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

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.
  • Bend the mold to release the clay from at least 3 directions before trying to remove the clay
  • Place the cab into the completed mold and gently press the mold around the cab

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