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Old 03-11-2012, 05:19 PM
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Hi to everyone! I was wondering if anybody have worked with Winterstone before? If I understand it right, its a type of concrete. Is it safe enough to work with your bare hands? If you work with it directly like with a clay, how fast does it dry? Can you keep it moist and pliable for a few days by covering with plastic wrap? Does it require to work in layers, building up shapes by letting one layer to dry after another? My apologies if my questions are ignorant. I have tried to find more info about this medium but nothing I could find by googling. Im new to sculpting ( my hobby is an oil painting) and I just finished my first wall relief project which was done partly with homemade paperclay and with Premier air dry argilite based clay. Right now Im up to a new project(seems Im falling in love with a new hobby!) but Premier is an expensive option for me since the project might require more then 50lbs of the medium. Your help will be very appreciated! Thanks!
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:33 AM
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Re: Winterstone

I will be interested in the answers too - I don't know much about Winterstone except as a casting medium, and I've never tried it myself. If you go to The Compleat Sculptor (www.sculpt.com) website and put "Winterstone" in the site's search engine, you'll find a wealth of information about it. Hope this helps!
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:41 AM
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Re: Winterstone

Don't know much about it either but you can call Compleat Sculptor and talk to the tech dept. for tips and answers. Please let us know what you find out!
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:37 PM
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Re: Winterstone

Thank you so much Ladies! I went to their website and found some tech info. It says that its okay to work with bare hands but it cant be kept moist since it will hardens after one hours inside and out after mixing it with water....I tried to call them for more detailed information but the number they provided on their website seems to be a dead end. So, I figure it might require to work with layers , with small amounts and on small areas at the time. Not exactly what Im looking for but however since I need a very durable and stone like finish for my project Im going to buy their product within a few weeks and test it.
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