Hello you fine people, I’m back with another question. As some of
you have commented, I ask a lot of questions. I have to say though
that I’ve never found a more helpful resource than these Orchid
forums. Anyway, back to the question.
I read somewhere that there is a recipe for a modeling wax used by
sculptors that is a mixture of motor oil, microcrystalline wax and,
I think, plain old pottery style clay. I was recently speaking with
a friend who suggested using this wax blend as a pitch substitute
for repousse’. He didn’t have the recipe either. I’ve looked through
all my reference books and cannot find the references I seek.
Personally, I think I’m just gonna get some pitch for my work but if
anyone has heard of such a concoction I’d like to hear about it. I
occasionally try to steer “at risk” teens into the art world,
especially sculpture because it is so expressive and tactile. This
kind of mix would provide an inexpensive means for these kids to
channel their energies and artistic lives into something less
destructive than graffiti. There are some seriously talented,
frustrated kids out there that just need some caring person to help
guide them and, while I’m not a certified “art-therapist”, I’ve seen
how self expression helps them out. Enough preaching, If you know of
some such mix of inexpensive, easily produced modeling compound I’d
really like to hear about it. Thanks again for all your help.