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Lucky toads by PinkParasol Lucky toads by PinkParasol
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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:iconamyinwonderlandofoz:
AmyinWonderlandofOz Jan 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful little guys....
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:iconoctoboy-the-8th:
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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:iconpinkparasol:
Aw, thank you! <3
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Noss91 Sep 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
I love them!! Their colors are so beautiful :)
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Noss91 Sep 11, 2011   Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :hug:
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Avaril Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so lovely!
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:iconlunatraits:
hehe, they're awesome
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hopes-darkest-light 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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