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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 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
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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PinkParasol Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Thank you! <3
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Noss91 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011   Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :hug:
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Avaril Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so lovely!
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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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