Since I showed how I make a mould from my scrap clay I thought it was only fitting to follow up with how I create a new piece from my new mould. This is pretty basic for some but I've picked up a few quick and easy tips from books and mainly by trial and error of experience. I prefer to use water as a release agent and I find the more water you use, the easier and better the impression. (*see note below.)
I actually fill the cavity with water and then lay my rolled clay sheet over top. I then spray the top of the clay so my roller will not stick to the clay.
Using a lot of pressure (I have to stand up for this), I roll all the way across the clay sheet and mould.
I then cut around my piece and do any other necessary adjusting.
I used some green colored clay and filled in the areas with mica powders to give it a shimmering effect.
My new Christmas package earrings are ready to bake.
* Note: I should mention that with my experimenting I prefer using water as a release agent with Kato and Premo clays the most. I found that when I used water with Fimo, the clay tended to "gum up" after and so cornstarch seemed to be a better choice.