Why BeeSPuttY ?
Why should I use BeeSPuttY instead of other polymer clays ?
Here comes my the answer:
The story of BeeSPutty
My name is Stefan Niehues-Ellermann, I have invented BeeSPutty and I am a comercial sculptor for the toy industry for nearly 20 years now. I have started working with 2 part epoxy putties. They work fine, but as in my case, my skin irritations got more an more an issue due to its toxic components in 2 part epoxies. You also have a small frame of time to work, because once the expoxy is mixed together it starts to cure. So I have always been sculpting in a hurry or in small sections. I have tried all kind of available polymer clays, but I did not get into their properties. Let me explain my problem with other polymer clays. Polymer clay is based on PVC. PVC in platisizer has equal physical properties as cornstarch in water. It's a nonnewtonian fluid (anomalviskos), that's the reason why it's not good for sculpting like a waterbased clay for example. If you sculpt waterbased clay or a soft sculpting wax around an armature and work on its surface with a sculptingtool you only affect the area you are working on with your tool. If you do this with a polymer clay you first will have problems to get it t stick firmly enough to your armature. If you managed that using an epoxie putty bondinglayer or what ever and try sculpt on an area of the surface you will move the whole block of polymer clay around your armature. You have to work with aluminiumfoil cores or what ever. This was very frustrating for me. With inventing BeeSPutty I have solved both of those problems to a possible maximum. BeeSPutty is a bit sticky, if you have conditioned it with your warm hands by kneading or using the "BeeSPutty IN plastic bag IN hot tab water IN thermo jar" trick it can be applied directly onto an armature or to itself, cured or uncured. If you still have probelms get it stick to your armature you can solve a bit of BeeSPuttY in Isopropanol alcohol with a bristol brush. Brush this liquid onto your armature. Let it dry. Now you have a thin film of BeeSPutty on your armature as a bondinglayer.
The second thing is I have had the properties of beeswax in mind and tried to get something similar to the sculptingproperties of natural beeswax. I also wanted to have a material, that once baked could also be carved, sanded and polishd in the best possible way. All this is based on the best ingredients I can get to make BeeSPuttY, no compromises on price with fillers or other components. My goal is best product for the job. If you get a pack of BeeSPuttY, put the needed amount of BeeSPuttY out of the box and condition it by kneading it with your warm hands until you feel the wonderful plasticity, now you're good to go and can just start your project. For sculpting always use an armature e.g. aluminium wire fixed to a block of balsa wood or wooden base. That makes it easier for you to handle the sculpt. You can smooth your sculpture using Isopropanol alcohol on a smooth brush. To cure, bake BeesPuttY in an oven at a maximum 140°C and leave it inside until it has cooled down to room-teperature. There are further baking instuctions available. BeeSPuttY can also be baked several times,should you like to work in layers, just repeat the previous steps from the baking instructions. The baked and cooled sculpture can be easily polished with a smooth brush to get a shiny, waxlike finish.
Enjoy sculpting with BeesPuttY,