Time to make more molds! Today's post was going to be on the bead making process, but since I needed to make new molds I thought I'd share that part with you first and then next time we'll start on the beads. So here goes…
(The molding compound I use is a 2 part 5 minute cold molding compound by Art Clay World USA)
So this time around, I took all the bulky flowers and first lightly flattened them under a piece of glass. This allowed me to see how the petals would be arranged in the mold, and to carefully put them in place if needed before making the mold.
More flower smashing! Not really — press just firmly — enough so the petals stay in place.
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Once all the molds cured it was time to try them out. Here are the results of some testing — all the molds worked nicely this time around!
Alight, now it's your turn! Go out, enjoy the fresh air and pick some flowers… and make some molds! In two weeks I'll show you a few new beads you can make with your molds.
Have a fun!