Plasteline

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Plasteline

 

a modeling clay. Plasteline is made from cleaned and finely ground clay powder mixed with wax, ceresin, animal tallow, petrolatum, and other substances that prevent the clay from drying out. It is usually dyed various colors. Plasteline’s degree of malleability depends on the temperature. This makes it possible to continue working with the material over any period of time. Plasteline is used for small models, studies, and, less frequently, small sculptures.

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