A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Need help? Click the HELP link at the top of the screen to read the docs or ask at the Help Desk.
Total Members: 309,611
Currently Running With Scissors:
508 Guests and 14 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: how do you make your moulds?  (Read 832 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
glue gun weilding cowgirl
Offline Offline

Posts: 284
Joined: 13-Jun-2007

View Profile available for personal swaps
« on: June 21, 2011 01:22:05 PM »

other than the scilpey elasticlay stuff. I remember by dad making moulds from silicone based glue (copydex?) but I cant remember the exact method.

I have tried searching but to no avail!

eta: tried searching again with the correct spelling and more replies funnily enough! Id still like more info on flexible moulds though as most of the results im finding are for hard molds

« Last Edit: June 21, 2011 01:30:33 PM by mistressH » THIS ROCKS   Logged
Diane B.
Offline Offline

Posts: 5071
Joined: 01-May-2004

GlassAttic --polymer clay "encyclopedia"

View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2011 04:12:10 PM »

For polymer clay, the best flexible molds to make are from 2-part silicone putties.  There are various kinds, and various qualities among them, but you can check them out from this page at my site:
http://glassattic.com/polymer/molds.htm (click on 2-Part Silicone Putties and on Alginates, Etc)

On that page you'll also see categories for making molds from all kinds of other things too, some flexible, some not, even from glues and caulks. 
The flexible polymer clays don't always have the smoothest surfaces for making molds.

Actually, most of the molds made for polymer clay are push molds though and made from regular polymer clay.  There's info about doing that on the page too but you might also be interested in a post I wrote here (with some pics) about molds and polymer clay awhile back:
« Last Edit: June 21, 2011 04:14:05 PM by Diane B. » THIS ROCKS   Logged

few of my photos
(had to move them from YahooPhotos, so many now without captions)
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Willed: The Artists
A Monumental and Ceremonial Culture
Cool Art Made Out of Pop Bottle Caps
Using an iPhone to Control a 40-Foot Figure Sculpture
Eye Spy: Huge Eyeball in Big City
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Decorative Bulletin Board
Rain, rain, you don't have to go away...
Tute Tuesday: Latch Hooked Rag Rug

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.