You're so smart...I never thought about putting my molds in the freezer, instead I coat the mold with cornstarch, pray, then swear like a sailor when distortion occurs! :)
Putting them in the freezer works like a dream! I don't have to use any release agent at all! The worst thing that ever happens is the occasional crack if I'm not careful when removing the frozen clay from the mold. Once out of the molds, I lay the beads on a sheet of paper to defrost and dry off before handling.
I love those roses so much! I always make my molds out of clay, so I can't do that neat overlappy kind of thing you've got on the edges. Maybe I should invest in some proper mold making supplies. Also, I'm super proud to see a Honey Bijou badge here! Thanks for using it. It was kind of a debacle figuring out how to display the code for it and such, and then I think people skimmed right past it.
Thanks for stopping by Jenna! I love my new badge! :DI use polymer clay to make some of my molds and stamps too, but you're right, it doesn't work for things with overlap. For these molds I used the 5 minute cold molding compound from Art Clay World. You can get it on Fire Mountain Gems: http://www.firemountaingems.com/details.asp?pn=H202244BS Try it out! You will love the detail you can get with it!
Wow - love seeing the process of how you create those beauties!
I wondered how to make molds that do not distort. The freezer! Aha! Thank you!
Those flowers are amazing- it is neat to see your process!
Cool - I've never seen how this was done before!
Oooh, Rebekah! That is so amazing! I love the flowers, so beautiful :)