Did I say I like making molds? I like using them, too!
I’m trying to design a bead strand from which to hang my polymer clay butterfly. The scale is all wrong here. The beads are too fat! Back to the drawing (bead) board!
I think this 14k gold-plated chain and a jump ring might be all the butterfly needs. The bail is 18k.
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: