I've been playing with Friendly Plastic lately .. and Friendly Plastic pellets .. and wanted to experiment more . . specifically making molds that I can use to form shapes with the melted Friendly Plastic .. and talking chocolate candy adventures at the same time with Laurie .. got so wound up in 'molds' I became lost in a world I've never explored!
First, I watched videos .. and found that in my stash I had some 'liquid clay' .. Translucent Sculpey .. Liquid Sculpey .. TLS .. I've seen it called any one of those names but it's all the same little bottle (Michael's/Joann's) .. and I thought it was just for bonding clay pieces together but not so ..
This video was excellent! Liquid Polymer Clay Mold
and I basically followed the instructions as laid out on the video .. how easy this should be!! Well .. not so fast .. it WAS easy .. but also found out that I didn't plan quite right ..
This would have been perfect if I"d only leveled the button out somehow .. but how??? This is a super quick way to make a mold .. but will have to try with a flat backed object.
So .. what else is in the stash .. some brittle Friendly Plastic .. my 'crackers' .. but can't throw them away so I'll melt them into a pile and see what happens ..
The 'crackers' melted in with the flexible strips and bonded leaving me with a super nice fluted heart shape!!
Then I found some Easy Mold silicone putty .. OMG .. this is definitely my new favorite goop! It must last forever cause I haven't a clue where it came from or when it entered the stash but yeehah! So easy to use .. no formal measuring .. just mix some Part A with Part B .. and mold away!
No oven needed .. and only about 15 min from the time you put the goop on the piece you are making a mold of .. for a NO PATIENCE person .. this is all me!!
And then a bunny:
A panda bear and a cat:
And because I ran out of buttons .. a blend of the friendly plastic 'blob' cut out with an oval metal cutter .. backed with same shape friendly pellets melted in cutter .. adding in my silhouette .. and Magic Glos ..
Still needs another layer of Magic Glos and then a wire wrap of some sort to make a pendant ..
All buttons are fair game now! Don't know what I'll do with the molds but sure is a fun thing to do .. having failed biology in high school I never went on to chemistry .. this is my idea of chemistry! ;o)
Now for a blooper .. this was also done with 'crackers' friendly plastic sticks .. in a mold of a cabachon setting .. I put the mold directly on the heat tray (that's another awesome point about the Easy Mold) and melted the 'crackers' pretty side down so they'd pick up the features of the mold .. the colors when it cooled didn't 'pop' like I wanted them to .. and I'll experiment again ..