Recreated Missing Keyhole Cover With Molding Clay
i was redoing my moms grandmothers chest of drawers. It was missing a keyhole cover and I could not find anything close. So I decided to try my hand at creating one with sculpey molding clay. Very pleased with the results!
bought 2 oz pkg at Michaels used 50% off coupon ($1.50!)
rolled putty in a ball and I pressed it into back of my original keyhole cover creating a "mold". Use some type of powder in hardware piece (to keep from sticking) and I put a little on my working clay. i removed putty from my original keyhole, and baked according to instructions.
Once I had my mold (pic on left)...I took more putty, pressed into the "mold" (remember to use baby powder or some type of powder)...I delicately removed putty impression from the mold. I used a tool to clean up edges (it helped for me to put original hardware over clay that I popped out of mold). Once I was happy with detail clean up I baked this piece (same time). Picture below show the replica on top and the original on the bottom..
spray painted. Once it's all dry I will attach to my chest of drawers!
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- Sculpey III clay (Michaels)
- Rustoleum Spray paint (Home Depot)
Published April 1st, 2017 7:59 PM
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Cheryl Grams on May 24, 2017I am really impressed That was really thinking oit of the box for a near perfect replica.!
Kelley MacKay on May 24, 2017Thanks!
Beth Harrington-Howes on May 31, 2017So clever! Thanks for sharing. :)
Could you make the mold out of air dry clay?