Coloured Natural Self-hardening Clay
SIO-2 COLOR PLUS® is coloured natural self-hardening clay. No firing is necessary, achieving great hardness and solidity after drying. Once dry, the clay can be painted with any type of paint or varnish. It can also be polished, carved or drilled.
COLOR PLUS is ideal for children's use (4+), being a very suitable material in the development of the creativity skills and plastic expression. It is also ideal for handicrafts.
All the clay colors can be mixed, as well as with PLUS clay clours, so that unlimited shades of colour can be obtained without the need to use paints.
COLOR PLUS clay has a soft and fine texture to the touch. It is odorless and has very good plasticity for modelling (it can be thrown on a potter's wheel). The presence of natural cellulose fibers allows safe drying without cracks or fissures, even in large pieces.
Conforms to European EN-71 and USA (AP non-toxic product) regulations. Does not contain food allergens.
COLOR PLUS 500 g
How to use it
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ATTENTION: if clay is used to wrap rigid interior supports, it is recommended to first cover the surface with paper or cloth. The water in the clay evaporates during the drying process and causes shrinkage that can lead to cracks. To avoid this negative effect, the solid surface is covered with a flexible and absorbent material to support the drying process of the clay. This will also absorb moisture inside the object and prevent cracks.
ATTENTION: during drying, the clay shrinks. The more water the clay contains, the greater its drying shrinkage. Therefore it is advisable not to add additional water to the modelling clay, otherwise cracks may appear.
TIP: let the piece dry on an absorbent surface (ideally wood or plaster). In the case of non-absorbent surfaces (such as metal, plastic or glass), it is recommended to place the piece on a sheet of paper to facilitate the contraction of the clay during drying.
ATTENTION: COLOR PLUS clay is not waterproof. It is not advisable to create objects that come into contact with water (vases, pots, cups, etc.) even if they are protected with a waterproofing agent. In this case, we recommend using an inner container made of plastic or glass, so that the piece of SIO-2 PLUS® is only for exterior decoration. In this context, keep in mind the last point of "Working with clay".
During work interruptions, cover the object with plastic or a damp cloth.
ATTENTION: keep the product in a cool environment, avoiding high temperatures. Do not store at temperatures below 0ºC. If the clay freezes, it loses its properties.
In comparison to other air-drying clays, COLOR PLUS clay is made of minerals and natural clays, with plasticity noticeable at touch, but especially is recognizable by the lack of smell. In addition, COLOR PLUS clay can be thrown on a potter’s wheel.
Brightly coloured synthetic clays, such as modelling clay, do not stain hands because the pigments are chemically included in the product.