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Hey guys!

These little toads are for sale: [link]


For those of you who have been following my facebook page: [link] you have seen my experiments with mold making and sculpture!


Conclusion:
Latex molds are not so great. Basically you have to paint thin layers of the liquid latex over your sculpture. Each layer has to dry 100% before you proceed with the next one. They recommend you use a hairdryer to help with the process. Hairdyer+latex= the worst smell ever. After about 6 hours (15 layers of latex), I gave up and ripped the mold off of my poor little scupley toad. Thankfully, the process didn't hurt him! I tried pouring some plaster into the latex mold, but the toad that came out definitely didn't look like the sculpture.

Next I tried RTV silicon. You get 2 bottles, which you mix together and pour over the sculpture. It sets in 6 hours and no hairdryers are involved. You just pour it, and leave it. Come back later and you will have a strong, flexible rubber mold ready for casting! I made resin casts out of the mold, so the sculptures would be more durable.

Overall, it was a really fun experiment, and I am excited to try more!
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xyly Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Student General Artist
Wow you mastered the cuteness to the teeth!<3 Fish 
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AmyinWonderlandofOz Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Wonderful little guys....
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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
An experiment with some very cute results! Your customers are very lucky to be in the possession of such cute little toad figurines!
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PinkParasol Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Aw, thank you! <3
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Noss91 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
I love them!! Their colors are so beautiful :)
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:iconpinkparasol:
PinkParasol Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Thank you! <3
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:iconnoss91:
Noss91 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011   Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :hug:
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:iconavaril:
Avaril Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so lovely!
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:iconpinkparasol:
PinkParasol Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
Thank you!
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lunatraits Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
hehe, they're awesome
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hopes-darkest-light Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
oh my gosh they are adorable, definately make more of them! Do have any idea what you want to make next?
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RaineeLuv Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
So pretty!
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blimpPOP Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
cute!
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:iconpasserimel:
Passerimel Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
These are so awesome. Inspires me to try mold making again! If I had the $ I would def get one. Maybe later. :)
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LaFeeNoir Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Lovely!
Are you also a sculptress?? You're really great!
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:iconlequi:
Lequi Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely colours and textures! Congrats :)
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:iconlequi:
Lequi Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely colours and textures! Congrats :)
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nasaru Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010   Writer
Okay those are cute :D
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suedonym Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Oh, so cuuuute! :)
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phantastes Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
For the first time, I can say lovely toads! :love:
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:iconhezoo:
hezoo Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010   Traditional Artist
They're very, very cute ^^ I like their bumpy skin.
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:iconmirrei:
Mirrei Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Sooo cute!
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cherryblossomrain Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
awww, they're cute little guys!
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:iconmichaelortega:
MichaelOrtega Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010   Traditional Artist
powerful craftsmanship!
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Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
don't make things that i want! :shakefist:
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Treyos Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
They're rather cute little guys. Have you got other sculptures in mind?
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LoxiasPhoebus Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
It's a very good experiment. I like the idea!
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Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, these are so sweet! Really interesting to hear the process, too. Always nice to know how these sorts of things are made :D
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SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
They are adorable!
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odangodumpling Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Student General Artist
amazing work! i love the colour and texture of these, they look great!
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JayelDraco Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
OMFG! Those are wonderful!
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:iconwendylynn:
WendyLynn Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These are SO NEAT! :thumbsup:
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:iconpinkparasol:
PinkParasol Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
Thanks!
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XxUnsightfulxX Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Omg, that's so amazing!!!
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:iconpinkparasol:
PinkParasol Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
Thank you! ♥
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XxUnsightfulxX Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Hehe, I just wish I could buy one ^^;
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purplekittykatgal Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
they are awesome!!!
at first i thgout they were real!!!
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PinkParasol Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
Thank you! ^_^
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purplekittykatgal Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ur welcome!!!
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Kim-Anderson Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute! :XD:
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PinkParasol Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
Thanks! ♥
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Kim-Anderson Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. Happy Birthday :cake: to you!
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cockrocket Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
I LOVE these little guys! They are so lumpy :heart: The paintjob looks fantastic on them all as well. Are the eyes also painted?

I've been wanting to try mold making for a while now as well, but I don't even know where to start. There's so many product choices at the store and they're all pretty expensive. I might try and get my hands on some RTV silicon. Does the original sculpture get destroyed when you make the mold?
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PinkParasol Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
Thank you so much! Yeah, the eyes are painted as well ^_^

If you bake your sculpture first, it should remain in tact! And, I would definitely try the RTV silicon first. Its sooo much easier. Especially if its the kind you pour and not the kind you paint on!
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cockrocket Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
I will have to try it your way :) thanks!
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