Archive for October 9, 2013

First attempt at mold making

So, the past week or two iv been trying to make my very first mold! This is in preparation for ToyCon next year so I can sell resin toys as well as plush. Anyway, I got my rubber latex and my recently made golden antler model. I was pretty excited! Only for that feeling to ve shattered by the antlers breaking off as I pushed it into the clay. I wanted a two piece mold but now I had no model to make it from until I found one of my Russian dolls and inspiration struck. In excitement I poured the latex over the dolls. Days later it still wasn’t drying, apparently its silicone you can pour but latex needs to be brushed on in layers urghh. I scooped out most of the liquid and turned it upside down to start again. Whilst doing another one at the same time! It’s been a steep learning curve but hopefully it will all be worth it. I will be posting the results very soon. Might even do a tutorial if all goes well :)

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Model making

So, I want to make some toy models for ToyCon next year so started playing with clay. I made these using air dry clay and painted them with acrylic. The next step is pretty scary as I want to make a silicone mold from a model then finally make a resin cast from that mold! Its a long process and I have not done this before so im taking my time to do everything right. I photographed my modelling stage below:

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