Sunday, January 4, 2009
It worked! It worked! Okay, so his little tail popped off, but he was otherwise fine. It seems Imp can be cast from a relatively simple mold.
I am not sure about his tail. With this one, I waited too long to demold him and he began to dry. I knew he'd dry fast, as small as he is, but I was way off in predicting the wait time. That will often cause breakage on the appendages, which is exactly what happened. I'm not sure, though, if the tail will work even if I pull him out sooner. I may be reattaching a lot of tails! But then I originally thought I'd be casting with multiple molds and piecing together a partial body, two legs and a tail. So I'm ahead no matter what.
In all other respects, the mold worked perfectly. Now the question is, can I clean him without breaking him? And, if I can do that, can I do it more than once in a blue moon? But for now, I'm just thrilled that I have one, tiny little raw mud Imp!
Oh, and we did just get back from our trip to the Florida coast. We arrived home late last night, too tired to unpack. I should have been unpacking this morning, but that untested mold just couldn't wait. I do have some fun pictures from the beach that I'll try to post here shortly, including my first foray into sand sculpture (I'll stick with mud in the future).
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