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« on: July 28, 2006 10:26:25 PM »

After removing reflective tape, with flex mold clay I made mold. (scrap clay will work ok also)



I pressed black clay into mold, I added small flower in middle on this one. After baking I used rub n buff gold leaf to help impression stand out.

I found these semi-precious (flat on one side) stones from Flea Market.
Lucky me, these are the perfect size for this mirror impression.


Here is a silver one. I used silver rub n buff after baking.
This first tigers eye, is used without pre made mold, just mirror.  I think I used embossing powder on this one after it was baked.


I sure love this Barbie Mirror!! Grin 
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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2006 11:40:04 PM »

They're lovely! Whay a great idea. I can see I'm going to be looking at everything in a different light now! What did you use for the mould? Is it a flexible clay, or just regular stuff?
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2006 12:37:04 PM »

I used that flexible clay for mold but it will work with just regular clay too.  I find that mold making clay is tricky.  I find it works better if put in fridge for few mins before trying to mold it.  It gets soft super quick before baking it when handled too much. 
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2006 03:56:09 PM »

What a good idea!!!! It's perfect to make polymerclay cameos.

I really love the silver one
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2006 03:58:23 PM »

how clever and they look so good.  i really like the one with the flower in the center.  very cute!
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2006 06:39:54 PM »

so pretty!
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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2006 06:40:54 PM »

hah that's so cool!  it's so pretty, i never would have thought it came from a Barbie mirror.
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2006 09:10:12 AM »

Barbie never looked so good!
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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2006 09:24:25 AM »

Very pretty!  Next you have to try making your own polymer "stones" for them too  Grin  

Have you done any with mica or real-metal powders instead of the Rub 'N Buff? (the smell of that stuff makes me ill... oh actually, there's a newer paste wax that doesn't have that smell and it supposed to be even better; think it's called Guilder's Paste --no, actually "Baroque Art Gilders Paste"... have some info on it on my Powders/Waxes page)

I found that once you discover how totally fun it is to make molds with polymer clay, nothing is ever SAFE again.  Unfortunately though, I became a total pack rat with my eyes and imagination, and still have boxes and piles of things to try I haven't even gotten around to yet (and may never)...eyes bigger than stomach at a never-ending buffet  Shocked Roll Eyes... sigh.


(there are more HOW-TO's about making polymer molds, and casts, in this thread too for anyone who wants more info :
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=101292.0 )



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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2006 09:34:23 AM »

That is a brilliant idea! And those pendants are beautiful!
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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2006 10:25:14 AM »

DianeB, The gold leaf rub n buff smell doesnt bother me, but it does not stay on very long.  You cannot bake it again for it is flamable.  But these were before I found the Pearl Ex powder, I LOVE THESE!!  They did not have the powders available at Hobby Lobby when I used rub n buff, but they do now!!  25 dollars for 12 different colors.  I have not "redone" these with the powders YET.  Bet the impressions will really pop with the pearl ex.  I used the Pearl ex on my plant pokes  Grin 
   I thank God for my daughter, she doesn't mind me "borrowing" her barbie stuff.  Barbie's sneakers has awsome impressions on the bottom, I have used too.  I have shoe box full of stuff like this to make impressions with.   Wink
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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2006 11:32:08 AM »

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You cannot bake it again for it is flamable. 


Actually, Rub 'N Buff, as well as Gilder's Paste, etc., can be baked at the temps we use for polymer clay... it is solventy, but guess there's not enough in it or the heat is too low to be a problem.  I've done it myself in a class, and at other times ... don't remember if we waited awhlie before baking in the class, but if so it wasn't long.  Some of the Rub 'N Buff colors can change in the heat though, like the Red. 

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Hobby Lobby ...25 dollars for 12 different colors of (Pearl Ex).


Yep! ...and only $16 or so if you use a bi-weekly Michaels 40% coupon there!  (I'm pretty sure HL takes those, but not totally sure... I know JoAnn's and other are supposed to).  I did spring for a couple of large jars of Pearl Ex at the art store though... I find I use the Brilliant Gold and sometimes copper or one of the older-looking golds enough to justify needing much more of those... of course it depends a lot on the size of the project too, but I don't usually tend to do big ones, and I don't generally mix the powder into translucent clay either which also uses up a lot at one time.

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  Bet the impressions will really pop with the pearl ex.


Show us when you do that!  Pearl Ex is definitely brighter than Rub'NBuff as long as it's well applied ... haven't tried the Gilder's Paste so don't know about it.  And real-metal powders are even brighter, but they need to be sealed.




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« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2006 12:38:43 PM »

Thanks so much DianeB for the info.  Wow I was too chicken to bake anything that says FLAMABLE lol.  But now that I have these powders, I like them much better.  I am getting low on the Gold in this set.  Looks like I will have to shop online for big jar for none to be found in my area craft stores.  I have Ben Franklins, Hobby Lobby, and discount stores craft sections to choose from.  I have heard of a Michaels about 40 miles away in Louisville KY. Cheaper than gas to buy online anymore. 
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« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2006 03:48:30 PM »

Wow, you never cease to amaze me - those are totally gorgeous! so vintage and yet modern with a hint of native american thrown in.
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« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2006 03:44:47 PM »

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Try an art supply store (and one hobby/craft store here has them... D&J Hobby) for the larger jars of Pearl Ex (should be about $6 each), or you can probably get them directly from Jacquard.  Probably lots of places to check... just find the cheapest!






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« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2006 03:47:29 PM »

Wow.  I cannot believe this was mad from a Barbie toy, it's gorgeous.
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« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2006 04:26:32 PM »

Thank you very much for your compliments.  And thanks DianeB, I will check it out for sure, price sounds awsome to me! Grin
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« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2006 02:15:02 AM »

Awesome idea! I'm all for using found objects Cheesy
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