Finishing Art Material List to Complete and Surface Your Sculpture:

  • Threaded rod, washers, nuts (make sure it fits existing holes in legs)

  • Mixing container

  • Two component polyurethane resin

  • Small funnel that fits into holes in piece.

  • Glues (two component epoxy and super glue)

  • Gesso to seal ceramic piece

  • Faux metal paints and cold patinas solution

  • Acrylic paints

  • Oil paints

  • Metal paints

  • Clear coat for finishing and protecting metal effects

  • Newspaper, masking tape (3/4" to 1" wide)

Recommended Tools List for Sculpture Work

  • Regular Art brushes (for water, acrylic, or oil painting)

  • Stipple brushes

  • Airbrush

  • 5 gallon bucket to hold piece upside down while pouring resin

  • Rags, foam for cushioning sculpture while working on it

  • Cutting wheel (to cut threaded rod

Finishing Art Material List to Complete Your Sculpture Base:

  • Base (Wood, Metal, Plastic, Stone)

  • Stains and varnish for wood bases

  • Felt or rubber stick-on pads for bottom of base

  • Wood glue and wood screws (for bases with multiple parts)

 

Recommended Tools List for Work on Base

  • Regular brushes (for stains and varnish)

  • Drill and drill bits

  • Needle nose and regular pliers

  • Table or chop saw

  • Belt sander, orbital sander

 

See below for examples and details (hover over pictures)

Quik Cast Resin
Quik Cast Resin

Two component resin: best refrigerated before use for slower cure times.

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Measuring Cups
Measuring Cups

For mixing polyurethane. Yogurt contains work as well

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PolypropyleneFunnels
PolypropyleneFunnels

Small funnel to poor resin into small holes in sculpture.

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Threaded Rod
Threaded Rod

Use threaded rod for easy mounting of piece onto base.

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Glues
Glues

For repairs

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Plumbers Epoxy
Plumbers Epoxy

For minor add on repairs

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Magic-Sculpt
Magic-Sculpt

For Major add on repairs

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Gesso
Gesso

For first coat of sculpture (instead of using faux metal specific primer)

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Faux Metal Paints and Patinas
Faux Metal Paints and Patinas

There are many brands with different looks. Also get regular metal paints for touch up and other effets.

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Clear Coat Finish
Clear Coat Finish

Helps protect paint and arrests cold patina effects.

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Brushes
Brushes

for various color and paint applications

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Stipple Brush
Stipple Brush

For applying paint or pigment to sculpture

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Metallic Pigment
Metallic Pigment

mixed with water or clear coat to add more metalic effects.

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Oil Paints
Oil Paints

For layered paint effects. (bring turpentine and linseed oil, pallet and pallet knife)

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Acrylic Paint
Acrylic Paint

For more opaque color applications (bring mixing tray)

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Base Pads
Base Pads

Used on the bottom of your base

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