Monday, October 19, 2009

Molding Kewpie or Charlotte's

The other day I was working on a silver spoon necklace and I wanted to add a little antique doll. Well the doll was too big for the spoon so I decided to make one from polymer clay. After struggling with it for hours I finally got one I liked...that is when it dawned on me I could have just made a mold of one of my plastic charms to use... so I did that too. I think they came out pretty kewl. I used just regular sculpy and used hand lotion for a release agent. After buttering two slabs with hand lotion, I sandwiched the plastic doll charms between the sculpy, cut it into a cube and separated the halves of the mold. Then I baked the mold. The mold does get hard but you can use the "eraser" sculpy if you want a flexible mold. Once the mold was baked, I painted it with hand lotion again so it would release, then pressed sculpy into it leaving it heaping. I then pressed the top of the mold on and squished them together. After I removed the top I used the excess from the seam edges to lift the little doll out of the other side of the mold, trimmed the seams with an xacto knife, baked them and whala! I am watching a few charms on ebay too so if I win, I can see more molds in my future... being in the Halloween spirit I could not resist adding that little spooky pun :))


sannasartmind said...

Excellent thinking I adore frozen Charlottes. I have even seen them made into silver. I wonder if there would be a way to make these look like silver?

Susie Jefferson said...

Well done for thinking outside the box! And coming up with such adorable little charms. These are lovely!

gale said...

you are so SO SOOOO CREATIVE!!!
Not only did I love your dolls I love the fact that you shared with everyone else the how!

Lynn Stevens said...

Inka, They look great! Debbie and I went shopping yesterday, I picked up a sweet frozen Charlotte. And since my other one is with Somerset at the time I will be molding up my new little cutie. I'll let you know how it comes out!

Jen Crossley said...

You and I are on the same wave length Inka.LOve the dolls.Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a creative 2010 New year