Le Beau Touché and Le Beau Touché – HTR (formerly Le Beau Touché - HM) are two distinctly different products with some very similar characteristics. Both are sulfur free modeling clays that were introduced because of their exceptional smoothness and adhesive qualities. Le Beau Touché products are used by many types of artists who often are looking for a product that will stick to basically any armature material. Both Le Beau Touché formulas hold very good detail, carve and shape easily, have tremendous flexibility and will not dry or crack.
Le Beau Touché – HTR is preferred by artists working in warmer climates, above 90°F / 32°C. It is very similar to the original Le Beau Touché but is slightly firmer and less tacky at room temperature. The original Le Beau Touché is very sensitive to heat variations but the HTR formulation will remain stable even at higher temperatures.
Le Beau Touché and Le Beau Touché – HTR are every smooth and even flowing products. The smallest amount of heat, just friction from rubbing it in your hands, will soften the original Le Beau Touché. These clays may feel slightly firm in the original extruded blocks but slicing off small amounts will make it very manageable.
The Le Beau Touché product line is commonly used by artists for the creation of sculpture or to build dams when making splash molds. Both formulas are available in Brown, Gray-Green, Cream.