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1  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Help with Casting Mold -- Making Bath Bombs into shapes on: January 08, 2012 02:42:53 PM
Hello!

I don't know if this is the right forum, but I did a search for "molds" and couldn't find an answer.

I'd like to make Bath Bombs in a specific shape. I made that shape out of clay -- it's a dragon's egg  Now I needed to make the mold around it.

I tried a plaster mold from Michael's, but after I pushed the egg in halfway...I couldn't get the egg back out! I even greased it up with oil beforehand, but that sucker stayed in there.

There's got to be an easier way to do this, right? Should I buy one of those cheapo "My First Handprint" things, and just do both sides manually?

Any advice would be much appreciated!

Thank you!
--Lauren
2  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Discussion and Questions / Help with Casting Mold -- Making Bath Bombs into shapes on: January 07, 2012 04:48:59 PM
Hello!

I don't know if this is the right forum, but I did a search for "molds" and couldn't find an answer.

I'd like to make Bath Bombs in a specific shape. I made that shape out of clay -- it's a dragon's egg Smiley Now I needed to make the mold around it.

I tried a plaster mold from Michael's, but after I pushed the egg in halfway...I couldn't get the egg back out! I even greased it up with oil beforehand, but that sucker stayed in there.

There's got to be an easier way to do this, right? Should I buy one of those cheapo "My First Handprint" things, and just do both sides manually?

Any advice would be much appreciated!

Thank you!
--Lauren
3  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Buckbeak Mosaic from Harry Potter on: January 08, 2010 07:01:46 PM


This was my first foray into the world of mosaics! I cracked the glass myself with a hammer! I'd really like to get back into this, but I sold all my supplies when I moved states, and I don't know a good, cheap glass supplier in town. I'll have to keep my eyes out (with protective glasses covering them, of course).

It's Buckbeak from the Harry Potter series! It's just mounted on an inexpensive plastic serving tray. I had a lot of fun doing it, but I sort of need a whole room to do things like this or roommates begin to dislike you.

Materials used: glass shards, hammer to crack glass into smaller shards, grout, grout coloring, plastic tray, protective eyewear.

What I learned: Don't shove your hand into a box of glass! That makes blood happen. The more you knoooow!
4  COOKING / Dessert / Chess Pie on: January 08, 2010 06:56:00 PM
Dude, this pie is SO EASY and when you tell people the ingredients, no one will believe that they combine to form this deliciousness! The rumor on the street is that the strange name came from someone in the South asking what was in it, and a confused waiter mentioned "...It's jes' pie."

Chess Pie About an hour

cup butter
1 cups sugar
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tbs Corn Meal
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
Unbaked pie shell

Cook an unbaked shell at 425 degrees for 10 minutes. Immediately stop calling it unbaked.

Sift corn meal and sugar with a sifter. This step isn't ESSENTIAL essential, but it may end up tasting a lil grainy if it's not done.
Melt butter and let it cool
Mix.

Mix everything else and cook it at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
ENJOY!

Figure out what youre going to do with all that cornmeal.
5  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Painting a wine glass on: January 08, 2010 04:56:58 PM
I bought one of these painted wine glasses for my best friend for Christmas -- http://www.jurgeninc.com/lolitawineglasses.htm

They are SO CUTE, but I really think they could be done by hand if you're crafty enough. I notice the paint goes all the way to the top, where the lips would touch. And it's on the outside and slightly sealed, but still raised to the touch.

What do you craftsters know about safe paints and sealants to put on glassware that can be licked slightly?

Thanks in advance!
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