How To Make A Mold Into 3D Out Of A Paper Print

Decorating By TapsTreats Updated 16 Oct 2010 , 2:47am by victoryfarm

TapsTreats Posted 3 Oct 2010 , 8:29pm
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Hi - I looked through this section but I could not find the answer. So here goes...

I have a digital image that I want to make into a mold. The back can be flat but I want the front the have the detail kind of like your dog one one Martha Stewart.

The logo is a Goblin for a high school. It is attached.

Do you have any recomendations on how to make this more of a 3D type mold?

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MYOM-Dominic Posted 8 Oct 2010 , 2:54pm
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Hi Tapstreats,

You have two choices, you can purchase some non-toxic polymer clay and sculpt a three dimensional version of the image free hand and then bake the clay to harden it and then make a mold over that.

Your second choice is to take the digital image to a laser engraver. They can carve the image into plastic making it 3d like a stamp. Then you can make a mold over that with any of my food grade mold making products at

Hope This Helps,

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victoryfarm Posted 15 Oct 2010 , 7:07pm
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I didn't know there was such a thing. Can you recommend any brands?


MYOM-Dominic Posted 15 Oct 2010 , 10:55pm
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Hi Victoryfarm,

I think you are asking about the polymer clay. There is a product in craft stores called Sculpey. Some of the varieties are non-toxic. This is basically a clay that you can sculpt and form and then bake at about 175 degrees. It hardens when backed and then can be used quite well for mold making.

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victoryfarm Posted 16 Oct 2010 , 2:47am
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Whoops! Didn't realize the "subject" line doesn't show up anywhere.

Yes, thanks, I wasn't aware that Sculpey now makes a non-toxic version. I'll check it out.

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