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Amaco WireForm is a specially manufactured metal mesh that is pliable enough to mold, yet sturdy enough to add structure to clays and modeling materials. It works exceptionally well as a base for clay, plaster, and papier mâché. A flat piece of WireForm easily transforms into three-dimensional shapes by simply molding, crimping, twisting, expanding, and gathering.
Amaco WireForm Expandable Mesh is made from specially manufactured metals that give it incredible flexibility and strength. Its unique raised diamond strands expand to form three-dimensional shapes. Since it can be stretched into tight contours and shapes, it is ideal for detailed projects and delicate crafts. Heavier meshes are recommended for supporting sculptures using polymer clay or casting compounds.
Extra fine 1/16" (1.6 mm) pattern for sculpting fine details.
Copper Form Mesh
Medium 1/4" (6.4 mm) pattern easily transforms into three-dimensional shapes by simply molding, crimping, twisting, expanding, and gathering.
Extra fine 1/16" (1.6 mm) pattern in traditional woven stainless steel mesh that can be bent or molded to create a structural grid.
Fine 1/8" (3.2 mm) woven mesh for molding over solid objects and creating delicate artwork. Similar in flexibility and detail to Sparkle and Impression Mesh.
This 1/18" (1.4 mm) mesh brass wire, woven to be highly expandable and pliable, is best for shaping, draping, and mixed media assemblage.
Medium 1/4" (6.4 mm) pattern, more pliable than Sparkle Mesh, can be layered with other mesh to create texture.
This 1/2" (12.7 mm) pattern is ideal for baskets, vases, and projects that use rigid structural modeling wire.
Fine 1/8" (3.2 mm) pattern in beautiful, glowing copper. Molds 3-dimensional pieces with tight contours and detailed shapes.
Fine 1/8" (3.2 mm) pattern in woven aluminum 8 mesh is flexible, yet sturdy for a variety of art, craft, and model-making options.
Fine 1/8" (3.2 mm) pattern for molding over solid objects and for creating art with a delicate finish.
Flexible and expandable 3/8" (9.5 mm) pattern may be stretched and shaped to create an armature or a finished sculpture.
This woven 80 mesh looks and feels like fabric, but will hold its shape. Cuts easily with scissors and can be used to create a variety of art and craft projects. Available in both copper and brass.
® Amaco is a registered trademark of American Art Clay Company.
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I would buy thgis product again
from Barlow, Kentucky
Comments about Amaco Wireform Mesh:
The product was perfect for my art project Thanks
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Very useful tool for poly clay modeling
from Los Angeles, CA
Very pliable and does a great job of holding its shape. I'm still working on different ways of using it, but it's very useful at this point.
Aluminium mesh is great for creating sculpture.
from Cottage Grove, WI
I used the mesh material to create hand made sculpture. The mesh was easy to cut, bend and paint. It worked perfectly! Thanks, Carl
By Susan A
from Davidson NC
I decided to try this product to bend over objects and then cover with a surface I could use encaustic medium on. This mesh cuts and bends easily but can leave small pieces that need to be carefully trimmed. I'm also experimenting with sandwiching this mesh between papers but don't have enough info to provide feedback on that...#sweepstakes
An inspiring surprise
By Look at the Blue!
from Newton, NH
I ordered the wireform mesh after speaking with a customer service person, since I'd never used this type of material before. She was very helpful and described the various types of mesh and how they would be to work with. She also offered me samples, but I declined the offer. When the order was delivered, initially I was disappointed in the product, since I had imagined it to be softer and more flexible. But since then I've ordered another, softer mesh (which is on it's way), and I'm having a great time experimenting and discovering the endless possibilities this material offers. I've always been pleased with Blick products and customer service.
Metal in mixed media
By 2 bears
from White Bird, ID
I'm new to mixed media and can't wait to transform this into my ideal art form. Quilting, fabric, Sculpey clay, beads, and wire. Whew, my brain is burning.
Just what I needd
from Park City, Utah
I used this to make a earring holder- put it inside of a Ogden gram to hang on the wall. The copper adds n nice background for the earrings.
Anxious to try. Appears to be just what I need.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Great for Shaping 3-D forms
Wire mesh is great for shaping a 3-D form and then adding moist media over it and allowing it to harden. It serves as a support both during the process of creating and continues to act in providing strength in the finished product/artwork. The thin mesh allows for some fine fashioning, however, not for truly fine detail. The wires that are exposed on the cut ends of the sheet of wire can scratch and cut skin, and this makes this product not appropriate for young children. The age group best served by this product is high school and above.
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