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      Hello Swirlers! I've been making molds and resin pieces and thought I'd show a few. Last summer I went to an art retreat and part of one of the classes I took we leaed some basic molding techniques to use with Sculpey III clay. I bought the stuff but never tried it again. When I got the tech kit for December I decided it was a sign to give it a try. I have a stash of old broken bits and pieces of jewelry and other things I like to use on cards and layouts and mixed media pieces so I picked a few and had an afteoon of molding mania! Yesterday I made a batch of resin and poured it into the molds. Here are a few of the pieces:

      If you are still shy about resin you can also fill your molds with hot glue from a hot glue gun but you have to work really quick. The second pic is of a piece I made using hot glue and next to it is the resin piece I haven't painted yet.

      A couple of things I leaed: make sure when you make your mold that your piece is pushed into the clay as level as possible. You will notice on one piece that I missed one edge of the detail on the mold and my resin won't stay in that part. If you push your piece to far into the mold and it makes a pinhole just put some magic tape over the hole and you can still use it for making a resin piece. Don't use more mold clay than you need for the piece you are molding.

      I've got another batch of items I'm going to mold! yeehaw!
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        Oh No you rascal!!! Now I want molding putty and resin!!! Very cool, love the one with hot glue…how cute is that!!!! And the last one on the top batch is so pretty…

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          Here's a pic of another piece I made using hot glue–I used it on a layout I just posted in the gallery.

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            Fantastic, Patty!

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              (had to go make lunch) Wanted to ask how you make molds with sculpey, I have tons of that and some really pretty vintage jewelry from my Mother.

              Barbara

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                Here's a pic of another piece I made using hot glue–I used it on a layout I just posted in the gallery.

                [img:width=486&height=500]/wp-content/uploads/2014/1357589017_2593_FT191216_resin_pieces_2013-01-06_002_486x500.jpg[/img]

                Cool…

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                  Wow, they came out really great!

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                    Fantastic, Patty!!! Thanks for the tips.

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                      (had to go make lunch) Wanted to ask how you make molds with sculpey, I have tons of that and some really pretty vintage jewelry from my Mother.

                      Barbara

                      Hey Barbara–I wrote that in a confusing way–you don't make the molds out of Sculpey you put the Sculpey in the molds you've made. There are however Sculpey moulds/molds you can buy at Michaels–lots of choices. Is it moulds or molds?? Neither one looks right to me right now. 😮

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                        That little jewel piece is awesome honey!!! I love to see what u come up with. I'm playing vicariously through you! Haha

                        "Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."

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                          Patty these are wonderful!!

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                            I'm digging through a box of bits and pieces of old vintage jewelry and trinkets that my sister found on her travels among the local estate sales. I think that several pieces have resin mold potential – but I'll be hanged if I can FIND the stuff locally.

                            What exactly do I need to make these beauties happen?

                            "Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."

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                              [quote]

                              (had to go make lunch) Wanted to ask how you make molds with sculpey, I have tons of that and some really pretty vintage jewelry from my Mother.

                              Barbara

                              Hey Barbara–I wrote that in a confusing way–you don't make the molds out of Sculpey you put the Sculpey in the molds you've made. There are however Sculpey moulds/molds you can buy at Michaels–lots of choices. Is it moulds or molds?? Neither one looks right to me right now. 😮
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                              Da! Guess I'll have to get Amazing! I did try it yesterday. I left the sculpey soft, made the impression and put in hot glue. I did work but it was a pain to get the sculpey off…Then I baked the sculpey with the impression, put sculpey in that, took it out and baked it…that tued out better. Probably isn't good to have sculpey near photos though..

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                                I'm digging through a box of bits and pieces of old vintage jewelry and trinkets that my sister found on her travels among the local estate sales. I think that several pieces have resin mold potential – but I'll be hanged if I can FIND the stuff locally.

                                What exactly do I need to make these beauties happen?

                                Hi Pat, It is called Amazing…check out the December Technique Video. Thats why I want it too…vintage jewelry…OOh La La!

                                Barbara

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                                  Patty, they came out amazing!

                                  "Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."

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