Sharing one way to create the molds for the liquid fimo hollow beads.
How to apply color and make them translucent
Materials used in this poject:
- Soft natural clay (potters clay)
- Silk stocking
- Alcohol markers
- head pin
- bead cap
Step 2: Making the Mold
Mix water and soft natural clay to obtain a creamy liquid: Barbotine (ceramic slip)
Using a silk stocking and cotton make the bead mold
Dip the mold in the barbotine and let it dry.
It can air dry in a few hours, or in a few minutes if you use the heat gun.
Step 3: Liquid Polymer Clay Bead and Color
Once dry, cover the mold with a thin layer of liquid fimo and apply heat starting on the top
Apply a second coat and dry it again with the heat gun.
Apply color using alcohol markers and alcohol to obtain the translucent effect.
Make a new layer of liquid fimo and cure it. After that you can add a few more details with color.
Finish the piece with two more coats of liquid polymer clay.
Is important to work in a well-ventilated place.
By using the heat gun Fimo Liquid can release fumes
Step 4: Removing the Mold
Remove the toothpick and cut the silk stocking
Start removing the cotton from the inside. In this first phase don't remove the silk stocking, because it will be stuck to the barbotine To remove the barbotine and the silk stocking, dip the bead in warm water
Step 5: Finishing
You can put water inside the bead to create a more interesting effect (Optional)
Make the top for the bead with a small amount of liquid fimo (2 layers). Make a hole in the center and insert a head pin.
Glue it to the bead using epoxy glue.
Cover the top using a bead cap and mount your necklace.
Step 6: Have Fun!
Create new molds with different shapes and make more necklaces!! :D