Okto - Top Tips from Our Team

Okto - Top Tips from Our Team

At Okto, we're passionate about artistry and dedicated to helping enthusiasts of all levels unlock their creative potential. In this blog, our team will share valuable insights and techniques to elevate your Okto clay art projects to new heights. 

Whether you're a beginner looking to hone your skills or a seasoned sculptor seeking fresh inspiration, discover the secrets behind creating captivating masterpieces. Our tips are sure to inspire and guide your Okto endeavours. Keep reading to learn more.

Don’t Over-Mix Your Colours

Maintaining the distinct aesthetic of Okto Sensory Art relies heavily on the interplay of colours blending harmoniously. Avoiding overmixing is crucial, as excessive blending can result in a muddy or dull appearance. It's advisable to err on the side of caution by under-mixing, as further blending occurs during application and smearing of the clay. Additionally, to preserve colour separation, ensure your hands are clean between handling different colours to prevent residue from previous colours from transferring onto new ones.

Don’t Be Too Heavy Handed

Sculpting the flower and succulent sets from Okto presents a challenge, particularly for individuals new to working with clay. Due to Okto's adhesive nature, once pieces are joined, separating them cleanly becomes difficult. When assembling botanical elements, it's essential to handle them with care to prevent unintentional deformation or permanent bonding. By delicately managing the pieces during construction, artisans can ensure the integrity and aesthetic appeal of their Okto creations remain intact.

Learn the Difference Between Packets

Okto sets include two distinct types of clay for varying artistic purposes. Clay packaged in black wrapping exhibits higher moisture content, rendering it more adhesive and pliable. This variant is optimal for spreading, smearing, and crafting background elements. Conversely, clay packaged in white wrapping possesses a slightly lower moisture content, making it better suited for shaping and moulding intricate forms with precision.

Okto Can Be Resuscitated With Water

Once you start an Okto kit, a time constraint ensues. Once Okto fully air-dries, any further alterations become impossible. However, should your clay partially dry but remain malleable during your artistic process, an infusion of water can revitalise it. Simply add a small amount of water and thoroughly integrate it into the clay to restore its pliability.

Art is Best Enjoyed From a Distance

Viewing your artwork from a different perspective can offer valuable insights beyond mere technicalities. Should you find yourself overly fixated on minute imperfections, consider stepping back to observe your creation from a distance. You may be pleasantly surprised by the enhanced perspective gained from viewing your artwork as a cohesive whole rather than focusing solely on its individual components.

Let Your Creativity Shine

Each Okto Sensory Art kit offers a unique opportunity for personalisation, allowing you to tailor your creation to suit your artistic vision. Embrace creative freedom and don't hesitate to deviate from the instructions or packaging imagery.

Hopefully, these tips will prove useful to you, and do feel free to send us your Okto creations to our socials! (Facebook, Instagram)

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