Friday, 13 April 2012

Messing about making moulds

 Its raining again, so after the usual morning chores 'sigh' off I went out to the end of the garden.
I thought I would experiment making impressions of 'things' and see how they work out when 'caste' with polymer clay.  

The above which I used polymer clay to make the impression - turned out quite well I thought.
 I wanted them to look like 'found' objects rather than works of art
 So they don't have to be perfect, and I have 'messed them up' a bit
 It's great to experiment with supplies that are so inexpensive that it doesn't matter if they get messed up.
These two are just fragments of the impression I took of

 A roman relic I made here

I made a few more then they all got baked for half a hour - and I sat looking out the window at the torrential rain!
Here are some of the baked examples
 A mushroom
It was fun getting three different face projects from the one mould just by experimenting, and playing with a moulding tool.
These are for an 'Roman' theme project.

So that kept me busy for a few happy hours - it's great to just 'play' and experiment - you never know what you might come up with.

Next I will try to colour the faces etc - but need to wait until I get my 'new eye' !

Thanks for visiting


sam21ski said...

Well it certainly looks like you had a fab play Lottie, all great pieces but my faves have to be the ones of the Roman themed project, can't wait to see what you do with them.

Good luck with the new eye!!

Sam xxx

Angelnorth said...

Looks like you had a fun time - the three faces are great as examples of getting different looks from the same starting point, fab job!

Anonymous said...

Such lovely little faces Lottie. I find that now that I've started claying how I see possible moulds in everything around me.

Shairon said...

Well done, Lottie! I especially love the 3 faces. x

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

oooooooo when you get back home from the op these will be ready waiting . Looks great fun and as you say, doesnt matter if the shapes go a bit wrong (although they all look fine to me). Absolutely LOVE those mushrooms!

Ephemera said...

Hi Lottie, these look fantastic, I love anything Greek or Roan so can't wait to see what you create. Xx

Sally said...

These are lovely Lottie, I especially like the mushroom one :)

Craftgirl said...

I love what you have made with the moulds. Thanks for stopping by. The instructions for the brocades are somewhere on my blog about 3 years ago I think.