Wednesday, 5 November 2014

What's on My Workdesk Wednesday 283? Molds and test runs!

Hello Fellow Desker from Julia's place over at Stamping Ground.  Welcome to my desk on this Wednesday!

Here you see me in the throws of testing a new product I came across at the same Hobby expo where I found the leather you saw on my desk last week.

I went to their factory yesterday and spoke to the most helpful lady behind the counter.

I am wanting to make my own molds from old cogs from my printer and other interesting keys etc for my canvas classes.

While at the Hoby expo, I also found lovely silicone molds, made for icing in a baking stand...my mind did flick flax and I could see the possibilities of making items for mixed media and canvas art.  The question was with what medium...
The lady at AMT explained their various products and we came to the conclusion as to which one I needed and I spent some time yesterday afternoon playing with the Smooth Cast.  It works like a dream and sets in 10 minutes...so my impatient side is very happy!

I have not had a chance to play with the mold making stuff yet...it takes 6 hours to cure, so I thought I would give that a try this morning and leave it on my desk to set while I am at work!

22 comments:

  1. This looks like really interesting stuff! So many exciting possibilities.

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  2. Wow! Those turned out beautifully. Have fun experimenting. #8

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  3. Cant wait to see more of this wonderful moulds you are making, theylook gorgeous
    Bridget #2

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  4. ooh, what a fab find! they look gorgeous and I am sure you will put them to good use.. Helen 3

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  5. Now that looks like an amazing product and love the moulds you are using.
    Sandra de @21

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  6. Now this really sparks my curious side! Very interesting and I can see endless possibilities for these!
    Glenda #37

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  7. You have sparked my curiosity. i have not thought of making molds and adding them to my mixed media canvases but now I am beginning the see the possibilities. Will have to see what the local craft store offers. Diane #25

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  8. Ooo, you've got some nice moulds there! I'll try to remember Smooth Cast - sounds like a great product. Can't wait to see what you create with these! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #42

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  9. WOW,,,,, Amazing - this is what I have had in my mind long time - I just need to figure out how to get it in Denmark.. what a splendid job you did with this!! .. Thank you so much for sharing

    Kind regards
    Mariane
    http://cordes.re/blg/wind/?p=1726 #55

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  10. That looks really interesting! Can you then later paint, color, grunge them etc? Keep us posted....
    Thank you for letting me look over your shoulder.
    Have a good week.
    Lisca#28

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  11. Those are intriguing! I can't wait to see how the mold-making works out.

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  12. Nooooo... Another "must have"! I've been looking for something more substantial than paper clay for my molds.
    #63

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  13. What a clever idea. Yes.. my minds starting to work over time with the possibilities! Have fun with your experiments and do let us know how you get on.
    have a happy week
    Lynda B 10

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  14. I am in LOVE with those casts! What a completely fab idea, I could live with those as a decoration in my house :-). It'll be interesting to see how you use them in future projects!
    Hugs, LLJ 25 xx

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  15. This is very exciting, Bella. I love doing this! I have been using Easy Mold putty - 2-pt silicone putty which you mix together and you then have about 5-10 mins before it cures. I have tried various things for casting with, and Friendly Plastic pellets are brilliant and give super results. I also use Polyfilla One Fill but it is very fragile until it is fully dry, and probably better well stuck down than for more stand-alone castings like charms. UTEE works well, too, and polymer or air dry clay. Anything that sets solid, really. I love the swirls and shapes you have made. I've had great success with gear wheels, bolt and screw heads and other stuff for steampunk.

    Thanks for your lovely comment, and I'm glad you like my album. I am very pleased with how the black and white borders are working out. Thank you also for your good wishes for Beatrice - our kitties certainly are part of the family, and it's awful when they are ill. She is now 14 so quite old, although they can live much longer than this. We are doing our best to keep her going!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #44

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  16. What fun! Do please show the finished projects, won't you?! Hugs, Chris # 7

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  17. Now that's what I call having a good time! Chris57

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  18. That looks really interesting. Is it stiff when dry or flexible? I could have possibilities for my paintings too. I'd love to see how the moulds work out too. Have a great week playing.
    Von #23

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  19. How cool is that.... You could make some very cool stuff. Can't wait to see what you are up to.

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  20. interesting. Is it like a polymer in hardness or more pliable like paper? Does it hold ink? Looking forward to seeing what you do with it. Have a great week. Vickie #68

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  21. Oooh now that all looks very interesting, are they resilient or do they cracka nd break if they get bent? I am trying to decide their uses so mybe cards and things would be a bad idea! Annette #18

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  22. I can definitely see lots of hours of fun to be had, with all of these goodies!

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