Thursday, November 15, 2012

Mold Making 1

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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Angie @ Knick of Time said...

I look forward to hearing how it turned out! Great idea!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

That's a beautiful piece you're using. I love making molds. I'm sure it will turn out great.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'd love to know if it works for you, Maggie! I've only purchased a few appliques online, but they can be a little pricey.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

That is pretty cool stuff! I'm anxious to see how it works.

NanaDiana said...

I will be anxious to see how that turns out. I have tried molds a couple of times with fair results- xo Diana

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Genius, Maggie! I looked for just such a product years ago to replace missing pieces in my grandmother's picture frames and plaster of Paris was my only option. Now maybe that's a project I can complete! Can't wait to see how it works! Thanks!...hugs..Debbie

Susie said...

Maggie, That would be great...keep us posted on all your steps. xo, Susie

Denna said...

I can't wait to see how it comes out for you. I have purchased some of the same thing but haven't had time to try it out yet!

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Interesting! We're all awaiting the results. So please show us, good or bad.