Master class for those who are just beginningto master the molding from cold porcelain. Below you will learn how to make molds to further create leaves and find a small list of the necessary tools for working with porcelain. I wish you all success in your creative work! There are several ways of making molds, which are not inferior to those purchased (because they are done in exactly the same way)! Materials:
- a glass bottle (can be plastic hard),
- plasticine children's soft (you can put on batteries and it will be softer),
- epoxy adhesive (90R.) (or epoxy resin with hardener in different bottles (sold in kilograms).
We do not need an expensive transparent epoxy,which is used in jewelry and other gizmos, so I bought, on the advice of my friend, a glue epoxy universal brand EDP, it is not expensive (90p.), and the amount of resin in one box for molds 4-5 is enough! Its only drawback is that it dries for a long time - because it is intended for bonding - but since the amount of hardener is not limited, as well as the large amount of resin, I had to wait a long time - the complete drying takes probably a week, plus 3-4 days. The rate of solidification depends on the amount of hardener and air temperature (you do not need to put it on the battery, and then the plasticine will melt and the impression will not work), you can also add dyes there to alcohol to give shades. Plastilin rolled in a cake on the glass or onthick oilcloth, grease with petroleum jelly and pushes the desired petal by rolling a bottle with petroleum jelly, make sure everything is beautiful, the work is dirty, prepare yourself wet wipes for rubbing your hands and bottles! Then gently do the border, I scraped the knife moving to the print. We remove the petal very carefully, so that there are no excess notches from the nails and fingers. Epoxy is prepared according to the instructions in the unnecessaryplastic jar from food products, such as yogurt, with this plastic there will be no epoxy reaction, the resin can be heated on the battery for flow pain. Fill the finished composition in our form and wait - I waited 3-4 days! Do you see the fingerprint? I checked this - it's not sticky - we wait further! We tear off plasticine, I had to wash the mold with a brush, then wipe it with a damp cloth and wipe it with alcohol - degrease! Left dirty - right clean! Homemade mold Making: on a thick film we stick transparent double-sided adhesive tape (under a film we put a printout of a leaf with veins) and on this adhesive tape we paste threads in the necessary direction, work laborious, but the result quite good, the thread can be taken of different thickness and then the invoice will be more natural that-whether. After, you need to open this "mold" several times with varnish, so that the adhesive tape has stopped sticking (I opened it 3 times). Mold: plate, price from 25 p. Plates of different sizes and shapes with this texture. Mold: plate, price from 25 p. Plates of different sizes and shapes with this texture. Mold: cutting dressing, the price is from 50 rubles. Mold: laurel leaves (soaked). Mold from corrugated paper, the impression is obtainednot deep, but the petals will be more realistic, the only drawback is that the corrugation is slightly dyed, it is better to mold with white corrugation (if there is such in nature, but if there is no petal or bright color then). Homemade molds from gypsum and porcelain. Different things: 1 - Stack-bamboo knitting needle (№4.5 length 20 cm) 2 - 2A - Buns-smooth beads from necessary and unnecessary beads (for rolling off the edges of the petal) 3 - Stack-handle (metal) (for forming cores and rolling edges of the petal) 4 - Cosmetic sponge edges and they press HF to the mold, so fingerprints are not there) 5 - Stacks for molding (impinge on the rolled petals) 6 - 6A - toothpick and skewer (gives the texture a petal) 7 - 7A - manicure gadgets (for giving textures to petals and leaves, as well as for making molds on foam) 8 - Disposable spoon (They dry the petals to shape) 9 - Nail scissors (mode and shred the edges and not only ...) Figured scissors: a very good thing, it makes it easier to cut edges at the leaves (the price for them is different, from 45 rubles to 120 rubles). Knifes modes - knife (80r.) chose, for a long time thought about how it will slide and cut in the right direction, but the knife for pizza (70 rub.) is a good thing, but if the diameter is large, then it is not very convenient to work with small parts, and if the diameter is smaller, it is more convenient , well, a double knife (150 rub.) - wavy is also convenient for cutting leaves, plus my purchase of a cutting mat (expensive pleasure 230r .r-A4) Samodel: my dad made me all sorts of pawns from the balls from the bearings - the treasure is simple! Paint for greens: bought it for collation of water emulsion and experimented with painting samovar HF - the color really liked - so it looks just chic. The mass behaves, as well as when painting, with oil paints, it dries faster and the elasticity decreases, but not much. In the left corner of the leaf is already dried and fresh mass - the color, as you can see, is practically the same! The oil paint "Sonnet" - "Herbal greens" - a ball 3 cm added 2 pea paint. Oil paint "Gamma" - "Swamp dark" №528 - a ball 3 cm added 2 pea paint. Oil paint "Gamma" - "Glauconite greenery" № 510 - a ball of 3 cm added 4 pea paint. A syringe - it is necessary for making thin even "sausages" (roots for orchids, curls, for breaking stems, etc.). Homemade cutters made from cans of beer. Purchased forms for biscuits and not only, they are much cheaper than professional cutters - although of course they are inferior to them. Polystyrene beads - as a base for flowers! A large package was bought in a floristic store (r-r from 0.5 to 1 cm) - 80 rubles. And the balls "Fantasy World" in the shops for creativity - 52 rubles. Set of felling for making flowers frommarzipan and mastic - I bought such a thing at the exhibition "Formula of Needlework" for 650 rubles. We are very suitable for these felling - one set for all occasions! I advise you to go for bakery shops there so much interesting! and cheaper than floristic cutters! Tools for marzipan - cheap to excellent 150 rub. They are all sold in shops for a baker. I would like to share small nuances. So,in the beginning, we find suitable leaves. I chose a hydrangea leaf, a sheet of foxglove, a leaf of a girlish vine, a leaf of ordinary grapes (I do not know the grade), a leaf of a rose. Plasticine warmed up a little in the microwave, rolled the rolls with a rolling pin (through parchment), made impressions, lifted them, greased the sides with a massage cream based on petroleum jelly. Then I prepared the glue according to the instructions (I bought a glue for 120 ml). But before mixing with the hardener I put a jar of resin in warm water for liquefaction for a couple of minutes. Filled the glue into the molds. The thickness of the layer must be at least 3 mm. She left the forms with epoxy days at 5-6. And now the hardest thing is to extract molds from plasticine molds. Despite petroleum jelly, plasticine departs reluctantly. At first she simply cleaned the plasticine, then lowered it into hot water and with a dry cloth removed the heated plasticine from the mold, then with a knife scraped the back side of the mold, and then wiped the mold with alcohol. Come on, in short, a lot. But the result is satisfied. In future works I will show the application of molds in practice. Here they are ready-made! From the left to the right are hydrangeas, grapes, girlish girls and foxglove. The dye from plasticine migrated to the epoxy. These are forms ready for casting. Below is a leaf of girlish vine and ordinary grapes, top of the foxglove (left) and hydrangea. And this mold leaves a girl's grapes facture sheet of a new rose. Great it turned out, I really like. At least I molded the molds of the leaves.