Monday, 19 January 2009

Footprints

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Well, foot moulds really! After I had done the serious ironing (you know, the boring stuff....) this morning I used the ironing board to have a play with my new shoes and some plasticine. I read on someone's blog that you can use plasticine to make moulds which can then be lined with toilet tissue to make embellishments. I have a feeling that I can store these plasticine moulds in the freezer for future use, or am I completely mad? We'll soon find out if the moulds harden and crack up.
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This is the plasticine covered in torn up toilet tissue. I painted each mould with some liquid soap before I started adding the toilet tissue layers in the hope that this will ease the lifting off process. Then I layered torn tissue with watered down PVA glue in several layers until I felt it was thick enough. Now I have to wait for it all to dry. I have peeled the smallest one away but it was still a bit soggy so I am going to be more patient with the remaining moulds and will probably peel them off tomorrow.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe try using sculpey . . . you could bake them and they wouldn't have to be kept in the freezer

Wanda

Julie said...

Thank you Wanda. I bought some Sculpey the other week for one of Maggie Grey's lessons so I'll give it a try.

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

When I was doing my C& G we covered the plastacine with cling film and then foil. It is still a good mould and it is now about 2 years old.
As for the camera, I am really glad it turned up, I couldn't get the same model as they don't make it any more.

Gina said...

This would also work well with dissovable paper.

sharon young said...

These look great fun, Julie, I'll be very interested to see where you go with them from here.
Many thanks for your encouraging remarks on my blog post, can't wait till March and I can get back to blogging as usual :-)