My puppet has a super sculpey head and plastic eyes. I am looking for a wax that I can put in the eye socket that will hold the eye in place but I will still be able to animate the eyes. Currently I am using globs of Vaseline (Petroleum Jelly) but I am looking for other options.
I noticed in another thread on this forum that Strider mentioned Quakehold (microcrystalline wax) which sounds exactly like what I am looking for but I am trying to find something off the shelf from grocery stores or hardware stores. Preferably an item that can be found at Walmart, Lowe's or Michaels.
MIchaels sells museum wax/putty, which is about the same as Quakehold. I have also seen Quakehold at Walmart or Home Depot sometimes.
Thanks Alejandra. I'll hit the stores tomorrow to see what I can find.
Yea! you're welcome!!
I think you should be able to find something, even if it's not the Quakehold brand, anything like museum wax/putty should work perfectly with what you want to do
No luck at all, nothing even close. With Walmart and Home Depot you can order it online but I was looking for something to use this weekend none of the stores within 50 miles has it in stock.
In the case of MIchaels I looked online, and in the glue section as well as the candle sections and even around the collectables.
I will give bees' wax or poster tack a try. My wife suggested peanut butter. I know the Vaseline works if I have to use it plus it gives a shine to the eyes.
I don't think the cheese idea will work for me.
The Tacky wax would be perfect but it is also not in stock at any Walmart within 50 miles.
However the local Hobby Lobby has Bard's Tacky wax. So as soon as they open I will see if they have it in stock. Sounds like the same stuff. Says it is used in doll houses to keep stuff from falling over.
Probably shouldn't have waited until the day before filming to look for this stuff.
To make tacky wax you need to mix beeswax with some oil like coconut oil.
Here's a youtube video on it:
Thank you Simon. I can't believe I never found that video. Going to have to try it.
Well the video did not lie. I am very happy with my home made sticky wax that I was able to make for $1.99 (I already had Olive Oil).
I used a cut beer can as my wax boiler. Not the best idea because the boiling water almost tipped it over.