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.

3 comments:

Hollyrocks said...

That's pretty awesome, thanks for sharing!

the Surly Girlie said...

So cool! Great job Claudia!!!

Heather Leigh said...

Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxo