Posted by Lora Hart
I tend to like "outie" textures rather than "inny's", so I decided to make reverse molds of the designs I wanted to use. I had some two-part silicone mold material in my tool box, and it made perfect 3-D duplicates of Patrik's imagery. I was worried about the silicone sticking to the rubber stamp, but it released easily.
I couldn't have done it without a few of my favorite tools. I love my black rubber block. It raises the work up and helps support delicate pieces as I sand edges or carve. I found that the molded bits were a little too 'soft focus' so I used single thickness, 320 grit sandpaper along with a wonderful plastic sanding needle that I discovered at my local model train store to reinforce the details.
I'm really excited to see how this project comes out.