I love to use appliques on my signs and furniture because I love French inspired pieces. My usual source for purchasing my appliques is drying up and although I can find them on line, they are much more expensive than I usually want to pay and since my items are for sale, and I need to watch my cost of goods.
I've been searching and searching for a way to make my own molds, then finally, this week I found a product made by Sculpey that claims to make molds in minutes so I thought I would give it a try.
I have this metal applique that is heavy and beautiful so I thought I would start with that.
I rolled out the clay and pressed the applique into it.
I baked it in a toaster oven according to the directions. The white powder you see on it is the talc that I poured over the applique so it would not stick to the clay. I'm sure that won't bother my end product. My next step is to attempt to mold clay into this and make a casting. I'll let you know how it comes out in another post.
Thanks for stopping by. I'll keep you posted on my progress.
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