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1  CANADA / Quebec / Vaccuum Forming Plastic? on: August 11, 2010 07:35:53 AM
Where can I get vaccuum forming plastic for vaccu-forming at home?
I'm in Montreal, so if there is anywhere in that area, or that I could order from Canada?
2  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Molding and Casting small miniatures - an xmas project for a friend on: December 19, 2009 06:53:27 AM
I've found a couple of good posts that may help with this, and I'm going through them in detail.  Meanwhile, I'm posting this question because there's a shortage of time and I wanted to give every chance of getting an answer heh =)

The project:

I'm trying to put together a little miniatures game for me and a friend over Xmas.  I've made a bunch of small flat "pieces" such as arms, head, backpacks and I want to make a mold like the Sculpey push-molds that would allow us to press sculpey (preferably) into the molds and get out these small pieces, assemble them, cook and paint, then play.   I made the various bits so that you could have different poses and variations with a single mold. 

I've done some I'm having trouble finding just the right mold material and casting material.  I went and got some VERY firm plastic molding compounds and tried them with basic sculpey, but I wasn't able to remove them without a lot of distortion.   I'm looking for advice what would be the best mold material, and I would liek to use sculpey (any variety) as casting compound so that the pieces can be altered a bit, cooked and painted.   Hot glue would be an internate casting material, but I'd LIKE to use Sculpey if possible

Background:

I've been making things for years and years, used all manner of sculpey, I make costumes professionally, mold and cast jewelry, so I have most things you may mention in my house already.
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