I'm bursting at the seams with enthusiasm for a new project! Never one to focus on a small number of projects at once I have started making molds to cast multiples so that I can work through ideas en masse! Below are images of my mold making project. I used a two part brush-able silicone by Smooth-On http://www.smooth-on.com/ its a great product and easy to use, and picks up incredible detail!
|Smooth-On Two Part Brush-able Silicone and Mold Release from http://www.smooth-on.com/|
|Getting ready to add the first layer of brush on silicone.|
|After the first layer of silicone. Timing is really important, the layers must have about an hour in between applications and the texture must be 'tacky.'|
|First layer on all 5 tile moldes.|
|Final silicone molds after 4 layers of Smooth-On.|
To support the silicone I had to construct a mother mold. I constructed my mother mold out of plaster.
Once the mold was complete I made a test casting to see how the Smooth-On picked up the detail, and to be certain that my mother supported the silicone adequately.
|Original positive on Left, test cast in plaster on Right. Huzzah!|
As for Etsy, I'm now at 10 items and growing! I've had a great time this week networking with other Etsy Shops and joining Etsy Teams, I'm really excited to be part of a global community of artist and creatives.
As promised, here is one of the pieces completed in 2015! Enjoy!
|'Go With The _______' Sanding on wood panel. Layers of paint gradually removed conveying a sense of time and motion. Gold embellishments and fluorescent paint make the Sanding shift as you pass it.|
|View from the right end of 'Go with the _____'|