4" Butterfly Casting Mold

$41.95 USD
Item# 80910
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  • Create lifelike butterfly castings - perfect for home and garden decor
  • Made from high quality ceramic for many firings
  • Creates a 4" x 4-1/2" casting
  • Mold measures 5" x 5-1/2"


Product Description

Create stunning butterfly castings with the 4" Butterfly Casting Mold. Whether you are making the stand alone project or an embellishment for a larger project, this mold creates a realistic butterfly that is sure to impress. Perfect for home and garden decor. Prepare mold with a casting primer before firing. Mold measures 5" x 5-1/2" and creates a casting the measures 4" x 4-1/2".

Projects shown by artist Stephanie O'Toole, courtesy of Creative Paradise.
 

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Pros : Large size for garden ornament
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  •   Butterflies are free to be colorful
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Pros : Great detail. Good size.
Cons : Can get thick. Need to experiment to get the right weight of glass in mold.
Other Thoughts : A slight slump gives these dimensionality and personality.
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Pros : Great detail, excellent size.
Cons : Need to experiment to get the right firing schedule for optimal thinness. I don't measure but mine run about 2.3 grams @ 1400 top temp.
Other Thoughts : I prefer thin butterflies with a lot of powdered frit details. Take care with metal inclusions. The wing attachment to the body is very thin. A better design is a strip of clear glass w/ little bit of fiber paper to make the hole for the hanger.
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