Saturday, April 11, 2009
Tutorial: Making a mold for polymer clay
~Start with molding material for use with polymer clay (you can also actually use polymer clay as the molding material)
~Find an item that will make an easy impression in the molding material.
~Flatten molding material center your item to be duplicated over the molding material.
~Press item to be duplicated into molding material, push in sides for full impression. (when using polymer clay as the molding material, brush a light dusting of baby powder on first to prevent the clay from sticking to the original:
~Slowly pull straight up to remove you original item.
~Bake your molding material according to the directions on the package. After baked, lightly dust mold with baby powder using a brush. Press polymer clay into prepared mold.
~Remove slowly and carefully the polymer clay from the mold.
~Trim off any extra clay using a cutting tool or razor.
~Push wire or jump ring into back prior to baking your reproduction. Bake according 2 directions.
~Your mold can be used over and over to recreate multiples of your original item.