There is a lot of work involved after picking the theme for a mold. Sizes, how many parts in the mold, how to lay out the parts for easy de-molding, etc.
The Woodland Spirit mold came about after I sculpted two leafy lady designs, one large and one small, for a challenge. It was a great deal of work and the quiet feeling of the pieces inspired some designs to go with it. They had to be modified to work as molded parts. After modifications, they were laid out in the mold size diagram and sketches were drawn to fit more woodsy designs into the mold with them. We try to get as many parts in a mold as possible.
The two "Carved" wood spirits were sculpted as old men with beards and wise faces. The owl just seemed to be a good choice to go with the group. The little knot hole can be a bead. Mold two of them and place them back to back on a bead pin or wire. Press gently to bond and bake and you've got a bead that is a knot hole.
Each of our molds come with instructions to make a project from a molded part. This one is no different. Clay buddy Jane and I worked out this beaded brooch. It is simple but very showy. The colors are mica powders but acrylic paint could be dry brushed onto the baked part before antiquing the piece with burnt umber acrylic paint.
The Oak Arbor mold is pictured in the following video where Penni Jo shows how to use her molds.
Best Flexible Molds are not designed for resin or urethane materials. Resin and Urethane materials can be used in these molds BUT the molds MUST be properly Released. They are NOT food safe. They can withstand oven temperatures up to 150°.
Angel Policy: With the purchase of Best Flexible Molds you have permission to make one-of-a-kind pieces in any quantity to sell at fairs, bazaars, craft shows, and on your Etsy, Artfire and similar personal sites. However, you may not hire employees to make items from the molds or sell through non-personal commercial accounts without permission.