Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Making Double Sided Molds

I used Amazing Mold Putty which is a two part silicone molding compound. I love this spiral design.
My polymer mold is from a class I took at Polymer Clay Haven retreat back in 2000 (I think). I use it a lot and wanted a double sided mold. So I made two silicone molds from my polymer spiral.
The advantage of silicone is that it needs no release agent-nothing sticks to it. And an extra plus is you can bake your polymer in it also.
Place the raw polymer between the two silicone molds and gently press.
And viola, I have a double sided spiral bead (top photo). I already know what I am going to use this bead in and will have that posted in a couple of days. In the meantime, more molds.

4 comments:

In the Light of the Moon said...

Wonderful idea!Thanks for sharing it.Warmest Regards,Cat

B-LEE KREATIONS said...

This is a great idea. You should write up a tutorial and put it on ClayLessons.com. Bet you will get a lot of takers.

miramecreations said...

Those are cool molds, Marlene! I love the spiral texture. What an ingenious idea! I have to get some of that Amazing Mold Putty and try it out. Thanks for sharing and thanks for your comments on my bent spoons.

MandarinaDuck said...

Nice technique! I was wondering if I can make something like stamp from the P.Clay :) So now I see that I can :)