Worbla’s Black Art
Worbla’s Black Art is a sister product to Worbla’s Finest Art, with a smoother texture and less adhesive, allowing for fine detail sculpting as well as a more forgiving surface for placing details and editing work in progress.
Worbla’s Black Art is non-toxic and skin safe and can be shaped by hand without requiring special safety gear. Black Art can take complex curves without requiring a vacuform, and is self-adhesive when activated – meaning that glues are not required to join pieces. You use hot air, water or steam to shape the plastic however you want. There’s no waste because your scraps can be conditioned and 100% re-blended. These leftovers can be molded to act just like putty, and many artists use Worbla’s Black Art instead of clay to create near-indestructible pieces.
If you have never seen Worbla handled or tried it yourself, customers often compare it to clay, fruit leather or beeswax when heated: becoming pliable and taking detail well, becoming hard and stable when cool. Worbla’s Black Art can be built up in layers, shaped over forms of foam, foil, wire or similar armatures, and can be used as a single layer.
Worbla’s Black Art can be painted with just about any paint, wax or finish. Black Art’s texture is finer compared to Finest Art, and you may choose to leave it unprimed before painting it, or prime it with products such as Flexbond, Gesso, or PVA glue. Black Art will need less priming than Finest Art, which can save time on larger builds.