Tuesday, January 22, 2013

In my studio: following instructions is sometimes best!

A few years ago Art Mind posted a tutorial for making a polymer brooch or ring. I thought that it would be very useful to make a mold for myself so that I could spend more time decorating my clay pieces an less time manufacturing them.

My brain was still recovering from the holidays when I decided to make a mold in a cardboard box. Yes,  I thought that it would be a good idea to have plaster dry in cardboard. 

Oh, and I also cooked the clay beforehand which did not help matters one bit!!

I couldn't pry them out of the plaster so the only thing to do with it was draw a face on it (before throwing it away). :-)

Thankfully, I learned my lesson and decided to follow the instructions.