Oyumaru is a form of reusable modelling compound made from resin material that is both unique and amazing. It is 100% reuseable many times over. Just dip a piece of Oyumaru in hot water with temperature of about 70-80 degree for about 3 minutes. After taking the Oyumaru from the water with a pair of tongs, dry off with a paper towel and you are ready to roll!
Use the softened Oyumaru to make a mould of the desired shape by pressing the original shape into the Oyumarul. Wait for the Oyumaru to cool down. By then it should be hard but still flexible. You can use it to make moulds quickly for polymer clay or precious metal clay.
You can also use Oyumaru as a modelling compound to make beads, pendants and charms. You are only limited by your own imagination!
Some pictures from the Scrapbooking Workshop held at the NTU Cultural Activities Club on 15 March 2012. The undergrads from NTU were oozing with creativity and enthusiasm. Some even did 2 projects at one go! Click on pictures to see entire gallery.