How to make bead details with molds
I would like to show you how I did the pearls (beads) of the moldings on the frame, which were missing or broken.
One way of making them, would be to put gesoo layers to form the shape of the bead but this would take a long time if I had to do a lot of these on the frame.
The fastest, cleanest and simplest way is making molds.
I used a special plasticine, called "Maimeri" which is Italian, and a dental gesso that is used in dental work. I mixed the gesso with water.
The first step is to press a bit of the plasticine on a piece of exisiting molding with perfect pearls.
Second, prepare the dental gesso with water taking care not to make bubbles.
Third, injecting the gesso the into the mold, that was made with the plasticine with the aid of a syringe.
Finally let the gesso dry until hard. Once it is hard, remove the plasticine carefully and apply the beads or pearls to the frame.
Thank you for reading.
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