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Many objects that would make a good mold are too thin to create a good cavity for casting reproductions. This problem can be resoved easily using Safe-D-Clay™.

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The wood appliqué pictured here would make a great mold but it is too thin. In this tutorial, Safe-D-Clay™ will be used to thicken the appliqué in order to make a deeper cavity when a mold is made over it.


Safe-D-Clay™ is softened by kneading with hands.

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The softened clay is elongated in the general shape of the appliqué. The Safe-D-Clay™ is then sandwiched between two sheets of parchment paper and rolled out with a pin to the desired thickness.


The wooden appliqué is then press lightly, detail side up onto the rolled out Safe-D-Clay™. Using the appliqué as a template, cut through the Safe-D-Clay™ with an exacto knife or a shish kabob skewer so that clay remains only underneath the model.

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The model has been thickened and will now create a cavity in a mold that has a usable depth.



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