Balsa-Foam is different from other plastic foams because it can be easily carved with traditional and non-traditional hand tools to create the shape and design ...More
Balsa-Foam is different from other plastic foams because it can be easily carved with traditional and non-traditional hand tools to create the shape and design you want. It can then be decorated with any paint just like balsa wood.
Balsa-Form (density of 5 lb. per cubic foot) is great for students because it's easier to sculpt and does not require the use of sharp tools. Balsa-Foam II (density of 10 lb. per cubic foot) is still easy to carve and shape like Balsa-Foam but the higher density holds intricate detail and is more durable.
Since Balsa-Foam has no "memory" or rebound, it will hold an impression. This means you can create detailed shapes by simply pressing any object into the surface. A steel ruler can be used to make push cuts as a way to cut out more complex interior shapes. Carving knives and chisels virtually glide through BalsaFoam and cut relatively easily through Balsa-Foam II. Experiment with all sorts of tools to find the ones that work best for you.Less