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Do you make your own molds?

Posted by Kathy_in_Delaware (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 21, 02 at 13:08

I just started making my own molds for my polymer clay out of rubber stamps. I made one of a santa and and then made it into a magnet.
What types of molds have you made and out of what? What did you do with the final product?


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RE: Do you make your own molds?

Hi Kathy -- I've made one mold using Super Sculpey. I needed to reproduce a horse bead. Below is the link to the directions I used. -- Michele :0)

Here is a link that might be useful: Double Sided Mold


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RE: Do you make your own molds?

Hi Kathy!
I use Sculpey push molds- the head, hands & feet ones. I also use plastic candy molds for paper clay & tiolet paper casting. I have never created a mold from a rubber stamp but I do like to stamp into the raw clay.
Lots of people use buttons & jewelry pieces to make molds. Even statues and doll faces to get the face image for their poly clay creations. Poly clay is a great material for making molds!


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RE: Do you make your own molds?

I've made some molds out of polyclay. I like the results because you get the reverse effect of stamping into the clay (innies become outies and vice versa). :-D Some of my stamps just don't work stamping into the clay because the wrong area, like background e.g, will be raised or puffed out.
I came across a neat kind of tutorial the other day for using stamps with clay...

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.polymerclaycentral.com/stampclay1.html


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