When I saw all these cute and tiny paper clips in south korea, I couldn't resist! As they are all made out of metal I already had some use with polymer clay in mind. But now I thought why not to make some kind of stamps / molds out of them? And here we go...
Something from the lab: A PCR reaction plate (this was already unsteril and before we throw it away I finally realized the great little letters!).
Just to give you an idea how tiny the letters and numbers are.
This is a closure I found in my local fabric and sewing shop... had to come with me! They also have great bronze metal rings I am using for jewelery normally meant for belts. Really always worth to have a look in stores for other crafting areas ^^
I wanted to make some molds with metal charms I had lying around. I clipped the pin hole off to get a better mold.
Now to the resulting stamps and molds: Sooooo cute these tiny wee animals!
Some stamps made just with some details of the paper clips...
Just roughly handles ^^
My new letter and number stamps. I have now the numbers 1 to 12 and the letters A to H. Not perfect but enough to play with it! I put small polymer clay balls on top of the plate and baked it all together (the PCR plate can tolerate the heat). Afterwards I glued this strange wood pieces I found in my stash on the baked clay with E6000.
Molds made with polymer clay is stiff and for other uses (at least for me) compared with silicone molds. With a polymer clay mold like this you can get perfect details.
I also write on the backside what kind of mold it is and of course mark the top!
The I used some old scraps of polymer clay (fimo classic) to test the imprints / molds :)
Love the little colibri and squirrel! I can see nice pendants and textures made with them :)
In small they are also cute... and such tiny letters and numbers... find he bananas?
The molds are nicely working and I always have use for leaves and more leaves!
...and a lot of tiny cute animals!
Rather more for my beads and pendants... will look great after baking and painting.
Even while I love fimo classic to work with, I definitely would suggest now suer sculpey firm for making small molds and stamps. The fimo classic is not attaching too much to a baked super sculpey mold (that is not the case if I want to use fimo classic in a mold made with fimo classic!). Yes, of course I also use a little bit of water or baby powder as a release agent but I prefer if I already don't have to use a lot to start with ^^Also as I already wrote quite often in my blog: Super sculpey firm hold small details stunningly great and beautiful!