Saturday, January 19, 2013

2-Part Mold Making

If you ever want to make mold of something, there are several easy-to-use materials that are commercially available: 
  • Sculpey Mold Maker is a product that is baked in an oven and when cured, will remain somewhat flexible. Use corn starch as a release agent.
  • Another product is Amazing Mold Putty that air-drys in about 5 minutes. You must work fast because of the short set-up time when using this product. The release is Vaseline.
The suggestion we have is to add 'keys' to your mold; keys are used to line-up the two halves when pressing polymer clay in the mold. To do that, you simply place a small wood or metal bead in each corner, and follow the directions above.

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