Here at Camp Nana! Moldmaking and clay playing first thing in the morning!
Somebody remembered how to make a Natasha bead without being told!
Did I say I like making molds? I like using them, too!
Good news! I bought size 1 double pointed aluminum knitting needles. They fit in the bead baking rack AND in the toaster oven!
Today’s experiment:Remember the black butterfly I cast in Sculpey Soufflé polymer back in January?
Its been baked, and today I painted it with Lumiere paints. I used a dry paint technique with angled bristle brushes. I used a liner on the body.
I had lots of paint leftover, so I brushed some gold on a red piece I had molded, cast, and baked.
The Lumiere paints have lots of shine, so I think I’ll finish these with a satin glaze.
The blue butterfly above is a carved piece of clam shell from China. I made a mold of it from Amazing Mold Putty (yellow,) and cast it with Sculpey Soufflé in black.
I’ve used the Soufflé before and thought its extra soft texture would make it easier to fill the mold. I trimmed the excess with scissors and a box cutter. I have not baked it, yet.
Here’s the mold putty:
My polymer clay experiment has baked for 24 hours and has still not hardened in the middle. More about this later.