2-Part Push Molds

by: Frank Carney

 

You can make a dual sided push mode out of Sculpey.

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Supplies

  • Sculpey
  • Talcum powder
  • Toothpicks
  • Pins

Step 1

First remove the head of yuor figure and stuck a pin into the bootm of the neck post.

Step 2

Then kneed a clump of Sculpey deep enough to cover your figures face, then put a coating of talc on the head and push the head into the clay roughly half
way.

Step 3

Then pull out the the head, carefully. You might have to do this several times before you get it right.

Step 4

Then place two toothpick perpendicular to the mold at the corners of the mold. This is important.

Step 5

Bake the mold.

Step 6

Wait for the mold to cool. and make sure the head still fits into the mold. If it does not, then you bent the mold before you baked it, and you need to repeat Step 2.

Step 7

If the head fits into the mold then leave it in the mold and cover the head and the mold with a light layer of talc.

Step 8

Get another piece of sculpey and big enough to cover the mold and allow the toothpicks to go through it. Press the sculpey onto the mold to get a good impression of it. Carefully pull the
sculpey up off the toothpicks.

Step 9

Bake the sculpey. When it is cool test to see that it fits over the other side of your figure’s head and mates with the first half of the mold.

If all has gone well you should have a complete mold of the head you are trying to make a mold of. I did a quick test to see how tight the mold was by putting the two halves of the mold together
and pouring water into it. It held the water easily. I have since made a cast out of this mold with clay. I am next going to use a clear resin to see how good the mold is. One advantage of taking the head out of the body is to cast the peg on the head.