Monday, September 13, 2010

Mould-Making Progress


I have finished making a two-part doll head mould to use with my up-coming "Historical Doll" class. The mould is is two parts - front and back - and I used it to press-mould the paperclay head in two halves. After it dried, I glued the the two halves together, cleaned up the seamline a little and sanded it. The result was better than I had expected it to be. Here is the two-part mould and the first head taken from it.

13 comments:

Ayala Art said...

I love it! great WIP

Lori Metcalf said...

That is fantastic!

Sue said...

Wow....the detail and clean lines on the first head are fantastic!

Sue:)

canngil said...

very clever, lady!

Stitch1Peta said...

Great idea love the face

Healing Woman said...

Did you use clay to sculpt the first head you used to make the mold? You got a very clean molded head. Great and thanks for showing.

paula nerhus said...

this is really cool!

Janine said...

What a beautiful outcome! I have made molds and poured molds and I can say yours by far is fabulous for a pressed clay mold! (mold making not very fun for me!)

Jan Marie said...

Wondeful press mold..always such beautiful dolls..When can I buy this press mold in your Etsy shop....

Blessings...
Jan

Susie McMahon said...

Healing Woman, I used plasticine to make the original head and just cut it in hal. (You know, that non-drying oily clay they use for clay animation).
Jan, I'll have these press-moulded heads available in November when I get back home from my travels.

Susie McMahon said...

Or "half", even! ;-)

Dixie Sargent Redmond said...

Beautiful, Susie. :-)

cwbsartist said...

Wonderful job, neat and clean. Mold making is my undoing every time. What material did you use for the mold itself?

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