Friday, September 2, 2011

Using Sculpey Mold Maker

One of the Sculpey products I really like is called Mold Maker. It is designed to create permanent, flexible molds and is soft enough to shape around even the most intricate details and, after baked, can be used with polymer clay. You can make your own body-blank molds.

Some doll makers use it to condition or soften firm clay. However, what I find most interesting about Mold Maker is that it makes polymer clay slightly flexible. Simply pinch off a pea size piece and knead it into a pound of polymer clay until thoroughly mixed. Some doll makers add a tiny (TINY) pinch to the clay they are going to use for sculpting hands. Caution! Too much makes the clay mushy.

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