Sunday, June 28, 2015

A New Mold! Small Faces

We have been asked over and over for more faces and I am glad to say, we have a new face mold.

  The faces in this mold are a variety of miniature sizes from our most popular molds. The tiny faces can be used in a multitude of ways.

The hands are scaled to use with the medium sized faces.


This image shows all 12 faces and the two hands molded using beige clay. 

Blush was very lightly brushed on cheeks before baking. This is very important as it will darken slightly on each re-baking if using Genesis® oil paints for the features.







Daughter Viktoria and I had fun painting the tiny faces a this pic shows.

The face in the lower left corner is the start of an art doll. I put very thin, tiny slices of leaf canes and a very thin translucent and white rose cane slice into the mold before molding the face.

Faces do not have to have painted features in  order to make an impact. The project instructions included in the mold do not require painted features.


The project for this mold was created using Premo®'s Gray Granite clay.

By antiquing the gray granite clay after baking the artwork can be made to look old, worn and,

if burnished with a mica based finish, can look like an old treasure perhaps.


The great thing about projects is that each individual person adds their own touch and unique vision to them.







Note the tiny face in my palm. This is the next to smallest face.












If you wish to try your hand at painting the faces and hands, here are some of the tools I found to work the best for my daughter and I.

We used Genesis® oil paints. They do not set up until baked so errors are easily removed. The Colour Shaper was great at removing any paint that strayed from where it should be.

To prevent the clay from over darkening during baking, I added white to the beige clay. One part white to ten parts beige.







The mold is available now on our website. Best Flexible Molds 

To celebrate this new mold, from Sunday June 28, 2015 to Monday July 6, 2015 we are featuring free shipping to all our USA customers.

Thanks for stopping by
Penni Jo Couch
designer/sculptor - Best Flexible Molds

2 comments:

Lottie me said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I wish you were in the Uk!

Penni Jo AKA Claylady43 said...

Hi Lottie,
Thank you so much for your kind comment. Even though we do not ship internationally, we have an excellent dealer here in the USA who ships internationally.

Trish, at Polyclayplay.com

http://www.polyclayplay.com/Cart/categories/Molds/Best-Flexible-Molds/
Yours,
Penni Jo