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How to make a one-part mold

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Thanks to :icongraveatart:, whose Vurmling head i used for this tutorial and thanks to hubby who assisted me by playing the hand model! :heart:

You can't make your own mold/cast or don't want to waste money and material? I offer you my help! Like for :icongraveatart: i can make molds and casts from YOUR object for the fraction of the price you would spend on materials! Send me a note!

Have you seen my other tutorials?

Learn From Mistakes Others Make by LimitlessEndeavours How to make a two-part mold by LimitlessEndeavours How to make a resin cast in a one-part mold by LimitlessEndeavours
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PluviolLullaby's avatar
Can you use this with plastic and still use the plastic item afterwards? Thank you for this amazing tutorial; I hope I get to try it one day • w •. 
zims-lost-soul's avatar
Why cant it be an air hardening clay? will something happen?
LimitlessEndeavours's avatar
It is easier to remove soft clay (like plasticine) and you wont waste material since you'll most likely have to throw out the air drying clay after molding - but you could use it if you want. As long as it is sulfur free Meow :3 I didn't make a good experience with ad-clay and thought to point it out to use something different.
AnnaGiladi's avatar
This is very helpful! But what do I do if my object is hollow, can I still use this method? 
AnnaGiladi's avatar
Awesome, thank you :)
emma0art's avatar
could you do this with sculpy like make the mold and shove sculpy in it 
LimitlessEndeavours's avatar
not with this type of mold
emma0art's avatar
thank you for replying most art doll makers dont answer me XD 
HaraelTheFae's avatar
Excuse me, but why can't it be air hardening clay? :(
LimitlessEndeavours's avatar
It is easier to remove soft clay (like plasticine) and you wont waste material since you'll most likely have to throw out the air drying clay after molding - but you could use it if you want. As long as it is sulfur free :meow: I didn't make a good experience with ad-clay and thought to point it out to use something different.
StorybookCreatures's avatar
Oh! I didn't know you could cut silicone molds in half, I thought they were too flexible, I figured it would leak! Very cool that it doesn't! Thank you for sharing this. Llama Emoji-03 (Sparkles) [V1] 
LimitlessEndeavours's avatar
You can! Secure it with a rubber band to keep it closed. Or, depending on material and thickness you might consider giving it a shell for support, so it doesn't wobble around and keeps its shape! Also, if you are using drinking cups as mold box, you can later get a new cup, coat the outside of your finished mold with talcum powder and slide it back into the cup for added support.
StorybookCreatures's avatar
Oooo! Good to know! c: I'm still not sure if I want to involve any molds in my art dolls, I really like unique faces. But! I would totally use molds for accessories for the dolls. Your little guide here is PERFECT for casting little findings for jewelry. Llama Emoji-03 (Sparkles) [V1] 
maryssoftmounts's avatar
What a well done tutorial! Thanks for sharing.
MagicMage-y's avatar
I just wanted to pop in and say that I found this tutorial extremely helpful! I just made my first mold for an art doll of my own, and it turned out great, probably because of this tutorial! XD
superstarhollyann's avatar
I freaking love you for all of your tutorials! Huggle! 
Most people that make cool dolls like yours like to keep it all hush hush but you do all these lovely tutorials and even sell diy kits. I'm so wanting to buy one for a good practice of assembling a doll before I sculpt my own. I just need to decide which one I want and save up. >w<

But also I've been looking for stuff on resin casting for a while because I've been wanting to make my own garage kit figure. So thanks again! I am a dummy! 
LimitlessEndeavours's avatar
Thanks so much!

I'd suggest you get our DIY-Wolf for practice. It is the latest addition to the DIY-Kits we offer and the best designed doll, very "user friendly" regarding sewing, painting and assembling. :meow: Check our online store for availability www.limitlessendeavours.com
KaypeaCreations's avatar
This might be a derpy question but does the clay need to be baked or does it matter?
LimitlessEndeavours's avatar
Not derpy at all :meow: For a 2p-mold you should, since you have to build a clay bed where you squeeze your original in, as well when you flip the mold over to peel away this clay bed to create the second wall of the mold. Check out this example in my stash sta.sh/027w5z5d55lo
KaypeaCreations's avatar
Hehe. Thank you for the reply! so for a one part mold it doesn't matter? I know I got a quote from you but I then thought how many I actually wanted to make and of different things so thought I would give it a shot first before I slammed you with orders lol. 
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