little Super Glue Gel to hold in place.
- Cut 1/4″ QW. Pull off small pieces and roll into coils and place in front of the bird to create the nest. Pull off small pieces for berries and roll into balls. Attach to clay between pine and in front of nest. Allow to cure.
Video for adding bird, pine and berries:
Boots and socks:
- Mark a line 2″ from the bottom of the foot. Cut 1/2″ of QW and divide in two. Make two coils about 1 1/2″. Lay on top of line and flatten with your hand until almost 1/2″ wide. Wrap excess around legs. Using tool or knife place ribbing lines on socks.
- Cut 1/4″ of QW and divide in two. Divide each piece into three and roll into balls. Put a drop of glue on side of boots and attach buttons. I used two on each side. Pat into place and allow to cure.
Video for socks and boots: