I needed something skeleton/zombie themed for my OTT Halloween partner, Glamis. But I wasn't sure what to make. I wound up buying a flexible silicone mold of a lolita skeleton cameo and figured I'd try my hand at casting a pendant out of it. Turns out, it was harder than I expected and took a bunch of tries to get it right. LOL
Here's the end result though:
I started with this:
And after trying a variety of materials, I finally wound up using a white polymer clay. (I didn't get a shot of the front before I started painting but you can see the white back)
I used a combination of pearlescent white acrylic paint, red acrylic paint and a green mica powder to paint the detailed casting and give the recessed parts a hint of the green. When it was done, I put a coupe light coats of Mod Podge over it to seal it.
I adhered the finished it to a ready-made bezel, then strung hematite colored glass pearls, accent beads and red jade beads to make a complete necklace.
Thankfully, she loved it which was a great relief since it was my first time making something like that and I after all the failed attempts to get it right, I was really pleased with how it came out!