Making an armature is one of the most important steps in creating sculpture. It’s also one of the most difficult. The Quick Start Clay Sculpting Kit includes a pre-made armature, so you can focus on the task at hand—sculpting. Also included are two bricks of Chavant’s Le Beau Touché clay, renowned for its exceptional smoothness and adhesive qualities, and Kemper’s DSS Clay Sculpting Tool Set, a broad offering of some of the most commonly sought after clay sculpting tools.
Some important facts about Chavant’s Le Beau Touché Clay:
Le Beau Touché is a sulphur free modeling clay that was introduced because of its exceptional smoothness and adhesive qualities. Le Beau Touché products are used by many types of artists who often are looking for a product that will stick to basically any armature material. Le Beau Touché holds very good detail, carves and shapes easily, and has tremendous flexibility. It will not dry or crack. Le Beau Touché is a very smooth and even flowing product. The smallest amount of heat, just friction from rubbing it in your hands, will soften Le Beau Touché. This clay may feel slightly firm in the original extruded blocks but slicing off small amounts will make it very manageable. The Le Beau Touché product line is commonly used by artists for the creation of sculpture or to build dams when making splash molds. Handling Tips: Le Beau Touché can be warmed to soften but as it softens it also becomes sticky. Using small amounts of citrus-based solvents, lighter fluid, latex paint removers, turpentine or mineral spirits as a lubricant on the surface of the clay will help to attain a smooth surface. Unique Prop’s: Le Beau Touché has great adhesive qualities allowing it to stick to all armature materials including aluminum wire, aluminum foil, cardboard, foam or paper. Le Beau Touché products will not oxidize and can be left out or heated and cooled repeatedly without any significant change in the product Softening point: Le Beau Touché is generally used at room temperature. Working Temp: Le Beau Touché, up to 90° F maximum. Cautions: Heat over 90° F will cause Le Beau Touché to get very soft and sticky and the clay will begin to sweat or sag.
12” Figure Armature
Two bricks (4lbs) of Le Beau Touché Clay
Kemper DSS Sculpting Tool Set