Monday, January 31, 2011

MORE mystery molds!

tried a few more of the molds out.  they were turning out a bit lumpy and bubbly with lost details....so i read up on it.  many sites said to dust the molds with talc, but the majority said to use graphite dust.  i also read that it helps to heat the mold a bit first, and to drop the pewter from  a bit of height so it has air pressure to help fill the molds.   i did some experimenting...heating molds with a craft heat gun, using no release, talc, graphite dust and mica (pearl-ex).  i'll post those pics tomorrow.......meanwhile, below are the results with a bit of baby powder.   still craggy but a bit smoother with better detail....click to see them bigger......
all of the molds i tried out today......

clockwise, 2 of the 3 bears (alas- i don't have the mama mold!), a  bow, a crow, an egg holder.

and here are some more.  the eagles really cool.

a nail polish bottle mold....which wouldn't cast...the bottle is solid, a thin area around it has been removed...and then it is solid again....so i guess it was to make a new hollow bottle......but it doesn't work..haha.

6 comments:

Joanne Huffman said...

I love your molds! You are having such a good time making so many cool things.

Carapace said...

Heya! Carapace here- the Geek blog is my less-updated blog, I'm mostly over here:

www.caramakes.blogspot.com

Glad you got a chuckle there, though!:D

Kathy L said...

These are really neat. I have to catch up on your blog to find out what got you going in this direction :)

Dawn said...

Wow that is a lot of models, hope you work out the secret...Good luck and happy creating x

rochambeau said...

Dear Cetta,
It is cool to read your post here.
I bought some Amazing mold putty last year but haven't fooled around with it yet so it's nice to learn from you.

xox
Constance

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