Daily Art Inspiration 10/14/09-Pendants in Process, originally uploaded by Lynn_EL/UnaOdd.
I've experimented with this before, but I don't know why I never did more with it. I initially made some pendants by impressing leaves and designs into clay. These were meant to painted and resin-coated. I never finished them and have a ton of them piling up.
Yesterday I absently grabbed a blob of clay and pushed it into the impression in the original pendant. I really like how the image is now raised and did a bunch of them.
Trial and error -polymer likes to stick to itself...even if one is cured. I found freezing the pendants helped maintain the shape while removing. I've also mixed a home-made mold release that I'm going to give a try. I mixed a small amount of mineral spirits and petroleum jelly to the consistency of cream. I am going to brush on and let dry. We'll see how it goes!