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Clay Adventure Part 2: Molds Comparison + Clay Coating 08/11/2011

Filed under: Handmade Embellishments — Waffle Flower Crafts @ 7:09 am

Here are four kinds of molds I have:

My favorites are the pink ones from Mold Muse; Yellow ones at top right are not as well done but the results are ok; Blue ones have permanent finger prints on them and the impressions are either too deep or too shallow 😦 results will be shown later in this post.

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Below are some molds I made, love them~ Molding Tips can be find here in Part 1.

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See the round panel with three flowers on at the bottom of this photo? They are Ice Resins. Because they were poured into the molds I did not have much control. However, I found out later that you can use a craft stick to go over the surface after you pour to leave just a thin layer extra which can be pull off easily. I like them together like this myself:)

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These yellow molds are not as perfect as the pink ones but the results are ok.

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Below are 3 different medium I used. Two on the left are Resins (pink one mixed with Distress Reinker: Fire Brick); Top right is a translucent clay; Bottom right is a regular Craft Smart clay. I think I will stick to clay from now on because the resins I poured in cannot fill into some fine detailed area (for example: the part missing on the plum one’s petal below)

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I like the translucent on so much! It is very hard to ned but the results are great: no line and no cracks  at all. I bought some other colors of the same brand but have not use them yet so I do not know whether they are all hard. Sculpey ones are very soft.

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See how I did not fill the molds all the way up? The fuller it is the thicker it gets. Something to consider when mixing brands of clays: The baking tempreture and time! The translucent one needs 10min at 300F, pink one I used here needs 30min at 275F… Sign…

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And I tried this clay coating, I think it was about $3. There is another one for Matte Finish.

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Ok, here comes the pink shimmering clay flower with a translucent center:) Before coating

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After coating. The instruction says leave 24 hours to dry. So I guess it is ok to look wet at the moment.

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Only right side coated on regular clay. (See the cracks in the petals? See why I love the Kato brand?:)

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Only the middle ones on both rows are coated.

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All done~ See the two flowers under the second blue mold from the right? They are made from the same mold. I like it thin and translucent:)

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More coating and coloring~ I used copic markers on the little girrafe

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I wish I did not coat my buttons. It makes them look like cheap plastic 😦

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OK, my little clay adventure for today:) Hope you enjoy it~ Thanks for stopping by~

Again, Part 1 with molding tips: Click Here~

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