Worbla’s Finest Art is the first and original thermoplastic of the Worbla line.
Worbla’s Finest Art is non-toxic and skin safe and can be shaped by hand without requiring special safety gear. Worbla’s Finest 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 Finest 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 Finest 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 Finest Art can be painted with just about any paint, wax or finish. The natural texture of Worbla’s Finest Art leads many to prime it with a variety of methods.