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Research: Assignment Five – Techniques &

Research: Assignment Five – Techniques & Tutorials

http://www.japanesetemari.com/freepatterns/make-a-temari-ball/directions-make-temari.html http://www.japanesetemari.com/freepatterns.htm http://www.temarikai.com/howToPages/maritutorial.html <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/3O-5uCCxfTI” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/HEKkZXxn-Dc?list=PL9MwY89B1nXpMY4pqnvaCyUIl0rUe5uDU” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/SxQxZ6c6Voc” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/RdU7dliAdMo” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>  

Research: Assignment Three – Air-drying

Research: Assignment Three – Air-drying doughs and clays

For moulding experiments I identified a number of moulding clays which I think could be used as both the material being cast and as the material to hold the impression. Commercial products included air-drying clay, polymer clay (Fimo), modroc. I also researched homemade dough options and found a selection of ‘playdough’ type recipes and salt […]

Research: Assignment Three – Mouldable f

Research: Assignment Three – Mouldable fabric

This was an interesting idea I stumbled on while researching powertex. It’s a means of using wax and oil to create a fabric that can be moulded whilst remaining soft and pliable. At the moment I’m not quite sure what I would do with this but it would be fun to try! http://www.instructables.com/id/Moldable-Fabric-for-Doll-Clothes/?ALLSTEPS http://artaddworksforme.blogspot.co.uk/2008/07/fabric-hardener-experiment.html

Research: Assignment Three – Kinetic San

Research: Assignment Three – Kinetic Sand

Kinetic sand is a mix of 98% fine sand and 2% polydimethysiloxane (a silicone oil which sounds scary but is apparently used to reduce the froth in deep-fat frying and making jalapeno poppers!) so is considered non-toxic. http://grimlockmanor.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/sand-casting-skull-with-kinetic-sand.html Its advantages are its ability to be heated to high temperatures without any change and to retain […]