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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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Sculptural Must Have
from Gretna, NE
Comments about Amaco Wireform Mesh:
I have used this material numerous times under resin clay for large outdoor community art projects. It is an excellent base form to apply over. I find it stays true to form and is easy to work with. Couldn't live without it when making any thing 3-D. I have included two images of a 6' tall heart I just finished. Any clay added has Amaco wire mesh underneath.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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close up of Nebraska by Heart community art project using Amaco wire mesh under resin clay
detail at the bottom point of heart... resin clay wrapped around the wire mesh to form "roots" into the base
Nebraska by Heart 6' tall community art project
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i will purchase in the future
By J L Pearson
from Saginaw Mi
Awesome product works great for my model projects
Excellent sculpture foundation
Although expensive, the roll does last a long while (10 foot long)... I use it as a base foundation for sculptural pieces I make. It bends easily, is very pliable and holds tight to the resin clay I attach to it, through it, and around it. Great product and available in many mesh sizes to meet your needs. Used it when I was a art instructor for many years, use it now in my home studio and for 2 public community art sculptures I have created.
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Use the mesh under all the applications of "tree limbs" attached to this community art sculpture and to build up the textures around the faces.
mesh created the structures around the face, then added resin clay over it and formed the structures around the face.
Mesh.... I would buy again
I am replacing some glass that was in my kitchen cabinets with this mesh wire
I would buy thgis product again
from Barlow, Kentucky
The product was perfect for my art project Thanks
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.
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