No stone was left unturned in creating this comprehensive master tool kit! This artist’s bucket, packed with every hand tool the metal clay artist needs to create, has been traveling with our in-house metal clay experts to trade shows and classes, and it’s no surprise that it’s gotten so much attention. Customers noticed it, wanted it, and asked for it--so here it is!
please note: The color of the included artist's bucket may vary from that shown.
Modeling with Rio Cold-Mold
Rio Cold-Mold is the answer to questions about how to create design molds quickly and cleanly. With 0% shrinkage, Cold-Mold is ideal for creating models for casting and for creating textures for designing with metal clay. About Your Cold-Molds When first made, silicone rubber molds exhibit natural release characteristics. Over time, this characteristic may diminish and your clay may begin to stick. If this occurs, apply a release agent such as CoolSlip or Modeler’s Silicone Mold Release to help ensure a clean release. Please Note: The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for this product should be read before use.
To use Cold Mold™ with Metal Clay, first knead together the two parts of the Cold-Mold compound until color is uniform.
Make a mold of a textured item you want to recreate (buttons, conchos, etc.) by pressing your pattern into the compound, then allow the mold to cure.
Once the mold is set you can remove the object.
Roll the metal clay to the desired thickness, press firmly and evenly into the mold. Peel the clay away from the mold; the details of the mold will be captured in the clay.
Trim away any excess clay; dry, sand, fire and finish your piece like you would any other metal clay piece.
After firing, your pure silver piece reflects the pattern you created! Keep the mold to use again and again.
How to Use Stamps to Make a Silver Metal Clay Ring
Candace Gates uses her Dynasty metal clay stamps and ring former to torch fire a beautiful PMC® ring.