Tuesday, April 3
A little Snip.. A little stitch.. a whole new mold!
Hey folks!! DeeDee here!! I'm so honored to get to help AMP another 6 months! I love working with this product and this product loves working with me :)
Today I want to share with you a mold that I altered to fit my needs better..
I was working on a Graphic45 exploding box and needed a miniature spoon.. at the time none of those souvenir shops were at hand so I had to figure something else out. What was instead at my immediate disposal was a measuring spoon.. which tend to run a little long so you can get way down into spice jars.
So I took my Molding Putty... equal parts A and B (in appropriate sizes equivalent to the measuring spoon I was molding) and kneaded them together.
I then molded the spoon! After the spoon was set I demolded and thought about how long it was.. I knew I needed it to be smaller.. but still smooth and obviously recognizable.
so I measured out a part of the mold to cut out. I tried to keep in mind where the spoon would reattach.. so that I could make it flow -- after I had "dissected" my mold and had 3 pieces.. I just threw out the middle portion. I grabbed a minute amount of A and B of the molding putty and worked them together until they were uniform in color.. then I pressed the putty against one side of the spoon mold where I had cut.. and I brought the other side of the spoon mold to meet it. It's much like using SLIP to reattach broken pieces of pottery!
I made sure to work the new putty into all the cracks... but to keep everything flowing evenly and smooth!
And here is how my mold looked!! I realize it's not the smoothest on the OUTSIDE but it's the in that really counts!!
Then I grabbed my Quick Cast White Resin
and my Alumilite Black Dye
I mixed equal parts of the quick cast again.. until it was CLEAR.. then I added minute drops of black dye -- stir until a consistent color.. then pour into mold!!
Out came a nice even black spoon which I glazed with a cheap metallic craft paint... and here is my finished exploding box tab!
so don't be afraid to alter an already "finished" mold!! - DeeDee