Shape it, let it air dry hard & paint
Soft, clean, air dries lightweight & durable
Shape, let dry & paint
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Why is Creative Paperclay's line of air dry clays the preferred medium of the modern artist?
Our products are ready to use and do not need mixing or conditioning.
Our clays air dry in 24-72 hours, no need for special equipment like kilns or ovens.
Our products dry lightweight and durable, use them for any project large or small.
Make adjustments by adding fresh clay or by cutting, carving, or sanding dried layers.
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All our modeling materials are certified non-toxic by the Art & Craft Materials Institute and bear the AP non-toxic seal.
You have the freedom to create projects of any size, from the most delicate miniatures to large sculpture installations.
If you're working on larger projects, consider using an armature or base to optimize material usage and maintain structural integrity.
The drying time for Creative Paperclay® Modeling Materials depends on various factors, such as size, thickness, humidity, and drying method.
Small and thin pieces may dry overnight, while larger or thicker projects may take several days. Humid environments may prolong drying times.
When in a hurry, you can use an oven at 200-250 degrees Farenheit for quicker drying, but be cautious about the materials you're using alongside the modeling clay such as armatures. Do not use the oven dryin method with our Delight™ Modeling Compound.
Our products are compatible with a wide range of paint types, allowing you to choose the one that best suits your project. Whether you prefer acrylic, watercolor, oil, or other paint varieties, they can be applied to the dried material.
Additionally, water base paint can be kneaded into our products while they are still moist. This method works best with the Delight™ Modeling Compound.
The choice of sealant for your Creative Paperclay® project depends on the project's nature and intended use. Options like Folk Art® Aerosol Lacquers or Glazes by Plaid are good spray lacquers we recommend. Delta Ceramcoat® Varnishes are an excellent choice if you prefer a brush-on varnish.
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See what verified customers think of our products.
Creative Paperclay as made me a better sculptor!
An excellent sculpting material for projects requiring lighter weight materials. It takes detail pretty effectively and can be sanded or affected with finishing tools with brilliant results.
A necessity I always keep in my supply stash! I've tried other brands, and I've even tried making my own air dry clay. But I keep coming back to this product!
Creative Paperclay is a Superior Air Drying Clay
I love adding these details to furniture to bring it to the next level. It dries hard and can form around legs and edges, and it doesn't shrink as it dries like others that I've used. This is my go to for sure!
Excellent product easy to use and meets above my expectations! I run to store when running out of it for my projects. Need to stock up it sells fast! Extremely satisfied customer.
"Paperclay" where have you been all my life !!
This clay works great in molds. It's not too soft or fragile like some air clays but not too stiff that you can't manipulate it without a lot of work. Dries well and I have bought it several times.
Wonderful sculpting medium, especially for dolls; non-toxic and easy to use whether a beginner or professional artist.
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