Prescious Metal Clay PMC Mould Making
A. Lay a single small sheet of plastic wrap (Saran or Glad Wrap) entirely over the bottom half of the mould. Read "My Notes" below. B. Mix more compound together than for the bottom layer and roll into a shape larger than the bottom layer. C. COAT ALL PARTS OF THE Pandora Silver Gold Heart Silver Charm 503 MOULD WITH OLIVE OIL! This will keep any clay Pandora Silver Gold Heart Silver Charm 503 from sticking to your mould. B.
This instructable is how to create a precious metal clay (PMC), metal clay (copper and bronze) or polymer clay Pandora Bead With Stone Full Diamond Silver mould from which to cast an Pandora Silver Gold Heart Silver Charm 503 organic odd shaped item.
This Instructable will not cover how to use or fire Precious Metal Clay, rather how Thomas Sabo Brown Plaited Leather 24 Thomas Sabo Charms Pinsk Apple inch with 2 inch adjustable to create and test your moulds to ensure the desired effect is reached before destroying expensive clay!
As with everything, have your work station set up neatly with all items you will require to make the process easy.
Spend the time getting to know every tool and chemical, and rehearse the order beforehand. Also, when creating the two halves, you want them to overlap and have some quirky ridges so the halves won't slide around when you are trying to mould the precious metal clay.
At first I was having trouble as the mould compound was setting looking like a kitchen sponge, which made my mould rough and lost a lot of detail. The sponge look can result for a few reasons
a) the two parts are NOT very close to required ratio amount (weigh them!)
b) OR your mould compound is too old and has gone off (who Pandora Murano Glass Bead 257 would have thought rubber can have a shelf life!)
c) OR You are mixing the two parts for too long and the compound is trying to set
d) Pandora Silver Gold Heart Silver Charm 503 OR each part is not at Thomas Sabo Charms Black Cross its optimal temperature for use
e) or a mixture of all 4 reasons.
Mine was a mix of reasons a, c and e so after some more test runs I figured out that I couldn't mix past 20 seconds, had to warm up the separate parts for a while and "eyeballing" the amounts didn't work for me.
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