Notes About Using Sculpey Molds

CM3-1aThese pages are provided to my students and close clay friends.  Please do NOT put these links out on social media! While I realize that this is still a public page, it’s really for our use only. THANKS – syn

UPDATED 11/1/19 (For bezel directions at bottom)

Cabochon Mold:

  • Use a light mist of water as a mold release, but wipe the water off the top surface of the mold
  • Use less clay than you think you will need for the mold
  • Trim excess clay from the mold starting the trim from the middle of the mold to the outside edge. Repeat on the other side(s)
  • mold 2Other things to put into mold before adding clay (always FACE DOWN!):
    • Silkscreened clay (paint dried)
    • Gelli printed clay (paint dried)
    • Thin pieces of mokume gane
    • Transfers
    • Textured lace
    • Small metal charms

 

statement necklace finalBezel Mold:

  • Use the Sculpey round cutters to cut out a #1 (widest) piece of clay for the mold that is at least as large as the mold
  • Use a light mist of water as a mold release, but wipe the water off the top surface of the mold
  • Press the clay into the mold, especially on the edges into the bezel. Use your thumbs to move clay from the center of the mold to the edges.
  • Use a micro fiber towel to remove any excess moisture by pressing gently on the clay filled mold.
  • Place the clay filled mold face down on a smooth surface (like a tile or piece of glass).  Press it down, then just pull the mold up.  The clay should stay on the tile IF you have removed all the moisture.  (If not, use the micro fiber towel again and press against the tile until the clay sticks).  This will give you a PERFECT bezel!
  • Place the cab into the completed mold and gently press the mold around the cab

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